Describing the West Virginia legislature?
Among local columnist Mike Myer's favorite Obama quotes is one from his 2008 campaign for the presidency. Candidate Obama was speaking about why some of the people in central Pennsylvania, specifically, and rust belt Americans, more generally, didn't vote for him, when he said:
They get bitter, they cling to guns or . . .
Even when it isn't
For most Republicans, Fox News, and our local "newspapers," it's always Obama's fault. And it's always been his fault. (My favorite Republican example is the survey of Louisiana Republicans that held Obama, rather than George Bush, responsible for the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. I also assume you saw that . . .
Mike Myer trots out another evidence-free, straw man column -- this time on gun control.
Yes, Mike Myer devoted his whole column to liberals and the arguments they didn't make regarding gun control:
And the liberal anti-gun crowd wants even more limits. That will prevent most mass killings such as the recent one in . . .
Has the Wheeling News-Register reached a new low?
From yesterday's editorial in the Wheeling News-Register:
It may be that some of the drug addicts President Barack Obama hears about when he visits West Virginia on Wednesday began using cocaine, heroin, pain pills or other controlled substances because of action by his administration.
We do not engage lightly in such . . .
(updated September 1) (updated September 2)
If you didn't see this morning's editorial, "Diverting Attention From Real Issues," you missed a 217 word personal attack on the president. The excuse is that the president has criticized those who disagree with him about the Iranian nuclear treaty. (The nerve of that president!) Here's an example from the editorial:. . .
Just another Intelligencer editorial
Yesterday's editorial is a two-for-one. Not only does the editorial purposely distort for its own purposes President Obama's use of the word "crazy," it lies about the use of alternatives.
Here are the last four paragraphs:
So no one is attempting to keep consumers, through the utilities that serve . . .
(with August 26 update)
Yesterday's News-Register carried an AP report, "Obama Pushes More Clean Energy." This morning's Intelligencer did not carry the AP report but that did not prevent them from editorializing against Obama based upon what was in the report. (Just a thought -- we know the Intelligencer would never misrepresent what the president . . .