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The Intelligencer revisits the fracking report

EPA blamed for not supporting Intelligencer's exaggerated headline and story

What happened:

  1. Last week the EPA announced the results of its study of fracking and the water supply. On Friday local reporter Casey Junkins summarized the report in a front page story, "EPA: Fracking No Water Threat," suggesting that the results were conclusive. On the other hand, a number of media reports about the . . .

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June 10, 2015

Following the EPA fracking report

America's mass media let us down

The EPA's report on fracking came out at the end of last week and most of the news reports suggested that the EPA had concluded that fracking was not a threat to our drinking water. Here, for example, is the original AP article. On Friday, the Intelligencer chose not to run the original AP article and instead featured a front page article . . .

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June 08, 2015

Jeb Bush to speak to coal barons

Let's see if this gets any coverage in the national media. From the Guardian:

Jeb Bush will convene next week with a clutch of coal mining barons and reliable Republican party donors who have paid at least $7,500 each to huddle in secret with the presidential hopeful at a golfing and fly-fishing retreat in a hidden-away . . .

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June 04, 2015

First Energy looks for a place to dump its toxic coal ash

Little Blue, again

Earth Justice tells us about what is happening to coal ash just across the border in Greene and Fayette counties in Pennsylvania:

An application by FirstEnergy Generation, LLC to dump more toxic coal ash into a closed power plant landfill in Western Pennsylvania that is already leaking arsenic into groundwater has sparked strong . . .

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June 04, 2015

Another Ogden favorite - David McKinley

Tuesday's Intelligencer devotes two-thirds of a page's worth of coverage to his decision not to run for governor

In mid-May I wrote about the amount of positive publicity that two of our state politicians regularly receive from our local "newspapers." Senator Shelley Moore Capito and Republican state senator Ryan Ferns receive lots of coverage even though they haven't done all that much. Only two other state politicians regularly receive . . .

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June 03, 2015

Two new videos

Iraq and the the Middle East

As a follow-up to yesterday's post on Iraq and war in the Middle East, here is a link to last night's The Daily Show with John Stewart with "America in the Middle East: Learning Curves are for Pussies."

(Note -- for some reason I could not embed this clip - the link takes you to the . . .

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June 03, 2015

Words from our local keyboard commando: it's time for America's sons and daughters to fight and die in yet another war

Back in the run-up to our invasion of Iraq in 2002 and 2003 some columnists and writers never missed a chance to urge the United States to attack Iraq. Saddam, they told us, had weapons of mass destruction -- chemical and nuclear weapons, and he, somehow or another, was connected to September 11, 2001. The voices who challenged them were . . .

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June 02, 2015

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