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More pro-Kasich editorials

Back on July 22 the Intelligencer,with not much subtlety, began its campaign to get Ohio's Republican governor, John Kasich, elected president. With a front-page AP story missing most of the original's negative paragraphs, the Intelligencer covered his official entry into the Republican sweepstakes. On the editorial page, we then . . .

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August 03, 2015

Myer on the Iran agreement

Agreeing with Huckabee without mentioning his name

This morning's Michael Myer's column is about how the recent nuclear weapons pact is "Sending Wrong Message to Iran" and half of the column follows the frequently-used conservative argument that the Iran deal is just like the 1938 Munich agreement. Here's Myer:

Obama's strategy has been compared to the . . .

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August 01, 2015

Why did the Intelligencer wait until today to cover a Wheeling story that happened Saturday night?

If you turn to the "Region" section (page 9) of today's (Thursday's) Intelligencer you will see a story by Fred Connors: "Crowd Throws Debris, Slurs at Law Enforcement." Here are the first two paragraphs:

Several people threw trash, bottles and other debris-and some racial slurs-toward Wheeling police . . .

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July 30, 2015

Intelligencer covers Little Blue Run

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A photo of the Little Blue Run area. (This is not the normal color of a pond.)
(source - Ohio Citizen Action)

The on-going problem of coal ash at Little Blue Run, located on the border of Pennsylvania and West Virginia at the top of WV's panhandle, has been around a while (I last wrote about it here). Little Blue Run is . . .

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July 29, 2015

Which side are you on, Intelligencer?

The morning "newspaper" lectures the UMW

The lead Intelligencer editorial, "Planning Future for Miners," takes the United Mine Workers to task for having endorsed Obama in 2008. Apparently the president is to blame for all the jobs that have been lost in the coal industry. No, it isn't the increased mechanization that began decades ago or the rising cost of getting the . . .

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July 28, 2015

"Intelligencer Deemed Historic" proclaims the Intelligencer front page

And the editorial page agrees!

We were due. Long overdue. It was early April when the Intelligencer last asserted how immensely important Wheeling's two "newspapers" are to the Ohio Valley. To make up for this deficiency, readers of today's Intelligencer were treated to a double-dose of "aren't we the greatest" in the form of a front-page . . .

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July 25, 2015

Attacking President Obama

Going to extremes

I don't remember exactly when the Intelligencer started featuring Erick Erickson's political column but he appears to have become one of their go-to columnists when the paper's extremist outrage needs to be expressed. (See an earlier post about Erickson's views on Charleston and the confederate flag in June.) Erickson has said . . .

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July 23, 2015

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