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Blaming the victims and Obama for what's happened in Flint

An ugly News-Register editorial

This afternoon's News-Register editorial tells us that "Political Stunt Stalls Flood Aid." The editorial blames "ultra-liberals" and Democrats for holding up flood aid to West Virginia. Their crime was that they wanted Flint, Michigan to be part of the aid package. The editorial explains to us that the Republicans . . .

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September 29, 2016

Documenting the locals' anti-Clinton agenda 8

Does our "newspapers' " silence about Trump's racism, sexism, nativism and refusal to release his tax returns mean that they agree with him?

In looking at the last five days of Intelligencer and News-Register editorial pages in one sitting, it's not hard to see a pattern:

CLINTON --14 editorials and columns, all negative

Thursday editorials:

Clinton is Tardy in Ethics Concern

Clinton Probe Was Ended Prematurely

Crooked Politics . . .

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August 29, 2016

Now that the lie is in place, the locals will reference it again and again

That didn't take long

The first extended analysis of a Mike Myer column that I did for my old blog was back in March of 2014. Myer had claimed an unnamed industry analyst (my hunch was that it was a Murray Energy employee) had told him that China was not the biggest importer of U.S. coal, Germany was. I found that difficult to believe given the country's . . .

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August 24, 2016

Nothing new but that doesn't matter - it's Bill Cole's plan

Reviewing this week's "Cole for Governor" editorial

Yes, this morning's "newspaper" gives us yet another editorial (I think it's now a Sunday requirement) telling us what a great governor Bill Cole would be. This time we learn about his "plan to battle the drug abuse epidemic in West Virginia."

In the editorial's third sentence, we learn that Cole . . .

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August 21, 2016

The local "newspapers" tell us what we need for governor: an anti-establishment outsider who understands military strategy

Tough criteria but fortunately Bill Cole is running!

Saturday: a recycled Myer column about Bill Cole as outsider

In his Saturday column, Mike Myer makes two points:

1st Point -- Democrats and unions controlled West Virginia for far too long. Things are different now that Republicans are in control.

In early 2015, Republicans wrested control of the Legislature . . .

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August 14, 2016

The News-Register doesn't understand what a fact checker does

Given their attitude toward facts, is this surprising?

This afternoon's lead editorial in the Wheeling News-Register takes the AP fact checker to task for (how can I delicately put this?) actually checking the facts. Here is how the editorial begins:

One of those "fact check" analyses of presidential candidate Donald Trump's speech on the economy made the limits of . . .

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August 09, 2016

Our award-winning "newspapers"

This morning's front page of the Wheeling News-Register tells us that our two Wheeling "newspapers" won 17 awards in the 2016 West Virginia Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. Some of the awards that they won would be more important to those in the newspaper business than to the reading public -- advertising awards for . . .

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August 07, 2016

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