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Finding "deplorable" columnists to support Wednesday's editorial

Yesterday, I commented on the Intelligencer editorial that attacked Hillary Clinton's for her assertion that half of Donald Trump's followers were racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, and Islamophobic ("deplorables"). The paper's defense was that she was attacking them because they disagreed with her; Trump's own . . .

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September 15, 2016

Answering climate change by demonizing Obama (part 1)

Ignore the science, the man is out to get us!

On March 16 of this year, I wrote:

I've been doing this blog for over two years and one of the constants has been the Intelligencer's and the News-Register's refusal to acknowledge that President Obama has ever acted for what he believes is the best interest of the country; that, at the least, his actions might be . . .

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September 12, 2016

Myer's Saturday column

Obama-bashing and preaching to the choir

Mike Myer uses Donald Trump's acceptance speech as the starting point for another one of his bash-Obama-for-everything-wrong-in-America columns. He ignores what the fact-checkers (see previous post) said about Trump's speech and adds a few of his own pet grievances. He also doesn't fail to note that Hillary Clinton, if elected, . . .

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July 23, 2016

Covering the memorial service for the fallen police officers

A sampling of front-pages from national newspapers:

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Today, all three of these newspapers (as did most other U.S. newspapers) featured similar coverage of yesterday's memorial service for the fallen police officers in Dallas on their front page. (The service and Obama's speech also received significant coverage on . . .

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July 13, 2016

More on the cost of electricity and electing Trump

Some additional voices

Wednesday's Intelligencer editorial (see post below) asserted a couple of points: the cost of electricity has risen dramatically since Obama became president, it would become worse under a Clinton presidency, and our only hope to prevent $1000 a month electric bills is to elect Donald Trump. I did a bit more research today and found a . . .

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July 01, 2016

Statistics don't lie but . . . .

Some geeky stuff on the cost of electricity

It's time for another anti-Hillary editorial. It meets all of the criteria:

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What makes it somewhat different is the emphasis on the use of statistics (one verifiable but the rest not) to support the editorial point that electricity prices have risen dramatically since the beginning of the Obama presidency and will rise . . .

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June 29, 2016

Reading the Sunday opinion section

Some things are predictable

Blame it on Obama

The opinion section of the Sunday News-Register is not complete until something is blamed on the Obama Administration. Today's lead editorial meets the requirement by affixing blame for the Boone County school system's fiscal crisis on the president:

Don't blame Boone County school . . .

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June 05, 2016

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