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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

Documenting the locals' anti-Clinton agenda 9

You can't miss it - it's at the top of today's Intelligencer front page. Yes, in a font size worthy of the end of a world war, the death of a president, or David McKinley speaking to a veteran's group, we learn:

FBI Holding Hillary’s Emails on Benghazi

The Associated Press article that follows tells . . .

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August 31, 2016

Documenting the locals' anti-Clinton agenda 8

Does our "newspapers' " silence about Trump's racism, sexism, nativism and refusal to release his tax returns mean that they agree with him?

In looking at the last five days of Intelligencer and News-Register editorial pages in one sitting, it's not hard to see a pattern:

CLINTON --14 editorials and columns, all negative

Thursday editorials:

Clinton is Tardy in Ethics Concern

Clinton Probe Was Ended Prematurely

Crooked Politics . . .

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August 29, 2016

“All that the people require in order to arrive at proper conclusions is light and information.”

And the Intelligencer provides neither

It's the Intelligencer's anniversary and so it's time for them to tell us how great they are. Here are the two highlights from their annual self-congratulatory editorial:

Now more than ever, The Intelligencer strives to be the reliable, accurate provider of information for our readers.

As Monday's . . .

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August 24, 2016

An Ogden conflict of interest?

Of course not, just two editorials looking out for their readers' best interests

Some background:

I know that you've seen them in your local West Virginia newspaper (Ogden or otherwise). They are large ads, paid for by the Department of Environmental Protection and usually found in the classified section that detail certain kinds of air pollution permits. Ken Ward, Jr. in an article in this morning's . . .

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August 02, 2016

Will Wheeling "newspapers" ever condemn Trump for his anti-Muslim comments?

The biggest story on this morning's front page proclaimed:

Hillary & Trump Turn Up Muslim Rhetoric

The original AP article came in at 1000 words of which 400 words were dropped for the Intelligencer version -- most of what was deleted coming at the end of the article. However, the Intelligencer did cut 75 . . .

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August 01, 2016

More on Capito, in-the-know West Virginians, and "the war on affordable electricity"

That didn't take long -- one day to be precise (see the last paragraph of the previous post). This morning's Intelligencer editorial is back to praising West Virginians for being smarter than everyone else and for fighting the good fight on the use of coal:

West Virginians were reminded Tuesday night of why, when it . . .

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July 21, 2016

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