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Another evidence-free editorial on the Clean Power Plan

the repeat, repeat, repeat strategy of persuasion

Last Thusday evening, Wheeling Jesuit University's Appalachian Institute presented a program entitled “Speaking Truth to Power.” One of the two speakers, James Von Nostrand, who is director of the Center for Energy and Sustainable Development at WVU, discussed the various ways in which WV could deal with the Clean Power Plan. After . . .

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November 03, 2015

Wheeling News-Register -- attacks on Hilary are timeless

Does anybody at that "newspaper" actually follow the news?

Earlier this week Andrew Napolitano wrote a syndicated column about questions that he thinks should be asked of Hilary Clinton when she appeared before the House Benghazi Committee. A quick Google search suggests that the Napolitano article appeared in a number of papers on Wednesday and Thursday. As anyone who spent any time yesterday or . . .

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October 23, 2015

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

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