Yet another News-Register editorial lies about an environmental decision (with 10/18 update)
Because that’s what they do
Despite its title, "Don't Just Dismiss Pipeline Concerns," today’s News-Register editorial* primarily focuses on the recent vote to approve two pipelines by the Federal Energy Regulation Commission:
FERC approval came in a 2-1 vote by the agency’s commissioners. Two appointed by President Donald Trump voted in . . .
No respect for journalism, no respect for its readership
Yes, it's another dishonest Intelligencer editorial on health care
From this morning's editorial, "Health Care Law Action Essential":
No one knows how many billions — more likely, tens of billions — of dollars have been funneled to insurance companies by the government, under former President Barack Obama. Much of the subsidy money was paid illegally.
"No one . . .
The locals give us yesterday's news -- tomorrow
And in the process abandon journalistic ideals like objectivity and balance
An important story about President Trump, former FBI Director James Comey, and the investigation into National Security broke yesterday afternoon. Here's the headline at 6:22 PM last evening for the first AP story that I could find on the subject:
AP source: Comey wrote in memo that President Donald Trump asked him to end . . .
"Safeguarding Our Liberty, Prosperity"
Hey, its News Sunshine Week and so we get to read yet another self-congratulatory editorial
Three or four times a year, our local "newspapers" praise themselves for unselfishly doing what is right for their readers (at least as they see it). Anniversaries of both papers' founding are sure things as well as "Newspaper Sunshine Week." With Sunshine Week upon us, today's editorial, "Safeguarding Our . . .
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Documenting the locals' anti-Clinton agenda 12 (with 9/19 update)
Ignoring another Trump 2nd Amendment solution for Hillary Clinton
On Friday Donald Trump suggested another 2nd Amendment solution for Hillary Clinton. Here is how the New York Times described it that night:
MIAMI — Donald J. Trump once again raised the specter of violence against Hillary Clinton, suggesting Friday that the Secret Service agents who guard her voluntarily disarm to “see what . . .
Now that the lie is in place, the locals will reference it again and again
That didn't take long
The first extended analysis of a Mike Myer column that I did for my old blog was back in March of 2014. Myer had claimed an unnamed industry analyst (my hunch was that it was a Murray Energy employee) had told him that China was not the biggest importer of U.S. coal, Germany was. I found that difficult to believe given the country's . . .
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An Ogden conflict of interest?
Of course not, just two editorials looking out for their readers' best interests
I know that you've seen them in your local West Virginia newspaper (Ogden or otherwise). They are large ads, paid for by the Department of Environmental Protection and usually found in the classified section that detail certain kinds of air pollution permits. Ken Ward, Jr. in an article in this morning's . . .
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