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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 . . .

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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 . . .

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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 . . .

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December 15, 2017

Credit where credit is due

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 . . .

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November 18, 2017

The local Sunday columns

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 . . .

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September 25, 2017

Where did the 100,000 jobs and the $36 billion investment figures come from?

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 . . .

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September 02, 2017

Defending the President

Mike Myer gets his marching orders (with 8/20 update)

Earlier in week, Molly Ball who writes for The Atlantic, received a copy of the Republican talking points following President Trump's news conference about Charlottesville. She explained:

Every day, the White House communications office sends official talking points to Republican members of Congress. These communiqués help . . .

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August 19, 2017

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