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Reading the Sunday News-Register

After a week of filling their "newspapers" with few local stories but lots of AP stories, our locals returned to form on Sunday once again emphasizing local stories even if the stories were not exactly front page news or, in one case, not even a new story.

The Sunday front page, in particular, seemed to be filled with . . .

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December 28, 2015

Once again, a Murray PR release becomes Saturday's top-of-the-front-page news

The headline tells us:

Mine Acquisitions Deemed Positive

Here's the lede for the story:

Murray Energy Corp. offset production declines at its Ohio coal mines last year by increasing yields at some of the West Virginia operations the firm acquired from Consol Energy for $3.5 billion approximately . . .

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December 28, 2015

The Intelligencer lies to its readers

The worst editorial of the year?

I realize that we still have 10 days of editorials to go but I think this morning's Intelligencer editorial, "Liberal Lawmakers Obama’s Strength," may likely be the worst local editorial of 2015.

The editorial is an attack upon the omnibus budget bill passed on Friday. The bill certainly contained some things that a . . .

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December 21, 2015

Manchin and Sanders - kindred spirits?

An additional perspective on yesterday's omnibus funding vote

You may have seen this morning's front page article in the Intelligencer explaining how our local legislators voted on the omnibus funding deal. Here's a bit more perspective on the senate vote (especially Joe Manchin's) from diarist Liberty Equality Fraternity Trees at Daily Kos:

Early yesterday morning, the House . . .

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December 19, 2015

Robert Murray on the presidential election

Hint -- his choice isn't Hillary

Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray commented to Columbus Business First on some of the candidates for president:

Carly Fiorina: "a great lady."

Ted Cruz: "could be the guy."

Rick Santorum: "a friend for decades."

Murray thinks that Donald Trump will eventually flash out:

. . .

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December 19, 2015

Another News-Register objective headline?

Don't bother with the story -- just look at the picture and read the headline!

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Here are the first two sentences of the AP report:

The State Department said Friday it can't find emails belonging to a former department employee who helped set up and maintain Hillary Clinton's private email server when she was secretary of state.

The department has found emails from Bryan Pagliano's . . .

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December 14, 2015

"Destroying Affordable Electricity" (with December 13 update)

by the Intelligencer's most-trusted energy source of information

Today we were treated on the forum page to a long opinion piece on "Destroying Affordable Energy" by Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray. Murray uses lots and lots and lots of statistics with next-to-no indication of where they came from. The only evidence cited is a recent study from Energy Ventures Analysis which I previously noted . . .

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December 12, 2015

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