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Old columns, plagiarism, and Astroturf from a Koch group

Reading the Sunday opinion section

You’re still reading outdated opinions

Last Sunday I wrote a post about how badly outdated the columns and opinion pieces were in that day’s Wheeling News-Register opinion section: a date check of when the columns first appeared revealed that half of the columns were at least a week old. Out of curiosity, I examined today’s News-Register and . . .

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November 26, 2017

Catching-up

Reading the Sunday "Opinion" section

Editorial tells us that "NFIB’s Support Of Cole Significant"

What would you expect from a Koch-funded "grassroots" organization? Sunday's lead editorial tells us that the National Federation of Independent Business has endorsed Republican Bill Cole for WV governor:

With about 2,000 members, the NFIB is a true . . .

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July 27, 2016

The Wheeling "newspapers" astroturf their readers

(It wasn't the first time and it probably won't be the last)

I've written about "astroturfing" a couple of times. Here's how I explained it back in 2014:

The Online Slang Dictionary defines astroturfing as "the creation of lobbying groups that appear to be separate from corporate interests, but that are actually funded by them. As opposed to "grassroots" political . . .

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June 09, 2016

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