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Obamacare to Trumpcare

From today's Intelligencer: a collection of half-truths, no truths, and disingenuousness (a typical Saturday opinion page)

The lead editorial implores the Republicans to keep fighting to replace Obamacare

Of course we learn (without evidence) in the editorial how Obamacare is universally hated, "choking" state budgets, and has all sorts of horror stories that everyone (including Democrats) have heard. That's what the editorial tells us but . . .

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July 29, 2017

The Intelligencer returns to its old ways

The paper drops a critical paragraph from a front page AP story and publishes yet another editorial attacking the Clintons

More than just food stamps

This morning's paper carried a front page AP story about how Trump's upcoming budget would be unpopular with many people. The Intelligencer's headline made it appear that the cuts were just connected to the food stamp program:

Cuts to Food Stamps Part of Budget Proposal

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May 22, 2017

Covering/not covering the Trump presidency (with 4/26 update)

Reading the morning Intelligencer

A short reader quiz for regular readers of Wheeling "newspapers"

The government needs a spending bill by the end of the week to prevent a shutdown. The Republicans control both the Senate and the House of Representatives. According to an editorial in this morning's Intelligencer, who should we blame if the government . . .

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April 25, 2017

They're delicate flowers

The Wheeling Intelligencer explains why the majority party (Republicans) did not assert themselves on the budget

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April 13, 2017

Playing games with statistics

Another pro-coal editorial

This morning's editorial, "Paying Price for Assault on Coal," joins the long list of previous war-on-coal opinion pieces. Unlike a number of these editorials, however, this one cites some statistics beyond the usual "$1000 electric bills" that is sometimes used to support the editorial's points. Unfortunately, the . . .

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February 15, 2017

Cheerleading for the president

The Intelligencer defends Kellyanne Conway

This morning's Intelligencer editorial, "Let's Put Conway Slip in Perspective," demonstrates how far the locals are willing to go to defend the Trump administration. Never mind that our local papers have had nothing to say about Kellyanne Conway's assertion that the Trump administration should be allowed " . . .

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February 13, 2017

The hypocrisy begins

"Fair and accurate" are not words that come to my mind when describing the local "newspapers"

I'm in the process of putting together a blog post on how our local "newspapers" are covering the Trump administration. However, this morning's Wheeling Intelligencer editorial, "Media Not All Biased," has temporarily placed that post on a back burner.

The editorial begins:

One can hardly . . .

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January 23, 2017

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