Trump-supporting Ogden "newspapers" once again demonstrate that what is not covered is just as important as what is covered
Today, two stories were on the front page of every national newspapers (for examples, see Kiosko.net or newseum): Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort’s sentencing and the new charges against him and the FAA’s decision to ground the Boeing 737.
Today, Paul Manafort received no coverage in either Wheeling paper and you can find . . .
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
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 . . .
This time, it’s an op-ed by Ogden’s favorite state senator
We are barely two months into the new year, but Wheeling “newspapers” have featured Senator Ryan Weld (R – Brooke) in 18 articles, editorials, and op-eds and his picture is featured prominently in a third of them. Four of these are editorials which singled him out for special praise.
In today’s op-ed, Weld bemoans the failure to get . . .
Progressive West Virginians shouldn’t wait for current Democrats to do the right thing
My previous post dealt with how the fossil fuel industry runs West Virginia. My example for coal was Wednesday’s passage in senate committee of a three-year tax cut for steam coal despite evidence that it would do little for coal mine employment but much for the bottom line of coal companies. (See here, for instance.)
Today’s . . .
Your West Virginia legislature at work (or in the case of fracking, not at work)
From WV Metro News earlier this evening:
Senate Finance passes 3-year steam coal tax cut
Senator Doug Facemire (D – Braxton) stated the obvious:
“Are we helping the miners and the counties, or are we just going to stick this money the coal companies’ pockets?” Facemire asked.
The . . .
Coal ash and Congressman McKinley
A new study
The first national study of coal ash pollution was released yesterday and found 90% of the regulated coal ash repositories are leaking (including 30 of them in the Ohio Valley). The study was done by the Environmental Integrity Project and “used industry data that became available to the public for the first time in 2018 . . .