The Wheeling Alternative

An editorial on WV job loss

Taking note of the News-Register's assault on economic theory and ethical journalism

Wednesday afternoon's lead editorial, "Taking Note of Assault on West Virginia" references a blog post written by Anna Louie Sussman for the Wall Street Journal last Friday. Sussman's post examines the causes of West Virginia's employment drop. What the News-Register does in its editorial is distort the blog's . . .

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August 27, 2015

Attacking alternative energy sources

(with August 26 update)

Yesterday's News-Register carried an AP report, "Obama Pushes More Clean Energy." This morning's Intelligencer did not carry the AP report but that did not prevent them from editorializing against Obama based upon what was in the report. (Just a thought -- we know the Intelligencer would never misrepresent what the president . . .

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August 25, 2015

Another self-promoting, Intelligencer editorial

Seems like it was just yesterday but it's been thirty days since the last Intelligencer editorial told us what a great newspaper it is. Today's excuse is that it was established on August 24, 1852 and so it's an anniversary of sorts. Half the editorial is a review of the front page story that they wrote about themselves last month . . .

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August 24, 2015

Categorizing arguments and West Virginia as cult

The weekend presented us with the usual anti-Obama /EPA columns and editorials and as I've noted in a number of previous posts, they don't change very much from week to week. Rather than repeating myself every weekend, I've decided to compile a list of the recurring argument and then reference them as needed.


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August 24, 2015

Odds and ends from around the Web

An AP story you won't see in the Wheeling "newspapers"

From the AP: "Feeling the Heat: Earth in July Was Hottest Month on Record"

Earth just keeps getting hotter. July was the planet's warmest month on record, smashing old marks, U.S. weather officials said.

West Virginia . . .

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August 21, 2015

Funding community programs to fight heroin

Blame (but no praise) for the White House

Earlier in the week the federal government announced grants for community programs to combat the increased use of heroin. As reported by WTRF and a number of other West Virginia media outlets:

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) granted additional funding for West Virginia’s designated High Intensity . . .

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August 20, 2015

I'll ask again -- which side are you on, Intelligencer?

I have argued (most recently here) that the Intelligencer is not pro-coal, it's pro-coal owner. Pro-coal would mean that you cared about coal miners as something more than troops in the "war on coal." Being pro-coal owner places emphasis on maximizing profits regardless of what happens to the workers. Here is a screen shot of . . .

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August 18, 2015

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