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Editor Mike Myer in today’s Wheeling Intelligencer: Black lung “is making a comeback”

Sorry, it’s been back, and Myer’s column cannot hide the fact that the Trump Administration and Republican Party are the reason why the federal Black Lung Disability Trust Fund is $4 billion in debt

Early in today’s column about Trump’s comments about black lung, editor Myer tells us:

Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis, as the disease is known to medical professionals, is making a comeback.

No, it’s been back as a December 2017 Wheeling Intelligencer editorial told us almost 20 months ago:

In some . . .

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July 27, 2019

The Wheeling Intelligencer gives us a “bottom line” look at what President Trump has done for us

And just like our president, the Wheeling Intelligencer has no problem lying to us

On coal

From this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorial:

We know for a fact that he kept the promises he made to West Virginians. The “war on coal” prosecuted with such vigor by the previous administration was reexamined under Trump. Environmental Protection Agency initiatives launched solely to close coal mines . . .

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July 24, 2019

“Our Army manned the air”

The AP coverage used by this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer did not cover all of Trump’s speech

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This morning's Wheeling Intelligencer used this Associated Press report which did not mention the airports. It could have used this AP report which included this paragraph:

He largely stuck to his script, avoiding diversions into his agenda or re-election campaign. The president's speech, however, contained . . .

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July 05, 2019

Whistling past the graveyard?

Some thoughts on Jeremiah Trump

A directive promoting “religious freedom”?

The day started innocently enough. I thought I might research how the Department of Health and Human Services’ new directive on “religious freedom” might impact health care in the United States. The news sources that covered the directive reported something similar to this from Mother Jones: . . .

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May 03, 2019

Russians used coal as a wedge issue: A closer look at the Mueller report

Hey, but Senator Capito told us that “it’s time to move on”

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As Grist reports:

About a third of Mueller’s long-awaited report, released on Thursday, has been redacted. But enough is left to determine that Russia tried to exploit America’s mixed feelings about coal in order to tip the election in Trump’s favor.

In the lead up to the 2016 presidential election, a Saint . . .

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April 23, 2019

The Wheeling Intelligencer covers the Mueller report

Half of the AP story but with a different headline

At the bottom of this morning’s front page is an Associated Press article on special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings. The Intelligencer included slightly over half of the 1500+ word article. The AP’s title for the article and the one used by almost all media sources was

. . .

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April 19, 2019

Civilized tones: Shelley Moore Capito and Donald Trump

Capito is running for reelection

Early in the week, West Virginia’s junior senator announced her decision to run for reelection. Yesterday’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorial expressed approval:

In many cases, Capito’s dedication, perceptiveness and attention to detail have won her bipartisan support for her initiatives. . . .

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April 14, 2019

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