The debates: candidates Morrisey and Manchin will meet twice
You may have already seen this but the first debate is October 14 in Wheeling and the second will be November 1 in the MetroNews studios in Morgantown. It appears that Hoppy Kercheval will moderate the Morgantown debate, but I could not find a moderator listed for the . . .
Yes, it’s another Intelligencer editorial on coal
First Energy recently announced that the W.H. Sammis Power Plant in Jefferson County will close in 2022. Of course, this becomes an excuse for yet another Intelligencer editorial promoting coal-fired power plants while at the same time blaming the former Obama administration.
Why will the plant be closing? The editorial tells us:. . .
Not when we have editorials cheering the Trump administration's rollback of pollution controls
The Associated Press has published an article and map detailing the EPA analysis of the health effects of President Trump's rollback of Obama's EPA standards. Here's their conclusion:
An EPA analysis says those pollutants would increase under Trump’s plan, when compared to what would happen under the Obama . . .
Away for most of the week, yesterday’s Sunday Wheeling News-Register reminded me of what was missing from my daily media diet
See if you can spot which of following is the largest headline on the front page of the Sunday News-Register. (The rest of the headlines come from the local news section of The Onion, the online satirical newspaper.)
Man Wishes There Was Some Sort Of Sign He Could Put On His House To Let Visitors Know He Has . . .
Of course not, as the Wheeling News-Register editorial tells us, they were just trying to be ADA compliant
Yesterday’s Wheeling News-Register editorial, “Reconsider Harsh ADA Enforcement,” mentions nothing about voter suppression choosing to blame the Americans with Disabilities Act for closing seven of nine voting sites because a consultant warned that these polling places were not ADA compliant.
What the editorial does not tell us: the . . .
Clash of the Titans: Coal and natural gas battle over future power plants and a local “grass roots organization” is a major player
Is there any local coverage?
Before there was “fake news,” there was “astroturfing” from “grass roots organizations”
I’ve written about astroturfing on several occasions. Here’s how I first explained it:
The Online Slang Dictionary defines astroturfing as "the creation of lobbying groups that appear to be separate from corporate interests, but . . .
WV Governor Justice is “restoring confidence in the court” by appointing two Republican politicians with little or no legal experience
I’m sure that will do it, Governor!
Yesterday, Governor Justice made it official by appointing former House of Delegates Speaker Tim Armstead and U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins to temporarily fill the vacancies on the West Virginia Supreme Court.
Two Republican politicians?
Here are my two favorite sentences from the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s coverage of the . . .