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The Wheeling Intelligencer in August: “Special interests and powerful politicians seeking to influence us are wasting their time”

Yeah, right. Then why is it astroturfing us with a Koch-backed energy industry lobbyist pushing fossil fuel propaganda?

The quotation in today’s title is from an August Intelligencer editorial celebrating their anniversary. Unfortunately for its readership, their willingness to bow to special interests (especially in the fossil fuel industries) is once again borne out on its front page.

The morning paper’s headline read:

Report: Shale . . .

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October 08, 2018

West Virginia politicians and the Kavanaugh vote

Manchin, Capito and a coat-hanger councilman

AP suggests that Senator Manchin faces a "firestorm" for his vote

From the Associated Press earlier today:

Democrat Joe Manchin faces firestorm at home after voting for Kavanaugh

Here's the key paragraph:

A day after Manchin broke with his party on what may be the most . . .

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October 07, 2018

Manchin to vote for Kavanaugh

As the New York Times reports:

Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh appeared destined for final confirmation to the Supreme Court after two key undecided senators — Susan Collins of . . .

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October 05, 2018

WV Kavanaugh watch: Capito onboard, Manchin still undecided

From Senator Capito:

Senator Manchin is still undecided. Here is the most recent report from two hours ago:

. . .

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October 04, 2018

Partisan and pathetic

Wheeling “newspapers” totally ignore Trump’s verbal assault on Christine Blasey Ford

On Tuesday night at a campaign rally in Mississippi, President Trump ridiculed Christine Blasey Ford who accused Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. The major media covered the story extensively. One of the earliest reports from the Associated Press headlined it this way:

In . . .

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October 04, 2018

Am I losing a country?

Trump comes to Wheeling

Saturday's speech in Wheeling -- pure Trump

Trump started his Saturday night speech with some coherence: he discussed the "booming" national and West Virginia economies:

Our economy is booming like never before. Remember, I told you. And by the way, your state is booming like never before. Poverty is . . .

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October 03, 2018

Shorter Mike Myer: No one should question WV’s Supreme Court impeachment

Least of all a woman!

If you read Saturday’s Mike Myer column, “Conspiracy Claim Ridiculous,” our local editor argues that any argument that there was a political component to impeachment of West Virginia Supreme Court justices is “ridiculous.”

His target is former WV Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis who, earlier this week, filed a federal lawsuit . . .

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September 30, 2018

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