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Blaming Obama for West Virginia's drug problem

Has the Wheeling News-Register reached a new low?

From yesterday's editorial in the Wheeling News-Register:

It may be that some of the drug addicts President Barack Obama hears about when he visits West Virginia on Wednesday began using cocaine, heroin, pain pills or other controlled substances because of action by his administration.

We do not engage lightly in such . . .

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October 19, 2015

Misinterpreting Deaton

The News-Register distorts a Nobel winner's economic ideas

The Nobel prize in economics was given to Angus Deaton of Princeton University and on Monday the Associated Press wrote about him and why he won the award. Without printing the original AP story or, for that matter, any story on the prize, the Wheeling News-Register on Wednesday afternoon editorialized about what Deaton had concluded. (As the . . .

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October 15, 2015

"Straw Man Defense in Play"

Mike Myer describes his own Sunday column

Michael Myer's Sunday column,"Straw Man Defense in Play," is about the criticism of his newspaper's editorials on school reform. Myer notes that a number of the critics use the straw man fallacy:

Ever hear of the "straw man" strategy of deflecting criticism? It's used commonly in politics. It . . .

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September 21, 2015

An editorial on WV job loss

Taking note of the News-Register's assault on economic theory and ethical journalism

Wednesday afternoon's lead editorial, "Taking Note of Assault on West Virginia" references a blog post written by Anna Louie Sussman for the Wall Street Journal last Friday. Sussman's post examines the causes of West Virginia's employment drop. What the News-Register does in its editorial is distort the blog's . . .

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August 27, 2015

Reading the Sunday "newspaper"

A surprising story on the front page: "Research Links Living Near Fracking to Illness"

In the year and a half that I have been doing this blog, I have never seen a story on the front page that connects fracking with health problems. I've noted on my blogs during that period the numerous studies that dealt with the . . .

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July 20, 2015

Reading the 6/21 Sunday News-Register

The transition to Hillary Clinton has begun.

Even though we are still 16 months from the choosing our next president, the News-Register is already in full election mode. You've probably noticed it -- the anti-Clinton material has been increasing weekly. Today, one-half of the editorial page is devoted to attacks on Clinton; two . . .

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June 21, 2015

A surprise -- a good article on the coal layoffs in the Sunday News-Register

Local reporter Ian Hicks covered with sufficient detail and evidence the ramifications of the recent local coal layoffs. The article brought together a number of related stories including the recent WVU study. I especially liked that he looked at additional sources beyond simply relying on Murray Coal - especially for the number of outside . . .

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June 01, 2015

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