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Choosing winners and losers

Mike Myer knows his audience: Yes, it's another column that scapegoats Obama

Today’s Mike Myer column, "Picking Winners and Losers," is mostly an attack upon the Obama administration’s supposed “war on coal.” Of course, Myer totally ignores the obvious – that market forces, especially cheap natural gas, is the primary cause for coal’s decline. As Joshua Rhodes wrote in Forbes earlier this week:

Quite . . .

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June 09, 2018

Mike Myer echoes the NRA: it’s not guns, its violent video games

Sunday’s Mike Myer column, “What’s Wrong With Us,” argued that it’s video games, not guns, that need restricting.

The beginning of the column attacks “Active Shooter,” a video game that will likely not be released. (It fits his thesis, however.) Myer then moves on to attack older video games like “Thrill Kill” and “Grand Theft Auto.” In the . . .

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June 04, 2018

"Why do we want all these people from 'shithole countries' coming here?"

Local editor Mike Myer wants to end racism but he (and his “newspapers”) have yet to write a single word criticizing Trump's racist rants

Sunday morning's Mike Myer column, “Let’s Find A Solution To Bigotry,” made a number of points about racism. After giving a personal example and acknowledging that racism exists in the Ohio Valley, he said that he wished that we could find a solution:

Racism is too serious to drop at that. We shouldn’t just be patting ourselves on the . . .

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April 30, 2018

WVU president spent $2.2 million in tuition money to pay for private flights (with 3/17 bow tie update)

Pay no attention to appearances, President E. Gordon Gee says it’s “perfectly legitimate”

From reporters Jake Zuckerman and Ryan Quinn in this morning’s Charleston Gazette-Mail:

West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee said the university will look to shift the cost of his flights on private planes to be paid through university donations rather than tuition dollars.

This comes after a report showing Gee spent more than . . .

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March 16, 2018

Time to look in the mirror, Mike

Accuracy? Fairness? Or pushing an agenda?

From yesterday’s Mike Myer column:

Some in the media, and that includes newspapers, magazines, television, radio and various internet entities, seem to care less for accuracy and fairness than for pushing their own agendas.

But our local editor doesn’t include our local papers in that group:

But the overwhelming majority of newspaper . . .

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February 12, 2018

Reading the weekend opinion sections

Nothing out of the ordinary: just more Koch propaganda and the usual Clinton-bashing

More unlabeled Koch propaganda from the Wheeling News-Register

Yesterday’s News-Register featured yet another piece of Koch propaganda pretending to be a serious study. The editorial, “Cutting Back on Regulations,” references a recent study done by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. The study looked at the number of states’ . . .

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January 01, 2018

Media Matters picks up the "deceptive, cut-and-paste" Gil White/NFIB story

And Mike Myer responds

Yesterday Media Matters published a blog post by Eric Hananoki about a number of very similar op-ed pieces that showed up in various papers across the country:

Procter & Gamble placed nearly identical op-eds pushing for corporate tax cuts from different authors in numerous papers

The Procter & Gamble story reminded me of this blog . . .

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December 15, 2017

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