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Banning the NY Times, building a wall, gun auctions in schools

Fake news?

From the Washington Post:

The librarians of Citrus County, Fla., had what seemed like a modest wish: A digital subscription to the New York Times. For about $2,700 annually, they reasoned, they could offer their roughly 70,000 patrons an easy way to research and catch up on the news.

But when their . . .

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November 05, 2019

So sad! Trump tweets doctored photo

Is this what the president means by "fake news"?

Here's the president's tweet from this afternoon:

A number of news sources are now covering this. The Guardian headlined their story with this:

Trump tweets fake photo of dog in recent Isis raid . . .

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October 30, 2019

The subject is fake news (again)

Not knowing it when they see it

The West Virginia legislature and governor are still miles away from any budget agreement. Trump's health plan, which was given an editorial pass by our local "newspapers," didn't even get a vote from the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. Trump's claim that he was wiretapped by Obama, which the locals have . . .

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March 26, 2017

"Safeguarding Our Liberty, Prosperity"

Hey, its News Sunshine Week and so we get to read yet another self-congratulatory editorial

Three or four times a year, our local "newspapers" praise themselves for unselfishly doing what is right for their readers (at least as they see it). Anniversaries of both papers' founding are sure things as well as "Newspaper Sunshine Week." With Sunshine Week upon us, today's editorial, "Safeguarding Our . . .

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March 12, 2017

Fake news and vendettas

End of the week editorials

Friday morning - drawing conclusions from one example and mislabeled "fake news"

The Friday Intelligencer tells us in its lead editorial, "Deterring False ‘Hate Crime’ Claims," without a shred of evidence that:

Many of the “hate crimes” Americans are accused of never happened. Preventing real crimes . . .

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December 23, 2016

More Representative McKinley PR makes the front page

Congressman given participation award disguised as a real award

Today's front-page of both the Intelligencer and the News-Register carried this story (with accompanying picture):

McKinley Honored for Manufacturing Support

Here are the first two paragraphs:

Thursday, Eagle Manufacturing President Joe Eddy acknowledged U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., with . . .

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October 07, 2016

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