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2016 Wrap-up

Local Awards for 2016

Worst Editorial

Winner: "Shoe on Other Foot On ‘War on Women’"

The only thing that was truthful in this editorial were the first two sentences about the attempt to recognize World War II women pilots. The rest of the editorial contained one lie after another about the role played by . . .

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January 02, 2017

A very slow news day?

Local "newspapers" report that congressman's family goes shopping and target shooting

You may not have noticed it because "McKinley" wasn't in the headline but both of today's "newspapers" carried yet another article that featured the locals' favorite congressman, David McKinley. The headline told us the urgent and important news:

Post-Christmas Shoppers Take to Highlands

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December 27, 2016

Fake news and vendettas

End of the week editorials

Friday morning - drawing conclusions from one example and mislabeled "fake news"

The Friday Intelligencer tells us in its lead editorial, "Deterring False ‘Hate Crime’ Claims," without a shred of evidence that:

Many of the “hate crimes” Americans are accused of never happened. Preventing real crimes . . .

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December 23, 2016

Senator Manchin wants to bring back the seventies' "war on drugs"

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On Tuesday, Senator Joe Manchin discussed what to do about the nation's drug problem with CNN's Jake Tapper:

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin called for a new "war on drugs" Tuesday to combat the opioid crisis striking his state of West Virginia, eagerly adopting the language of the now much-criticized . . .

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December 21, 2016

What's the matter with West Virginia?

Trump voters and Obamacare

Yesterday's Wall Street Journal carried an article, "Trump Counties Would See Big Impact From Obamacare Repeal." In its analysis they found that the areas and types of voters that overwhelmingly voted for Donald Trump have the most to lose.

When he campaigned for president, Donald Trump made repealing and replacing . . .

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December 20, 2016

Trump and his cyber-bully pulpit

Mike Myer conveniently confuses the medium and the message

Today's Mike Myer's column in the Wheeling Intelligencer attacks his usual targets: liberals, progressives, and the media in defense of Donald Trump. It begins:

Strange, isn’t it, how a strategy used by an icon of progressivism suddenly has become idiotic and irresponsible in the eyes of many progressives?

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December 17, 2016

"Stripping away the barnacles"

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For those who didn't see it or couldn't make it all the way through WVU President E. Gordon Gee's Sunday opinion piece, this afternoon's Wheeling News-Register editorial has decided to highlight his most important point:

Gee believes: The current situation "presents us with a demand. That demand is . . .

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December 15, 2016

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