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Still shilling for the fracking industry

A recent Intelligencer editorial tells us: “Gas Executive Right on Values”

Saturday’s Intelligencer editorial explains how new ownership at the large fracking company, EQT, cares about West Virginia. “Gas Executive Right on Values” tells us:

West Virginians are big on the concept of being good neighbors. So, when the head of the second-largest natural gas producer in our state talks about “old-school . . .

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September 02, 2019

Putting on a different mask: despite what they say, they're still climate change deniers

Today’s paper says nothing about the EPA’s new methane rules, and it attacks Bernie Sanders’ motive instead of dealing with his climate change plan

Methane? What methane?

This morning, major papers across the United States gave front-page coverage to yesterday’s important story on the environmental impact of the EPA’s decision to weaken its methane rules.

From the New York Times:

EPA to Weaken Control on Gas Tied to Warming

The Washington . . .

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August 30, 2019

The Wheeling Intelligencer continues to ignore Trump’s racism

Because it’s the Democrats who are the real racists!

If you’ve had access to any news sources beyond our local Ogden “newspapers” this weekend, you’re probably aware of the president’s Twitter attacks on Congressman Elijah Cummins of Baltimore. This was the first one on Saturday morning:

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July 29, 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

Demonstrate concern: a rhetorical strategy used by Ogden papers to insulate themselves from any criticism that they are part of a problem

Today’s example: a Wheeling Intelligencer editorial wants the Catholic Church to “Probe Gifts Within Church”

One strategy to avoid being marginalized on an issue is to show concern for the problem. Take the climate change issue in which we've probably progressed to the point where arguing that “climate change is a hoax” hurts your credibility. As I documented earlier this year, Ogden newspapers (and local congressman David McKinley) appear to . . .

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June 12, 2019

Searching for journalistic integrity in an Intelligencer editorial? First, however, you will need to ignore the exaggeration and lying

Today’s editorial lies to us about how Ohio’s dynamic duo fought the congressional “cesspool of partisan politics”

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The editorial

An editorial in this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer tells us that “Bipartisanship Is Not Dead”:

Some political scientists say Congress has become a cesspool of partisan politics. Democrats and Republicans view every issue strictly from their party leaders’ viewpoints, it is said. Constituents’ . . .

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April 26, 2019

Today's Wheeling Intelligencer editorial makes up stuff to prove that radicals have taken control of the Democratic Party

They claim this even though Ohio Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown refuted the Intelligencer's and others' “concern troll” points yesterday

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The editorial

This morning’s editorial, “Ultra-Leftists Gain Control of Party,” starts by expressing sympathy for Ohio Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown. Brown had been considering running for president but decided last Thursday against it. According to the editorial, Brown chose not to run because extremists have taken over . . .

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March 11, 2019

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