The Wheeling Alternative

So much for ethics

A desperation editorial: "Shoe on Other Foot on 'War on Women'"

Silvrback blog image
A meeting of World War II Women Airforce Service Pilots
(source - National Museum of the U.S. Air Force)

Invoking their favorite metaphor (shoe on other foot), this morning's Intelligencer editorial argues that the Obama administration along with Democrats, are guilty of a war on women. The editorial about honoring the . . .

Read More

May 23, 2016

The Intelligencer's anti-Hillary campaign moves into high gear (updated 5/22)

Saturday morning's Intelligencer previews their election coverage

Balance removed from an AP gun rights story

Donald Trump spoke to the National Rifle Association convention yesterday and this morning's Intelligencer used only the first 40% of the Associated Press story -- essentially a summary of Trump's anti-Clinton remarks to the group. What was dropped from the Intelligencer coverage . . .

Read More

May 21, 2016

An important Ogden guideline for political cartoonists: you can offend the Prophet but don't offend the profit

Silvrback blog image

In the aftermath of the attack last year on the offices of Charlie Hebdo for printing a political cartoon satirizing the Prophet Muhammad, one of our local Ogden "newspapers" followed up on it with a column by Mike Myer. As I noted at the time, the Myer column discussed the attack and then focused on the question of why . . .

Read More

May 18, 2016

A divorced-from-reality editorial

Another shoe on the wrong foot? It's the Intelligencer's excuse for more projection

From this morning's editorial in the Intelligencer:

Just a few weeks ago, Hillary Clinton and other Democrat Party leaders were chortling with glee at what they called disarray in the Republican Party. . . .

Funny how . . .

Read More

May 16, 2016

Exit polls on the West Virginia Democratic presidential primary

Some interesting questions

Will Trump win big in West Virginia in November? It would appear so. From the ABC News exit poll:

West Virginia Democratic voters were among least liberal so far this year; fewer than half said they were liberals, vs. an average of 62 percent in previous Democratic contests. And in one last notable result, about a third in . . .

Read More

May 12, 2016

Updating labor stories

More on the right-to-work challenge and Alpha Natural Resources

As teachers frequently remind students: "Please do your own work"

Did the WV legislature, in their rush (it was SB 1) to prove how anti-union they were, fail to change ALEC's right-to-work model legislation enough to make it constitutional? In the previous post I noted the AFL-CIO's decision to challenge the . . .

Read More

May 11, 2016

Odds and ends from around the Web

WV Supremes, right-to-work, and where (not) to retire

The race for the West Virginia Supreme Court

This morning's Grist (via Mother Jones) has a good article on West Virginia Supreme Court politics. Here's a sample: (Note - Grist notes that Bailey is a lawyer who has fought coal companies.)

The number of twists and turns in this contest have made the outcome anyone . . .

Read More

May 09, 2016

Archive

All Categories: david mckinley(105) joe manchin(100) trump presidency(92) shelley moore capito(89) wheeling newspapers(86) donald trump(76) war on coal(75) mike myer(69) wheeling intelligencer(62) patrick morrisey(61) coal(59) hillary clinton(55) intelligencer editorial(55) wheeling intelligencer editorial(51) climate change(41) wheeling news-register editorial(39) murray energy(35) gun control(34) obama(32) wheeling news-register(32) news-register editorial(31) robert murray(30) ogden newspaper bias(29) jim justice(29) trump administration(29) anti-clinton bias(28) fracking(25) trumpcare(25) obamacare(24) ogden newspapers(24) wheeling newspaper biases(24) michael myer(23) town hall meetings(22) don blankenship(22) epa(21) bill cole(20) republican legislature(19) evan jenkins(19) wv legislature(18) ogden favorite(17) intelligencer propaganda(16) bishop bransfield(14) sinclair broadcasting(14) racism(14) wheeling newspaper ethics(14) ryan ferns(13) wv teachers(13) news on the cheap(13) yesterday's news tomorrow(13) wv politics(13) intelligencer(13) impeachment(13) mac warner(13) wv drug problems(12) newspapers on the cheap(12) republican tax reform(11) it's all obama's fault(11) gordon gee(11) republican candidates(11) wv supreme court judges(11) ogden newspaper hypocricy(11) charleston gazette-mail(11) wheeling newspaper hypocrisy(11) umwa(10) koch(10) alternative energy(10) ethical journalism(10) wv governor race(10) fair and balanced(10) bernie sanders(9) fox news(9) kendra fershee(9) pittsburgh pirates(9) west virginians(9) natural gas(9) wtov(9) john oliver(9) right-to-work(9) 2018 wv senate race(8) morrisey(8) polls(8) renewables(8) vendetta(8) china and west virginia(8) obamacare replacement(8) republican presidential candidates(8) blankenship trial(8) murray coal(8) plagiarism(7) political correctness(7) wtrf(7) coal ash(7) bob nutting(7) clean coal(7) west virginia university(7) teacher unions(7) 2018 wv senatorial election(7) trump border wall(7) john kasich(7) mountaintop removal(7) intelligencer headlines(7) alpha natural resources(7) electricity costs(7) doug reynolds(7) republicans vs. democrats(7) west virginia economy(6) fox guarding hen house(6) religious freedom bill(6) mitch mcconnell(6) fake news(6) opioids(6) fact checking(6) iran(6) bill johnson(6) medicaid(6) misleading headlines(6) u.s. energy policy(6) jeff kessler(6) pro-trump coverage(6) astroturf(6) brett kavanaugh(6) western coal(6) west virginia legislature(6) clean power plan(6) education(5) wv taxes(5) liberals(5) global warming(5) money in politics(5) brent benjamin(5) west virginia state government(5) discrimination(5) dumbest editorial award(5) wv stereotype(5) appalachian sterotype(5) trump criticism(5) trump twitter(5) worst editorial of the year award(5) west virginia health care(5) wheeling newspaper hypocricy(5) deathmatch(5) robin capehart(5) sports betting(5) republican senatorial primary(5) mueller investigation(5) charter schools(5) andrew wheeler(5) trump racism(5) west liberty university(4) drugs(4) coal wars(4) ogden self-promotion(4) ryan weld(4) rob portman(4) trump(4) coal propaganda(4) steven allen adams(4) immigration(4) miner retirement(4) community newspaper(4) peabody energy(4) capito(4) intelligencer hypocrisy(4) nobel peace prize(4) democratic presidential candidates(4) scalia replacement(4) wv education(4) republican national convention(4) scott pruitt(4) ogden bias(4) trump budget(4) climate change polls(4) wv jobs(4) guns(4) betsy devos(4) darrell mcgraw(4) blood on the mountain(4) trump west virginia(4) russians and trump(4) west virginia republican party(4) mckinley(4) medicare(3) dreamers(3) umw(3) charlottesville(3) wheeling new-register editorial(3) david zatezalo(3) abortion(3) wv aclu(3) executive action(3) msha(3) political cartoons(3) west virginia 2017 budget(3) breitbart(3) pope francis(3) worst editorial of 2019(3) the onion(3) patricia rucker(3) wv republicans(3) iraq(3) west virginia's future(3) pro-trump bias(3) wv flooding(3) most unethical editorial award(3) patrick buchanan(3) riley moore(3) ted cruz(3) baseball on the cheap(3) little blue run(3) full disclosure(3) water quality(3) bethesda(3) jeff sessions(3) severance tax(3) wilbur ross(3) william ihlenfeld(3) imperial president(3) concealed carry(3) budget cuts to social programs(3) vouchers(2) omnibus funding bill(2) west virginia history(2) benghazi(2) alec(2) wind energy(2) freedom of speech(2) the iraq war(2) epipen(2) twitter news(2) james van nostrand(2) miners protection act(2) rewriting history(2) secretary of education(2) michael flynn(2) kellyanne conway(2) hilary clinton(2) west virginia stereotype(2) james comey(2) civility(2) millennials(2) american chemical council(2) alt right(2) 2017 summer recess(2) sexual harassment(2) cults(2) associated press(2) climate change denier(2) ferc(2) huckabee(2) ken ward jr(2) black lung(2) charleston gazette(2) nra(2) trump tv(2) pittsburgh post-gazette(2) united mine workers(2) tariffs(2) tpp(2) worst article of the year award(2) 2019 government shutdown(2) wv public broadcasting(2) sunday wheeling news-register(2) wheeling hospital(2) trump stuff you can't make up(2) mass media(2) anti-muslim attacks(2) concern trolling(2) 2020 democratic presidential candidates(2) evangelicals for trump(2) alexander acosta(2) robert byrd(2) green new deal(2) wv mining disasters(2) first energy(2) snap benefits(2) alex mooney(2) planned parenthood(2) booth goodwin(2) popular posts(2) integrity fee(2) north korea(2) barry goldwater(1) events(1) cyberbullying(1) joe biden(1) stereotypes(1) flag burning(1) metronews poll(1) casey junkins(1) ethane storage(1) poverty porn(1) term limits(1) conspiracy theories(1) rush limbaugh(1) single payer(1) mepco(1) football culture wars(1) matt bevin(1) refugee crisis(1) john conyers(1) blake farenhold(1) environmental films(1) alaska(1) rounding up the usual suspects(1) conflict of interest(1) main studio rule(1) gil white(1) media matters(1) roy moore(1) cdc(1) ogden holiday editions(1) rant(1) chip(1) kathleen hartnett-white(1) biased research(1) trump supporters(1) mercatus center(1) ogden national debt editorial(1) national debt(1) coal subsidies(1) fake editorial(1) 2018 budget(1) wv unemployment(1) obama white house(1) ivanka trump(1) heroin(1) new media(1) 2017 wrap-up(1) 2017 favorites(1) 2017 awards(1) superdelegates(1) poverty(1) federal budget(1) rick perry(1) gazette-mail bankruptcy(1) wheeling area media(1) whistleblower(1) fcc(1) net neutrality(1) dumbest column award(1) death of newspaper(1) 2019 awards(1) war on christmas(1) wv democratic party(1) democratic party(1) anti-semitism(1) beth walker(1) 2018 elections(1) ogden syndicated columnists(1) comments(1) mccarthyism(1) trump foundation(1) mark curtis(1) stephen bannon(1) the health plan(1) air travel(1) wheeling police(1) super pac(1) roseanne barr(1) third-party candidates(1) freudian slip(1) methane(1) west virginia wilder(1) flint(1) sierra club(1) al gore(1) cbo(1) u.s. deficit(1) ohio state(1) wv business climate(1) cnbc survey(1) jim jordan(1) chris regan(1) pat buchanan(1) sec(1) erickson(1) mountain valley pipeline(1) atlantic coast pipeline(1) tim armstead(1) voter suppression(1) john prine(1) richard ojeda(1) bill clinton(1) ethics(1) hurricane matthew(1) charleston(1) eqt(1) school shootings(1) national education association(1) veterans(1) heather bresch(1) buffalo creek(1) michael cohen(1) plastic bags(1) benwood bridge(1) alexander hamilton(1) canary in the coal mine(1) ohio politics(1) 2018 awards(1) mike folk(1) orwell(1) solar energy(1) wheeling jesuit university(1) tax foundation(1) media ethics(1) bluefield state college(1) covington(1) americans for prosperity(1) grassroots leadership academy(1) radical islam(1) eric porterfield(1) pat mcgeehan(1) ovmc closing(1) local news(1) coal companies(1) syria(1) sherrod brown(1) ogden online poll(1) paul manafort(1) low-information voter(1) ogden stenography(1) lgbt(1) aarp(1) quid pro quo(1) coal company bankruptcy(1) self-disclosure(1) william barr(1) beto o rourke(1) bipartisanship(1) jack yost(1) tyler county(1) michelle malkin(1) ilhan omar(1) vawa(1) elizabeth warren(1) newt gingrich(1) bridges(1) investment in coal(1) jeb bush(1) tax rates(1) little blue(1) keystone pipeline(1) due process(1) china(1) lng(1) worst column of 2019(1) lgbtq(1) capito reelection editorial(1) lugar bipartisan index(1) storage hub(1) 2020 congressional race(1) blame obama(1) blogging(1) test scores(1) epa pr(1) clean water bill(1) sexual assault(1) american civil war(1) mike pence(1) stream protection rule(1) aclu(1) election security(1) teach for america(1) cybersecurity(1) pelosi quote(1) ultra-liberals(1) city of wheeling(1) terrorism(1) alternate facts(1) internet service provider(1) medical marijuana(1) franking(1) wv board of education(1) liberal blame(1) jared kushner(1) social security(1) martin luther king(1) a charlie brown christmas(1) jim lees(1) sex trafficking(1) automation(1) wv employers(1) exxon(1) rex tillerson(1) paula swearengin(1) obama's fault(1) gary cohn(1) paris agreement(1) move(1) self-promotion(1) voter id(1) kkk(1) local sports coverage(1) hurricane harvey(1) boris epshteyn(1) public access(1) ethics committee(1) wvu(1) patriot coal(1) home