And the Intelligencer provides neither
It's the Intelligencer's anniversary and so it's time for them to tell us how great they are. Here are the two highlights from their annual self-congratulatory editorial:
Now more than ever, The Intelligencer strives to be the reliable, accurate provider of information for our readers.
As Monday's . . .
That didn't take long
The first extended analysis of a Mike Myer column that I did for my old blog was back in March of 2014. Myer had claimed an unnamed industry analyst (my hunch was that it was a Murray Energy employee) had told him that China was not the biggest importer of U.S. coal, Germany was. I found that difficult to believe given the country's . . .
The Intelligencer cherry-picks and misrepresents the Harvard study on the cost of miners transitioning to solar
Back on August 10 I blogged about a new study from the Harvard Business Review that looked at the cost of retraining coal miners to work in solar energy. I quoted the study's conclusion:
The results of the study show that a relatively minor investment ($180 million to $1.8 billion, based on best and worst case scenarios) in . . .
Reviewing this week's "Cole for Governor" editorial
Yes, this morning's "newspaper" gives us yet another editorial (I think it's now a Sunday requirement) telling us what a great governor Bill Cole would be. This time we learn about his "plan to battle the drug abuse epidemic in West Virginia."
In the editorial's third sentence, we learn that Cole . . .
Yet another front-page "news" story to help his re-election campaign (updated August 21)
For the second day in a row, this morning's Intelligencer gave front-page coverage to Patrick Morrisey, who is up for re-election to attorney general. On Thursday, AG Morrisey visited the area and yesterday's top-of-the-page headline proclaimed that he was working to curb drugs! (See next post down.) Today's front-page story tells . . .
"Attorneys General Work to Curb Drugs" and in others breaking news "Police Seek to Capture Criminals"
This morning's Intelligencer front page featured yet another non-story in support of Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's re-election bid. Taking up one-third of the front page, we learn that he and Ohio . . .
Louisiana flooding (source - CBS News)
A surprise - the Intelligencer prints an AP article on the global warming debate
On Monday, the Intelligencer acknowledged that there is a debate going on over climate change by printing an edited version of a longer Associated Press analysis. For most of the article, the AP . . .