The Wheeling Alternative

Ryan Ferns named to Kasich's election team

Intelligencer and News-Register favorite should make a big difference in Kasich's grassroots support

Breaking news from the front page of today's Intelligencer:

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has named West Virginia Sen. Ryan Ferns to lead grassroots efforts to build support for his 2016 presidential bid in the Mountain State.

Great! Ferns has been a long-time supporter and this should put Kasich over-the-top in West . . .

Read More

November 05, 2015

Intelligencer alters today's AP story on the Clean Water bill

Just wondering - does the Intelligencer have a code of ethics?

This morning's Intelligencer features a front-page story from the Associated Press on Clean Water Bill. The original AP article barely mentions Senator Joe Manchin and it apparently wasn't anti-EPA enough for the Intelligencer and so they changed it:

First, the "newspaper" added a Manchin picture and then added a . . .

Read More

November 04, 2015

Another evidence-free editorial on the Clean Power Plan

the repeat, repeat, repeat strategy of persuasion

Last Thusday evening, Wheeling Jesuit University's Appalachian Institute presented a program entitled “Speaking Truth to Power.” One of the two speakers, James Von Nostrand, who is director of the Center for Energy and Sustainable Development at WVU, discussed the various ways in which WV could deal with the Clean Power Plan. After . . .

Read More

November 03, 2015

Reporting test scores

Another "fair and balanced" article from a Wheeling "newspaper"

Here is the headline from yesterday's News-Register front-page article:

Northern Panhandle Schools Flunk Test

And here's the lede:

Northern Panhandle public school districts fared poorly on West Virginia's Smarter Balanced Assessment Test, a review by the Sunday News-Register indicates.

. . .

Read More

November 02, 2015

The Intelligencer and government PR

Criticizing the EPA

This morning's lead editorial, "EPA Spends Big to Improve Image," based upon info from Fox News and the Washington Free Beacon, appears to be blaming the EPA for wasting money. I'm not sure, however.

A couple of reactions:

  1. The editorial says that the EPA is breaking the . . .

Read More

October 30, 2015

Additional evidence that the "war on coal" is over

Charles Patton, the president of WV's largest electric utility - Appalachian Power, spoke yesterday at the state Energy Summit. David Gutman in this morning's Gazette-Mail reported what Patton said (emphasis is mine):

Coal consumption is not likely to increase, regardless of whether new federal regulations on power . . .

Read More

October 28, 2015

Morrisey watch 12

dealing with WV's drug problem

Amid all the "blame-Obama for drugs" hoopla that we got last week from state Republicans and our local "newspapers," none of the finger-pointers wanted to mention, let alone blame, the drug companies and their distributors for shipping pain pills into southern West Virginia in numbers that far exceeded the demand. At the . . .

Read More

October 26, 2015


All Categories: shelley moore capito(212) joe manchin(202) david mckinley(185) trump presidency(179) coronavirus(106) donald trump(100) patrick morrisey(92) mike myer(90) wheeling newspapers(88) ogden newspaper bias(79) war on coal(79) ogden favorite(78) wheeling intelligencer(75) jim justice(73) wheeling intelligencer editorial(72) ogden newspapers(67) alex mooney(66) coal(62) hillary clinton(61) intelligencer editorial(59) climate change(47) gun control(44) wheeling news-register editorial(43) murray energy(40) wv legislature(40) wheeling news-register(38) riley moore(37) trump administration(37) newspapers on the cheap(37) obama(36) news-register editorial(33) robert murray(30) fair and balanced(30) anti-clinton bias(29) fox news(29) mac warner(29) fracking(28) intelligencer propaganda(27) obamacare(27) impeachment(26) wheeling newspaper biases(26) ogden bias(26) trumpcare(25) wv trump party(25) michael myer(24) republican legislature(24) epa(23) don blankenship(23) mckinley mooney primary(23) town hall meetings(22) racism(22) bill cole(21) evan jenkins(20) wv stenographer(19) wv republicans(18) steven allen adams(18) bob nutting(18) wheeling newspaper hypocrisy(17) pittsburgh pirates(17) wheeling newspaper ethics(16) gordon gee(16) sinclair broadcasting(16) guns(16) yesterday's news tomorrow(15) news on the cheap(15) wv politics(15) alternative energy(15) wv teachers(15) bishop bransfield(15) charleston gazette-mail(14) plagiarism(13) ryan ferns(13) baseball on the cheap(13) republican candidates(13) intelligencer(13) wtov(13) ogden newspaper hypocricy(13) wv gop(13) west virginia coronavirus(12) bernie sanders(12) it's all obama's fault(12) natural gas(12) wv drug problems(12) wtrf(12) abortion(12) west virginia economy(12) joe biden(12) ethical journalism(12) umwa(12) wv supreme court judges(12) republican tax reform(11) west virginians(11) build back better(11) 2020 presidential election(11) koch(11) coronavirus masks(11) bill johnson(11) gretchen whitmer(10) u.s. supreme court(10) right-to-work(10) wv governor race(10) robin capehart(10) mitch mcconnell(10) west virginia university(9) hoppy kercheval(9) kendra fershee(9) voting rights(9) trump party(9) polls(9) vendetta(9) john oliver(9) full disclosure(9) renewables(9) west virginia republican party(9) fake news(9) murray coal(8) political correctness(8) trump racism(8) west virginia legislature(8) mountaintop removal(8) republican presidential candidates(8) west virginia state government(8) ohio politics(8) wv education(8) morrisey(8) sports betting(8) ohio republicans(8) blankenship trial(8) republicans vs. democrats(8) 2018 wv senate race(8) china and west virginia(8) electricity costs(8) obamacare replacement(8) trump border wall(8) alpha natural resources(7) clean coal(7) intelligencer headlines(7) opioids(7) fact checking(7) doug reynolds(7) paula swearengin(7) pro-trump coverage(7) global warming(7) coal ash(7) trump indictment(7) hunter biden(7) 2024 wv senate race(7) 2018 wv senatorial election(7) ukraine(7) john kasich(7) afghanistan(7) teacher unions(7) infrastructure(6) investment in coal(6) religious freedom bill(6) dumbest editorial award(6) medicaid(6) fossil fuels(6) community newspaper(6) iran(6) west virginia health care(6) rob portman(6) astroturf(6) trump twitter(6) education(6) wv taxes(6) brett kavanaugh(6) western coal(6) ryan weld(6) appalachian sterotype(6) misleading headlines(6) 2022 wv congressional race(6) clean power plan(6) republican hypocrisy(6) fox guarding hen house(6) biden presidency(6) u.s. energy policy(6) wv coronavirus(6) ethics(6) jeff kessler(6) trump criticism(5) coal wars(5) patricia rucker(5) andrew wheeler(5) wv stereotype(5) miner retirement(5) george floyd protests(5) odds and ends(5) trump golf(5) west liberty university(5) carol miller(5) russians and trump(5) wvgop(5) capito(5) worst editorial of the year award(5) 2024 republican senate primary(5) wheeling newspaper hypocricy(5) deathmatch(5) election security(5) liberals(5) money in politics(5) republican senatorial primary(5) mueller investigation(5) scott pruitt(5) discrimination(5) nobel peace prize(5) brent benjamin(5) charter schools(5) 2024 wv election(4) coal propaganda(4) antifa(4) child tax credits(4) blood on the mountain(4) budget cuts to social programs(4) trump(4) trump west virginia(4) robert byrd(4) climate change denier(4) election fraud(4) conservation(4) president biden(4) anthony fauci(4) darrell mcgraw(4) peabody energy(4) paula jean swearingen(4) trump budget(4) wv jobs(4) ron desantis(4) pro-trump bias(4) drugs(4) nra(4) wheeling new-register editorial(4) 2024 election(4) imperial president(4) severance tax(4) ogden stenography(4) patrick buchanan(4) scalia replacement(4) inflation(4) intelligencer hypocrisy(4) betsy devos(4) ogden self-promotion(4) climate change polls(4) jd vance(4) mckinley(4) democratic presidential candidates(4) political cartoons(4) republican national convention(4) immigration(4) snap benefits(3) bethesda(3) jeff sessions(3) wv public broadcasting(3) worst editorial of 2019(3) water quality(3) fentanyl(3) anti-semitism(3) executive action(3) justice mooney primary(3) west virginia public broadcasting(3) concealed carry(3) justice/mooney(3) david zatezalo(3) laura hollis(3) charlottesville(3) wilbur ross(3) martin luther king(3) pope francis(3) twitter news(3) amy coney barrett(3) west virginia 2017 budget(3) wv aclu(3) ted cruz(3) west virginia history(3) solar energy(3) intelligencer editorials(3) cults(3) iraq(3) bluefield state college(3) dreamers(3) cnbc survey(3) jim jordan(3) green new deal(3) first energy(3) breitbart(3) united states postal service(3) the onion(3) pat mcgeehan(3) msha(3) investigative reporting(3) west virginia gop(3) most unethical editorial award(3) little blue run(3) natalie cline(3) barry wendell(3) william ihlenfeld(3) wv flooding(3) west virginia's future(3) wheeling hospital(3) bipartisanship(3) john mccabe(3) black lung(3) umw(3) crt(3) medicare(3) wv media(3) ogden syndicated columnists(3) united mine workers(2) lauren boebert(2) josh mandel(2) jane timken(2) ohio county schools(2) rewriting history(2) chris pritt(2) ben shapiro(2) michael flynn(2) filibuster(2) kellyanne conway(2) january 6 insurrection(2) miners protection act(2) derrick evans(2) refugee crisis(2) hope scholarship(2) wv vouchers(2) sunday wheeling news-register(2) franking(2) mike pence(2) social security(2) wv unemployment(2) west virginia stereotype(2) hilary clinton(2) james comey(2) earmarks(2) confederate statues(2) obama white house(2) civility(2) american chemical council(2) solar energy in west virginia(2) huckabee(2) george soros(2) epipen(2) brett crozier(2) charleston gazette(2) alt right(2) ohio issue 1(2) 2017 summer recess(2) freedom of speech(2) vouchers(2) wind energy(2) youngstown state university(2) first amendment(2) conspiracy theories(2) metronews poll(2) integrity fee(2) sexual harassment(2) alec(2) james van nostrand(2) mass media(2) associated press(2) quid pro quo(2) the iraq war(2) benghazi(2) alexander acosta(2) ferc(2) kkk(2) lugar bipartisan index(2) ken ward jr(2) tpp(2) wv mining disasters(2) worst article of the year award(2) fcc(2) evangelicals for trump(2) trump tv(2) william barr(2) omnibus funding bill(2) popular posts(2) booth goodwin(2) vawa(2) planned parenthood(2) pittsburgh post-gazette(2) michelle malkin(2) 2020 democratic presidential candidates(2) concern trolling(2) north korea(2) anti-muslim attacks(2) tariffs(2) 2019 government shutdown(2) u.s. deficit(2) atlantic coast pipeline(2) voter suppression(2) trump stuff you can't make up(2) paul manafort(2) mountain valley pipeline(2) millennials(2) secretary of education(2) mike azinger(2) american rescue plan(2) marjorie taylor greene(2) coronovirus(2) blame obama(2) 2024 wv governor race(1) poverty(1) student loans(1) automation(1) blogging(1) homeschooling(1) stereotypes(1) tax foundation(1) sierra club(1) china(1) keystone pipeline(1) little blue(1) jeb bush(1) charleston(1) john prine(1) erickson(1) minimum wage(1) wheeling police(1) air travel(1) heroin(1) rant(1) alaska(1) environmental films(1) barry goldwater(1) patriot coal(1) wvu(1) public access(1) wv employers(1) epa pr(1) test scores(1) clean water bill(1) sexual assault(1) cybersecurity(1) coal subsidies(1) new media(1) sec(1) buffalo creek(1) wheeling jesuit university(1) teach for america(1) a charlie brown christmas(1) tyler county(1) voter id(1) self-disclosure(1) self-promotion(1) conflict of interest(1) chris regan(1) artificial intelligence(1) beth walker(1) flag burning(1) lng(1) bridges(1) jack yost(1) coal company bankruptcy(1) democratic party(1) wv democratic party(1) superdelegates(1) biased research(1) aclu(1) due process(1) tax rates(1) aarp(1) radical islam(1) banking(1) heather bresch(1) hurricane matthew(1) bill clinton(1) pat buchanan(1) al gore(1) flint(1) third-party candidates(1) super pac(1) stephen bannon(1) trump foundation(1) dumbest column award(1) rounding up the usual suspects(1) poverty porn(1) cyberbullying(1) ethics committee(1) rex tillerson(1) exxon(1) alternate facts(1) terrorism(1) stream protection rule(1) pelosi quote(1) ultra-liberals(1) city of wheeling(1) internet service provider(1) medical marijuana(1) wv board of education(1) liberal blame(1) jared kushner(1) jim lees(1) obama's fault(1) gary cohn(1) paris agreement(1) move(1) local sports coverage(1) hurricane harvey(1) boris epshteyn(1) casey junkins(1) ethane storage(1) rush limbaugh(1) single payer(1) mepco(1) football culture wars(1) john conyers(1) blake farenhold(1) main studio rule(1) gil white(1) media matters(1) roy moore(1) chip(1) kathleen hartnett-white(1) trump supporters(1) mercatus center(1) ogden national debt editorial(1) national debt(1) fake editorial(1) 2018 budget(1) 2017 wrap-up(1) 2017 favorites(1) 2017 awards(1) federal budget(1) rick perry(1) gazette-mail bankruptcy(1) net neutrality(1) death of newspaper(1) 2018 elections(1) mccarthyism(1) mark curtis(1) the health plan(1) comments(1) roseanne barr(1) freudian slip(1) west virginia wilder(1) cbo(1) ohio state(1) wv business climate(1) tim armstead(1) richard ojeda(1) school shootings(1) national education association(1) veterans(1) michael cohen(1) plastic bags(1) benwood bridge(1) canary in the coal mine(1) 2018 awards(1) mike folk(1) media ethics(1) covington(1) americans for prosperity(1) grassroots leadership academy(1) eric porterfield(1) local news(1) coal companies(1) sherrod brown(1) ogden online poll(1) low-information voter(1) lgbt(1) beto o rourke(1) ilhan omar(1) elizabeth warren(1) newt gingrich(1) worst column of 2019(1) capito reelection editorial(1) storage hub(1) sex trafficking(1) lgbtq(1) ogden holiday editions(1) wheeling area media(1) war on christmas(1) methane(1) eqt(1) alexander hamilton(1) ovmc closing(1) syria(1) ivanka trump(1) american civil war(1) term limits(1) matt bevin(1) cdc(1) whistleblower(1) 2019 awards(1) nativism(1) wheeling city council(1) legal notices(1) orwell(1) 2020 congressional race(1) 24/7 survey(1) michael bloomberg(1) stephen colbert(1) shawn fluharty(1) 2020 worst column award(1) dr strangelove(1) coronavirus humor(1) cracker plant(1) higher education(1) rand paul(1) 2020 wv senatorial race(1) marco rubio(1) mountain state spotlight(1) no allegiance(1) phil kabler(1) making comments(1) ogden predictions(1) jill biden(1) kamala harris(1) biden-bashing(1) wv income tax(1) elgin baylor(1) ohio river valley institute(1) tax cuts(1) pays you owns you(1) ohio county library(1) insurrection investigation(1) west virginia media(1) viatris/mylan(1) madison cawthorn(1) wvcbc(1) sean o'leary(1) mo brooks(1) freedom to choose(1) joe jeffries(1) republican family values(1) wv tourism(1) entitlements(1) 2022 wv senate race(1) daily athenaeum(1) west virginia chemicals(1) west virginia cancer rates(1) ketanji brown jackson(1) putin(1) maxine waters(1) mike pompeo(1) biden economy(1) ogden newspaper hypocrisy(1) daily show(1) danielle walker(1) kroger(1) mike oliverio(1) gigi sohn(1) john fetterman(1) baby formula(1) texas(1) juneteenth(1) roe v. wade(1) casidy hutchinson(1) metro news(1) frank hoagland(1) whiskey on the cheap(1) aspen news(1) women's rights(1) dinesh d’souza(1) fascism(1) sean hannity(1) giorgi meloni(1) gas prices(1) laura wakim-chapman(1) west virginia democratic party(1) best of the ohio valley(1) bishop mark brennen(1) more capito(1) wv war on public education(1) educational funding(1) doug skaff(1) inflation reduction act(1) ogden wellness weekend(1) nucor(1) microschools(1) east palestine(1) glenn elliot(1) redlining(1) esg investing(1) dodd-frank(1) scott adams(1) child marriages(1) baby dog(1) nate cain(1) woke(1) babydog(1) mike pushkin(1) wv population loss(1) editorial page bias(1) wv poll(1) no labels(1) wv awards(1) labor day(1) biden impeachment(1) kevin mccarthy(1) mark milley(1) school choice(1) antisemitism(1) mike stuart(1) kara mckinney(1) events(1) home

This update link alerts you to new Silvrback admin blog posts. A green bubble beside the link indicates a new post. Click the link to the admin blog and the bubble disappears.

Got It!