The Wheeling Alternative

A possible explanation for why Donald Trump won the election

As local coal CEO Robert Murray explained to Bloomberg News:

In recent months, Murray joined the Evangelical church. He was dwelling on that change while he was watching the election results in the early morning Wednesday. He was sitting in his Ohio home, he said, reflecting on his family, his workers and Biblical figures.

“ . . .

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November 11, 2016

Can Trump bring back coal jobs to West Virginia?

Looking around the Web for answers

Yesterday's Bloomberg News essentially sums up what I found in researching that question:

He can roll back regulations, slash government jobs, pull out of global treaties and strip the tax benefits from renewable energy. But can Donald Trump make coal great again?

Probably not, say energy industry leaders and analysts.

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November 11, 2016

Election Day odds and ends

Intelligencer stays true to form

The largest headline on this morning's front page tells us:

Candidates Make Their Final Pitches

The report is yet another example of the Intelligencer's "fair-and-balanced" political reporting: a little over 20% of the article covers the Democrats as most . . .

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November 08, 2016

"Blood on the Mountain"

I first wrote about a soon-to-be-released documentary, "Blood on the Mountain," over a year ago. It's release, however, was delayed until later this month perhaps to include material about the Blankenship trial. Here's the description of the film from its homepage:

Blood on the Mountain is a searing . . .

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November 07, 2016

Reading the weekend opinion sections

(with November 7 update)

Saturday

Front page - "Cole Would Focus on Jobs, Drug Abuse"

The front pages of Wheeling's "newspapers" are sometimes used as an extension of the editorial pages. By using biased headlines, edited AP reports, and editorial-like articles, the papers look to persuade rather than inform. And as we draw . . .

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November 06, 2016

Documenting the anti-Clinton agenda 19

Hillary's "master plan"

Egads, the lengths the Intelligencer will go to attack Hillary Clinton. In today's editorial, we learn the Clinton has a "master plan" for "Pitting Ohio Voters Against Each Other." What's the plan?

Pitting rural Ohioans against urban dwellers is part of Clinton's master plan.

I . . .

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November 04, 2016

Morrisey Watch 21

Can the locals get any more blatant in their partisanship?

Hey, I thought that Joselyn King worked for the Wheeling "newspapers" and not the Patrick Morrisey campaign? (Hmmm -- the thought just occurred to me that maybe they are one-and-the-same.) Both of today's papers carried her front-page (I hesitate to call it a "news report") article on Patrick Morrisey's background . . .

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November 03, 2016

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