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 . . .
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 . . .
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’ . . .
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 . . .
Mike Myer makes an important point about the China/WV deal
In a column that makes a number of barely-connected points, Myer starts with one of his favorite themes -- why West Virginian are so special and different from other Americans:
We have a pull-ourselves-up-by-our-own-bootstraps attitude. It’s necessary. Seldom do we have any reason to look for knights in shining armor to give us a hand.
We . . .
Charlie Chaplin and bonus points for enthusiasm?
Sunday's Mike Myer column puts him in the lead for the annual "Dumbest Column of the Year Award"
When you have no proof, just make it up. Myer makes the following assertion early in the column after briefly discussing the Charlie Chaplin movie, The Great Dictator:
Some of the very same people who put Chaplin on a pedestal . . .
Despite what Wheeling's papers tell you, it wasn't a WVU study
On Wednesday, the top-of-the-front-page headline in both Wheeling papers highlighted what looked to be an important story for the Ohio Valley:
Ethane Storage Could Bring 100,000 Jobs
The sub-headline further explained:
WVU study looks at possible $36B investment
And here is the story's lead paragraph about a just-released WVU study: . . .