Old opinions and Robin Capehart
Can’t get enough of that dated Koch propaganda
I’ve spent part of the last two Sundays checking the publication dates of Sunday News-Register opinion columns to see how badly out-of-date they were. (Most of the columns were at least a week old – I wrote about them here and here.) No sense documenting the obvious, I thought, and so I decided . . .
In case you missed it, he’s put Kellyanne Conway in charge
As the New York Times recently described:
Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump, has no public health background, a reputation for bending the truth, and a knack for generating government ethics complaints. Yet Ms. Conway does have the ear of the president.
Despite her resume, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Wednesday . . .
A Media Matters study concluded that local broadcast news is doing a terrible job informing us about Republican tax reforms
No surprise -- the study found that Sinclair-owned stations (like local channel 9) are the worst
Yesterday, Media Matters published a study that examined the news content of twenty local television stations in five markets to see how well they were covering the Senate's tax reform bill. Their analysis:
found that key provisions of the tax bill put forth by Senate Republicans were all but omitted from local media coverage of the plan . . .
Wheeling's ethics-challenged "newspapers" have no problem with an ethics-challenged Republican appointment
Today's Wheeling "newspapers" bring us the news that former West Liberty University president Robin Capehart has a new job as the lead counsel to the West Virginia Senate Committee on Finance. Capehart, who has been a long-time Ogden favorite (including a rare front page editorial supporting his West Liberty candidacy), held . . .
Don Blankenship makes it a threesome
WCHS-TV (Charleston-Huntington) is reporting that former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship has entered West Virginia's 2018 senatorial race:
Eyewitness News has learned that former Massey Energy chief executive officer Don Blankenship plans to run for U.S. Senate.
Blankenship filed his federal election official papers Tuesday. He will be . . .
Things I learned from the Internet today
- Vice News tells us what Chris Hamilton of the West Virginia Coal Association (and frequent Ogden op-ed contributor) had to say earlier today about the election of Donald Trump:
It wasn’t Russia that intervened in our election process; it was divine intervention. Thank the Lord he guided these people in this country, the greatest country in . . .
Misrepresenting the FBI hacking warning story
Both “newspapers” used the same Associated Press story about Russian hacking in the 2016 election on today's front pages. Here’s how the story begins:
The FBI failed to notify scores of U.S. officials that Russian hackers were trying to break into their personal Gmail accounts despite having . . .
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