The morning "newspaper" lectures the UMW
The lead Intelligencer editorial, "Planning Future for Miners," takes the United Mine Workers to task for having endorsed Obama in 2008. Apparently the president is to blame for all the jobs that have been lost in the coal industry. No, it isn't the increased mechanization that began decades ago or the rising cost of getting the . . .
And the editorial page agrees!
We were due. Long overdue. It was early April when the Intelligencer last asserted how immensely important Wheeling's two "newspapers" are to the Ohio Valley. To make up for this deficiency, readers of today's Intelligencer were treated to a double-dose of "aren't we the greatest" in the form of a front-page . . .
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Going to extremes
I don't remember exactly when the Intelligencer started featuring Erick Erickson's political column but he appears to have become one of their go-to columnists when the paper's extremist outrage needs to be expressed. (See an earlier post about Erickson's views on Charleston and the confederate flag in June.) Erickson has said . . .
When I saw the original AP story previewing yesterday's Republican dinner back on July 7, I knew it would be a front page story. I tried to find someone to bet that it would make the front page but, alas, I could find no takers. Yes, Robert Murray was in Wheeling yesterday to address the Ohio County Republican Party's Lincoln Day . . .
With an edited front-page AP report and an enthusiastic editorial, the Wheeling Intelligencer made it clear that Ohio Govenor John Kasich is their current favorite in the 2016 presidential election. Kasich officially announced for the presidency yesterday and today the Intellgencer began its campaign to get him elected.
If you read . . .
A surprising story on the front page: "Research Links Living Near Fracking to Illness"
In the year and a half that I have been doing this blog, I have never seen a story on the front page that connects fracking with health problems. I've noted on my blogs during that period the numerous studies that dealt with the . . .
Protest songs are dangerous (and threatening to coal companies)
From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Peabody Energy Corp. wants a judge to strike lyrics of a strip-mining protest song from a federal lawsuit filed by environmental activists who claim they were jailed for demonstrating at a company shareholders meeting. . . . . .