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The Intelligencer's anti-Hillary campaign moves into high gear (updated 5/22)

Saturday morning's Intelligencer previews their election coverage

Balance removed from an AP gun rights story

Donald Trump spoke to the National Rifle Association convention yesterday and this morning's Intelligencer used only the first 40% of the Associated Press story -- essentially a summary of Trump's anti-Clinton remarks to the group. What was dropped from the Intelligencer coverage . . .

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May 21, 2016

A divorced-from-reality editorial

Another shoe on the wrong foot? It's the Intelligencer's excuse for more projection

From this morning's editorial in the Intelligencer:

Just a few weeks ago, Hillary Clinton and other Democrat Party leaders were chortling with glee at what they called disarray in the Republican Party. . . .

Funny how . . .

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May 16, 2016

"I congratulate West Liberty for having me here."

Robert Murray shifts audiences from service organizations to education

Last year Robert Murray, CEO of Murray Energy, made the tour of Wheeling area service organizations. Despite giving what apparently was the same speech to each group, the Intelligencer never failed to put the speech on the front page along with a picture of Murray. This year's tour began yesterday with a speech at West Liberty University. . . .

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April 06, 2016

Covering/not covering Friday's Waynesburg rally that attracted 5,000 protesters against Alpha Natural Resources

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Here is how three area papers covered Friday's scheduled solidarity march against Alpha Natural Resources in Waynesburg, PA. (Please see three posts down for the reason for the march - Alpha wants to break union contract.)

The Washington Observer-Reporter

Placement of story: front page with pictures

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April 03, 2016

Intelligencer continues its Kasich push

with February 15 update

Kasich on the front page

Yesterday's Intelligencer top-of-the-page headline proclaims the earth-shattering news:

Kasich Touts His Conservatism

Okay, by what criteria is this the top new story of the day? Did readers not know that he was conservative? Or is it that he was hiding it and now he's touting it? . . .

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February 14, 2016

I guess they weren't newsworthy enough

A look at three stories you didn't see in the morning Intelligencer

The first story is obvious if you watched any non-Fox news yesterday or read any news online:

Grand jury indicts leader behind Planned Parenthood videos

That's the headline found on many of the 6,000+ morning news sources that carried an AP report that begins:

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Houston grand jury . . .

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January 26, 2016

The Intelligencer "selectively uses" EPA scientists (whose credibility they usually question) to attack the EPA

What the Intelligencer won't do to assail Obama, the EPA and climate change

Here's what happened:

  1. The EPA's report on fracking came out in early June and a number of news sources, including the local ones, carried a headline that fracking was not a threat to our drinking water. Despite the headline, most of these reports, including the original AP report, featured critics who pointed out that . . .

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January 12, 2016

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