'Bush Hurt Mine Safety' Meme Won't Yield to Facts

January 20th, 2009 12:21 PM
2008 was the safest year ever to be an American miner. The combined number of fatalities from all forms of mining was the lowest ever. 2007 (latest information available) also shows the lowest "all-injury" rate for miners on record by far. Yet Ken Ward Jr.'s early-January contribution at the Charleston (WV) Gazette to the spate of final-month Bush-bashing pretended that this data doesn't exist.…

NY Times: Drop Out Hillary, You're Winning Too Many Votes

May 21st, 2008 4:25 PM
Hillary Clinton beat Barack Obama by a 2-1 margin in Kentucky's primary on Tuesday (Obama won easily in Oregon), but the paper's lead headline didn't even reference it. While an article inside the paper did state Hillary's case for staying in despite trailing in delegates late in the game, it also forwarded bizarre suggestions that she should quit because she is...getting too many votes from…

CNN Cites 'Recession' in Exit Poll Questions

May 14th, 2008 10:00 AM
West Virginia primary voters were asked at least two factually faulty exit poll questions yesterday, both of which asserted that the U.S. economy is already in recession. This, of course, is absolutely false. A recession is marked by at least two consecutive quarters of negative economic growth. The last quarter of 2007 and the first quarter of 2008 were marked by slow, but positive, economic…

Chris Matthews: West Virginians Decided Decades Ago to Oppose Obama

May 13th, 2008 4:28 PM
Guest hosting on Tuesday's "Morning Joe," MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews assigned dark motives to the voters of West Virginia and repeatedly reaffirmed that nobody should be surprised if Barack Obama loses the May 13 primary to Hillary Clinton. According to Matthews, "You could have predicted West Virginia 20 years ago on this one." Making his racial overtones more clear, Matthews derided, "These…

Bill: Hillary 'A Genius at Making Changes in Other People's Lives

May 12th, 2008 6:45 AM
I think he meant it as a compliment. But Bill Clinton's praise for his wife might send a shiver down the spine of people who like to live their own lives, thank you very much. His remarks reinforce the image of Hillary as a big-government busybody, an It Takes a Villager, a smarty-pantssuit who wants to lean over your shoulder and kibitz on every decision you make.Bill made his comments while…

NYT Invites John 'Two Americas' Edwards to Take a Bow in Life Expectan

April 28th, 2008 1:23 PM

NYT Focuses on Sen. Jay Rockefeller's Apology, Not Offensive Anti-McCa

April 9th, 2008 3:09 PM

WV Paper's Report on Food Stamps: Closer To the Truth than Most of Old

March 30th, 2008 10:45 PM
In a Wednesday story on food stamp program participation in West Virginia that is still being linked at Drudge this evening, Charleston Daily Mail writer Justin D. Anderson fell into the same trap reporters have been falling into for nearly a year, but later largely made up for it by acknowledging that the program is a supplement, and is not designed, or intended, to pay for all of its…