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Which is worse? No supporting evidence or Trump evidence

An anti-Hillary editorial that uses both

Yesterday's Intelligencer editorial, "Reject Clinton Energy Claims," is another in a long line of anti-Clinton editorials and it's use of evidence remains true to Intelligencer form.

No evidence

Take this paragraph for example:

For many families, the cost of government limits on using coal to . . .

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September 30, 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

Tuesday's Intelligencer editorial tell us: "Energy Statistics Often Misleading"

The editorial is a prime example

The editorial starts by discussing a WalletHub study of state-by-state energy costs. The study found that West Virginia was the 25th most expensive state while Ohio was 17th. What appears to upset the editorial writer, however, is that California is one of the least-expensive states coming in at #45:

As encouraging as the . . .

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July 27, 2016

More on the cost of electricity and electing Trump

Some additional voices

Wednesday's Intelligencer editorial (see post below) asserted a couple of points: the cost of electricity has risen dramatically since Obama became president, it would become worse under a Clinton presidency, and our only hope to prevent $1000 a month electric bills is to elect Donald Trump. I did a bit more research today and found a . . .

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July 01, 2016

Statistics don't lie but . . . .

Some geeky stuff on the cost of electricity

It's time for another anti-Hillary editorial. It meets all of the criteria:

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What makes it somewhat different is the emphasis on the use of statistics (one verifiable but the rest not) to support the editorial point that electricity prices have risen dramatically since the beginning of the Obama presidency and will rise . . .

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June 29, 2016

I guess they weren't newsworthy enough

A look at three stories you didn't see in the morning Intelligencer

The first story is obvious if you watched any non-Fox news yesterday or read any news online:

Grand jury indicts leader behind Planned Parenthood videos

That's the headline found on many of the 6,000+ morning news sources that carried an AP report that begins:

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Houston grand jury . . .

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January 26, 2016

More coal propaganda from the Intelligencer (with Nov. 21 update)

With conflicts-of-interest, flawed methodology and misinformation -- another biased coal study predicts rising energy costs

The front-page headline yells "Power Plan Hits Home" and the sub-headline warns "Would raise electric rates for residents." Yes, the Intelligencer's front page features another biased energy study. Casey Junkins writes:

As the U.S. Senate this week passed legislation to prevent the Environmental . . .

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November 19, 2015

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