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Friday's Intelligencer goes into full-propaganda mode for the Republican Party

Trump, Cole and Morrisey -- did they miss anyone?

"Trump: Hillary Waging Costly 'War on Energy' "

This headline in a large font accompanied by a 4" x 6" picture of Donald Trump, dominates the top half of this morning's Intelligencer front page. The article, by Intelligencer reporter and propagandist for the fossil fuel industry Casey Junkins, covers . . .

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September 23, 2016

Documenting the locals' anti-Clinton agenda 10

Tuesday's Intelligencer editorials

"Showing Disdain for 'Coal People'"

According to this morning's lead editorial Bill Clinton joked in Pennsylvania last week that the "coal people" in eastern Kentucky and West Virginian "don't like any of us anymore." The editorial goes on to tell us that "coal people" have . . .

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September 14, 2016

Covering Monday's energy innovation conference

It's a good day for local favorites McKinley and Capito (even if she wasn't there)

Covering the conference -- the Intelligencer and the Associated Press saw it differently

Casey Junkins, local reporter and energy propagandist, covered the conference for the local "newspapers." Jonathan Matisse, who reports on West Virginia for the Associated Press, wrote the AP story.

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September 13, 2016

Answering climate change by demonizing Obama (part 1)

Ignore the science, the man is out to get us!

On March 16 of this year, I wrote:

I've been doing this blog for over two years and one of the constants has been the Intelligencer's and the News-Register's refusal to acknowledge that President Obama has ever acted for what he believes is the best interest of the country; that, at the least, his actions might be . . .

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September 12, 2016

The locals cover the benefits bill for retired miners

Updated September 9

What is left out of the locals' coverage of the benefit bill for retired miners?

On today's front pages, instead of using the Associated Press' coverage (most recently, here) of the effort to pass legislation for retired miners, the local "newspapers" use an article written by their energy reporter and chief . . .

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September 08, 2016

Now that the lie is in place, the locals will reference it again and again

That didn't take long

The first extended analysis of a Mike Myer column that I did for my old blog was back in March of 2014. Myer had claimed an unnamed industry analyst (my hunch was that it was a Murray Energy employee) had told him that China was not the biggest importer of U.S. coal, Germany was. I found that difficult to believe given the country's . . .

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August 24, 2016

Propagandizing for the fossil fuel industry

The Intelligencer cherry-picks and misrepresents the Harvard study on the cost of miners transitioning to solar

Back on August 10 I blogged about a new study from the Harvard Business Review that looked at the cost of retraining coal miners to work in solar energy. I quoted the study's conclusion:

The results of the study show that a relatively minor investment ($180 million to $1.8 billion, based on best and worst case scenarios) in . . .

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August 22, 2016

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