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The Intelligencer revisits the fracking report

EPA blamed for not supporting Intelligencer's exaggerated headline and story

What happened:

  1. Last week the EPA announced the results of its study of fracking and the water supply. On Friday local reporter Casey Junkins summarized the report in a front page story, "EPA: Fracking No Water Threat," suggesting that the results were conclusive. On the other hand, a number of media reports about the . . .

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June 10, 2015

Intelligencer edits global warming out of today's front page AP report

Here's a section of today's front page Intelligencer article from the Associated Press on Republican efforts to "rein in" the EPA:

The rules are among a host of regulations that majority Republicans have targeted for repeal or delay as they confront President Barack Obama on a second-term priority: his . . .

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June 01, 2015

Just make it up -- what to do when you have no evidence for your case

The Intelligencer on Obamacare

Today's attack on Obamacare by the Wheeling "newspapers" begins:

Mark this one down in your amazing-but-true book: Liberals in Congress admit they made a mistake on Obamacare.

With an introductory sentence like that you would expect to read the names of some of these liberals and then why they now . . .

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May 26, 2015

Repeat and repeat

The Intelligencer works from the premise that if you repeat something often enough it becomes true

Here we go again on coal ash

In today's column about the politicians who may be running for governor of West Virginia in 2016, Michael Myer once again asserts that Representative David McKinley has personally forced the EPA to back down:

McKinley has fought the president tooth and nail, scoring one of the few . . .

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May 09, 2015

Photo arrives too late to accompany "fair and balanced" headline in morning Intelligencer

Here's the headline above the Intelligencer's front page article about yesterday's West Liberty Faculty Senate's "no confidence" vote for chief financial officer, Jack Wright :

Faculty Senate Has New Target

Here's the photo:

Silvrback blog image

Note -- the Intelligencer does deserve kudos for . . .

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April 30, 2015

Time for another pro-coal/Murray Energy article from the Intelligencer

Jobs cuts blamed on Obama, the EPA, the Sierra Club, and Michael Bloomberg

Yesterday's front page Intelligencer article , describes in the first two paragraphs that Murray Energy is cutting 214 coal jobs locally. Other than the last paragraph, the rest of the article is an attack on President Obama, the EPA, the Sierra Club, and Michael Bloomberg for his "Beyond Coal" campaign.

This article . . .

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April 16, 2015

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