Propaganda passing as a news article
The Wheeling "newspaper" monopoly has always had a soft spot for Shelley Moore Capito as it did for her father, the late-governor. Whether campaigning or working in Congress, the coverage of Capito has been almost all positive. For example, in last year's senatorial election, Capito scored 429 column inches of coverage (almost . . .
Which has the more promising future?
Tolerating the Intelligencer's Absurd Claims
Another week, another anti-Obama and anti-EPA Intelligencer editorial this time with an attack on alternative energy sources thrown in as a bonus.
Yesterday's "Tolerating EPA’s Absurd Claims" rounds-up the usual suspects in order to attack alternative energy . . .
The Yale Project on Climate Change Opinion
I was doing some research on climate change when I stumbled on this excellent site. The Yale Project on Climate Change Opinion goes beyond simply providing us with national opinion on climate matters, it drills down to individual states and from there, counties and congressional districts. As their overview states:
Public . . .
The Intelligencer works from the premise that if you repeat something often enough it becomes true
Here we go again on coal ash
In today's column about the politicians who may be running for governor of West Virginia in 2016, Michael Myer once again asserts that Representative David McKinley has personally forced the EPA to back down:
McKinley has fought the president tooth and nail, scoring one of the few . . .
Senator Manchin on the Texas paranoia/craziness
Senator Joe Manchin was on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" show today. He was asked about the upcoming military training exercise in Texas and how that state was reacting to it:
Fossil Fuel News
Yesterday's New York Times tells us: "Fracking Chemicals Detected in Pennsylvania Drinking Water:"
An analysis of drinking water sampled from three homes in Bradford County, Pa., revealed traces of a compound commonly found in Marcellus Shale drilling fluids, according to a study published . . .
Shorter version of today's Intelligencer editorial: "We weren't there but that won't stop us from making up stuff."
It's a follow-up editorial to yesterday's front-page "fair and balanced" story about the WL Faculty Senate meeting.
Today's editorial continues where yesterday's front page editorializing left off (see post below). It begins:
How much control over discussion of ideas for West Liberty . . .