Of straw men and biased information: Local Ohio congressman Bill Johnson’s attempt to rebut the Ohio River Valley Institute’s fracking study
Yesterday’s Sunday Wheeling News-Register featured local congressman Bill Johnson’s rebuttal to last month’s critical fracking study by the Ohio River Valley Institute. In the op-ed, Johnson does two things: he refutes arguments never raised by the study and he questions whether we should trust the study as a source.
Straw men . . .
The Wheeling Intelligencer highlights the latest speech from Representative Bill Johnson
The local Republican congressman from Ohio, Bill Johnson, apparently likes to give speeches and since he’s an Ogden favorite, the speeches are usually featured in our local papers. Having some background in rhetoric, however, I’ve found that Johnson’s speeches (at least as they are reported) are not as well-organized and thought-provoking as . . .
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There’s no news here but that doesn't matter -- maybe it will help their re-election campaigns
Wednesday: McKinley tells Rotarians “coal needs to remain a major part of America’s energy mix”
That’s the breaking news. The front page article also includes the following:
To the Wheeling Rotary Club on Tuesday, McKinley said his No. 1 concern, overall, is jobs.
“We’re talking about taking care of people. I am . . .
Examining the Intelligencer's news priorities
Look to this morning's Intelligencer for an answer
Here are this morning's top-of-the-front-page headlines for major U.S. newspapers as illustrated by Kiosko.net:
New York Times:
24 Million More Among Underinsured Under G.O.P. Plan
ACA repeal may boost uninsured . . .
More hypocrisy from the Wheeling "newspapers"
Yesterday, I documented how local Ohio Congressman Bill Johnson has changed his mind on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and yet the locals' front-page article about his views on trade said nothing about it. Today, both local "newspapers" featured a similar front-page story, "West Virginia Lawmakers Oppose Trade Deal," . . .
Covering the Ohio congressional election
The Monday morning top-of-the-page headline tells us:
Johnson, Lorentz Oppose Trade Agreements
Despite the article's title, it's not until about halfway into the article that we eventually learn the trade views of local Ohio Republican representative, Bill Johnson, and his Democratic . . .
Big front-page news!
"Blankenship Plans Booklet Release"
This is the top story on this morning's front page. (A potentially catastrophic hurricane is bearing down on Florida but it could only make it to page 5.) Okay, the story does have interest for some West Virginian's. Still, someone needs to . . .