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The Intelligencer’s coverage of Trump’s State of the Union address

It's predictable: nothing on the Democratic response or any fact checking

Trump’s speech covered; Democratic response ignored

The Wheeling Intelligencer used one of the early Associated Press articles. Dropped from the original AP story was mention of the Democratic response:

Another Democratic star, Stacey Abrams, will deliver the party’s response to Trump. Abrams narrowly lost her bid in . . .

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February 06, 2019

Wheeling Intelligencer fact-checks Trump’s immigration speech

Just kidding! (Fact-checking was probably dropped in order to make room for two large pictures of the Interstate 70 construction zone)

If you are wondering about the factualness of the president’s speech, here are some sources:

      Associated Press

      The New York Times

      CNN

      NPR

. . .

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January 09, 2019

The New York Times fact checks Trump’s Charleston speech

Here is the sub-heading for today’s New York Times’ fact check of yesterday's Trump speech in Charleston:

President Trump claimed that coal was “indestructible,” that West Virginia had one of the strongest state economies and that the U.S. was the “cleanest country in the planet.” None of that was true.

The . . .

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August 22, 2018

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

So what if it's out-of-context, he said it didn't he?

Fact-checking an Intelligencer editorial

Here is this morning's Intelligencer editorial titled "Kerry to Press: Shut Up."

During a visit to Bangladesh Monday, Secretary of State John Kerry had some advice for the press: Stop scaring people. Cut back on those reports of terrorist atrocities.

Kerry — who, incidentally, was in Bangladesh to seek more . . .

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September 01, 2016

The News-Register doesn't understand what a fact checker does

Given their attitude toward facts, is this surprising?

This afternoon's lead editorial in the Wheeling News-Register takes the AP fact checker to task for (how can I delicately put this?) actually checking the facts. Here is how the editorial begins:

One of those "fact check" analyses of presidential candidate Donald Trump's speech on the economy made the limits of . . .

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August 09, 2016

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