The Intelligencer lies to its readers
The worst editorial of the year?
I realize that we still have 10 days of editorials to go but I think this morning's Intelligencer editorial, "Liberal Lawmakers Obama’s Strength," may likely be the worst local editorial of 2015.
The editorial is an attack upon the omnibus budget bill passed on Friday. The bill certainly contained some things that a . . .
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Manchin and Sanders - kindred spirits?
An additional perspective on yesterday's omnibus funding vote
You may have seen this morning's front page article in the Intelligencer explaining how our local legislators voted on the omnibus funding deal. Here's a bit more perspective on the senate vote (especially Joe Manchin's) from diarist Liberty Equality Fraternity Trees at Daily Kos:
Early yesterday morning, the House . . .
Robert Murray on the presidential election
Hint -- his choice isn't Hillary
Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray commented to Columbus Business First on some of the candidates for president:
Carly Fiorina: "a great lady."
Ted Cruz: "could be the guy."
Rick Santorum: "a friend for decades."
Murray thinks that Donald Trump will eventually flash out:. . .
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Another News-Register objective headline?
Don't bother with the story -- just look at the picture and read the headline!
Here are the first two sentences of the AP report:
The State Department said Friday it can't find emails belonging to a former department employee who helped set up and maintain Hillary Clinton's private email server when she was secretary of state.
The department has found emails from Bryan Pagliano's . . .
Posted in: hillary clintonmisleading headlines
"Destroying Affordable Electricity" (with December 13 update)
by the Intelligencer's most-trusted energy source of information
Today we were treated on the forum page to a long opinion piece on "Destroying Affordable Energy" by Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray. Murray uses lots and lots and lots of statistics with next-to-no indication of where they came from. The only evidence cited is a recent study from Energy Ventures Analysis which I previously noted . . .
The Intelligencer attacks Obamacare (again)
The editorial actually makes Fox News look "fair and balanced"
This morning's Intelligencer editorial is another in a long line of unethical editorials which uses information not previously reported by the paper as the basis for an editorial written by a writer who then picks and chooses the information that best supports his/her thesis. (Note, I realize that this is an editorial and not a news . . .
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Teach for America is coming to West Virginia
I wrote about this when it was first proposed -- although the new number is significantly lower than first proposed. Here is Law Street Media's take on it:
In February 2015, Teach for America was invited to West Virginia schools for the first time. The first Teach for . . .