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 . . .
And just like our president, the Wheeling Intelligencer has no problem lying to us
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 . . .
The AP coverage used by this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer did not cover all of Trump’s speech
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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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: . . .
Hey, but Senator Capito told us that “it’s time to move on”
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 . . .
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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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. . . .