# So what if it's out-of-context, he said it didn't he?

### Fact-checking an Intelligencer editorial

Here is this morning's Intelligencer editorial titled "Kerry to Press: Shut Up."

During a visit to Bangladesh Monday, Secretary of State John Kerry had some advice for the press: Stop scaring people. Cut back on those reports of terrorist atrocities.

Kerry — who, incidentally, was in Bangladesh to seek more . . .

September 01, 2016

# Documenting the locals' anti-Clinton agenda 9

You can't miss it - it's at the top of today's Intelligencer front page. Yes, in a font size worthy of the end of a world war, the death of a president, or David McKinley speaking to a veteran's group, we learn:

### FBI Holding Hillary’s Emails on Benghazi

The Associated Press article that follows tells . . .

August 31, 2016

# Documenting the locals' anti-Clinton agenda 8

### Does our "newspapers' " silence about Trump's racism, sexism, nativism and refusal to release his tax returns mean that they agree with him?

In looking at the last five days of Intelligencer and News-Register editorial pages in one sitting, it's not hard to see a pattern:

### CLINTON --14 editorials and columns, all negative

Thursday editorials:

Clinton is Tardy in Ethics Concern

Clinton Probe Was Ended Prematurely

Crooked Politics . . .

August 29, 2016

# “All that the people require in order to arrive at proper conclusions is light and information.”

### 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 . . .

August 24, 2016

# Now that the lie is in place, the locals will reference it again and again

### 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 . . .

August 24, 2016

# Propagandizing for the fossil fuel industry

### 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 . . .

August 22, 2016

# Nothing new but that doesn't matter - it's Bill Cole's plan

### 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 . . .