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It's a Brent Benjamin Weekend!

As we get closer to West Virginia's election in May we are bound to read more and more about Judge Brent Benjamin. (He's a local "newspaper" favorite!) Yesterday's and today's "newspapers" got us off to a good start.

The Saturday Myer Column

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March 27, 2016

Intelligencer continues its Kasich push

with February 15 update

Kasich on the front page

Yesterday's Intelligencer top-of-the-page headline proclaims the earth-shattering news:

Kasich Touts His Conservatism

Okay, by what criteria is this the top new story of the day? Did readers not know that he was conservative? Or is it that he was hiding it and now he's touting it? . . .

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February 14, 2016

Political correctness

Mike Myer, Democrats and Republicans

Mike Myer devoted his Sunday column to political correctness:

Is political correctness coming to West Virginia University? Well, it probably has achieved at least a beachhead there. WVU is a university campus, after all.

But recent news from Morgantown may make some West Virginians wonder. Is our state university about to go . . .

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November 16, 2015

Who do you trust?

New media or Wheeling "newspapers"?

I thought I'd make a few comments about Saturday's Mike Myer's column before I filed it away. The column, "Learning Who You Can Trust," is a variation on the paper's frequent "we are a great news source and everyone should trust and believe us" editorial/column. (The last such editorial was August 24 and so . . .

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November 10, 2015

Intelligencer editorial pushes chutzpah level to an all-time high

From this morning's lead editorial on children's health care coverage:

West Virginia has had plenty of bad news when it comes to its rankings among the states in terms of various measures of well-being. In one category, however, the Mountain State outshines nearly everyone else, and it is a category of tremendous . . .

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November 05, 2015

Chutzpah and hypocrisy

Michael Myer's Saturday morning column

Mike Myer to moderate a Democratic debate? What was Wheeling Jesuit thinking?

Mike Myer tells us in his Saturday column that Wheeling Jesuit University is interested in holding a debate for Democratic gubernatorial candidates and he has been asked to moderate it. Mike Myer as the questioner at a Democratic debate? Are you kidding me? . . .

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October 17, 2015

"Straw Man Defense in Play"

Mike Myer describes his own Sunday column

Michael Myer's Sunday column,"Straw Man Defense in Play," is about the criticism of his newspaper's editorials on school reform. Myer notes that a number of the critics use the straw man fallacy:

Ever hear of the "straw man" strategy of deflecting criticism? It's used commonly in politics. It . . .

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September 21, 2015

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