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Intelligencer: we cover what the pope says only when he agrees with us

with update -- Wednesday evening

Echoing their limited and biased coverage of the papal encyclical on climate change last May, this morning's Intelligencer edited Pope Francis' views out of a front-page story from the Associated Press on the Iran nuclear treaty. Here is what is the Intelligencer dropped from the original AP report:

The international . . .

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September 16, 2015

Two recent films of interest

This Changes Everything

From the film's website:

Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.

Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction . . .

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September 14, 2015

A loss is actually a win

The Intelligencer spins another one for Murray Energy

I was originally going to call this Update 2 and add it to the previous post on Murray Energy's control over the news flow in the Ohio Valley. The more research that I did, however, the more that I was bothered by the Intelligencer's willingness to print what looks like a PR release without first checking its accuracy and so I decided . . .

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September 12, 2015

Maybe Murray Energy does own the local "newspapers"

updated September 11

When I began this blog, I joked and then later semi-joked that the real owner of the local newspapers is Murray Energy. The near-constant coverage of even the most mundane company matters, the PR releases posing as news stories, and of course, the frequent verbatim musings from corporate president Robert Murray that go unchallenged regularly . . .

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September 10, 2015

Not exactly a profile in courage

Joe Manchin will vote against the agreement with Iran

Senator Joe Manchin announced yesterday that:

. . . . he will oppose the nuclear deal with Iran.

Manchin says Tuesday the Iranian regime has shown no signs of changing its behavior and the deal involving world power does "nothing to guarantee that behavior changes."

For months Manchin had . . .

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September 09, 2015

Alaska and climate change

The Intelligencer is still in denial

Here's the shorter version of this morning's Intelligencer editorial, "Scare Tactics Have a History in Alaska:" because some "radical environmentalists" may have been wrong once in the 1970s, we should never trust any scientist again.

The president's current Alaskan tour features the environment and so . . .

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September 03, 2015

Some recent polls and surveys

Reporting poll results - the Intelligencer and Gazette-Mail decide what's important

Orion Strategies of Charleston conducted a poll of West Virginians last month. What you may have learned about the poll, however, probably depends upon whether you live in Wheeling or Charleston. (What each chose to cover may also tell you . . .

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September 02, 2015

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