The Wheeling Alternative

Explaining the possible Murray Energy layoffs

You get different information and emphasis depending upon the source

The Wheeling Intelligencer rewrites the Murray Energy press release

On Saturday morning, reporter Casey Junkins explained the possibility of layoffs at Murray Energy:

Murray Energy Corp. indicated Friday it may cut 4,400 more jobs by September — a move that would leave the company that employed 8,400 in May of 2015 with . . .

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July 06, 2016

Illegal immigration

The Intelligencer cherry-picks and distorts the facts in order to support Donald Trump

Is the problem of illegal immigration getting worse? Yes, according to this morning's Intelligencer editorial:

With the federal fiscal year only slightly more than two-thirds over, the number of illegal immigrant families coming into the United States already is higher than for all of FY 2015, according to published reports. . . .

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July 05, 2016

Mission Impossible?

Turn Republican Bill Cole into an "outsider"

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Apparently, Mike Myer accepted the mission. Here this morning's column:

Now, anyone who knows Cole understands he’s an outsider, too. He is not a career politician. He didn’t take office until May 2010 when, ironically enough, then-Gov. Joe Manchin appointed him to fill a vacancy in the House of Delegates.

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July 02, 2016

More on the cost of electricity and electing Trump

Some additional voices

Wednesday's Intelligencer editorial (see post below) asserted a couple of points: the cost of electricity has risen dramatically since Obama became president, it would become worse under a Clinton presidency, and our only hope to prevent $1000 a month electric bills is to elect Donald Trump. I did a bit more research today and found a . . .

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July 01, 2016

Statistics don't lie but . . . .

Some geeky stuff on the cost of electricity

It's time for another anti-Hillary editorial. It meets all of the criteria:

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What makes it somewhat different is the emphasis on the use of statistics (one verifiable but the rest not) to support the editorial point that electricity prices have risen dramatically since the beginning of the Obama presidency and will rise . . .

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June 29, 2016

If the Intelligencer didn't cover it, did it actually happen?

Covering/not covering the Supreme Court's most important abortion decision in 24 years (With late-afternoon correction)

4:30 PM CORRECTION -- A reader points out that the AP article is on page 10 of the morning Intelligencer. I missed it. I apologize to my readers and the Intelligencer.

On most mornings I read the print version of the Wheeling Intelligencer along with two newspapers online, the Charleston Gazette-Mail and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. . . .

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June 28, 2016

The Sunday opinion section carries Delegate Ryan Weld's op-ed piece

A new low?

Page C4 of the opinion section has a guest column by the House of Delegates member Ryan Weld (R, Brooke and Ohio). The title, "Democrats Obstructed Budget Solely for Politics," describes the first fourth of the column. The rest of the column is a personal attack on Senator Jack Yost.

The column purports to be about the . . .

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June 26, 2016

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