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Time to cut spending: now that the rich got their tax cut, the Wheeling Intelligencer wants us to worry about the national debt

Not too predictable: this morning’s Intelligencer editorial wants us to rein-in spending

It’s been a while, but we now have editorial #3 on the national debt since the Republican tax cuts were passed last year. If you remember, our local “newspapers” couldn’t write enough great things about the tax cuts while they were being debated. . . .

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July 06, 2018

Reading the Sunday News-Register

Less news than last Sunday’s Wheeling News-Register (is that possible?) and another lack of disclosure

Were there any reporters working yesterday?

With no coverage of a local protest march against the president’s immigration policy, today’s “news” section tests the bottom on news coverage established just last Sunday. This Sunday’s edition of the Wheeling News-Register has only six pages of news vs. last week’s which had eight. With . . .

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July 01, 2018

Today's Wheeling Intelligencer editorial tells us to "reject harassment as political tactic"

There's no mention of President Trump's rhetoric in the editorial, however

An editorial in this morning's Wheeling Intelligencer wants us to reject the use of harassment in politics. Not this kind:

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But the Democratic Representative Maxine Waters' kind:

"If you see anybody from (Trump’s) Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out . . .

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June 29, 2018

Some updates on previous posts and the latest polling results

Political cartoonists, China/West Virginia "understanding," and the most recent West Virginia senatorial poll

Rob Rogers' political cartoons

Three weeks ago, I did a blog post about Rob Rogers, then Pittsburgh Post-Gazette political cartoonist, whose publisher and new editor wanted the P-G to be more pro-Trump. The pressure was put on Rogers, whose cartoons are known nationally, to soften his cartoons. He refused and was fired on June . . .

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June 28, 2018

Bob Nutting, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Ogden Newspapers

Taking "baseball on the cheap" to a new level

Baseball on the cheap (a continuing story)

Robert Nutting owns the Ogden Newspaper chain and he's the principle owner of baseball's Pittsburgh Pirates. Editorials found in his papers regularly brag about his company's commitment to journalism. In his media interviews about his baseball team, Nutting repeatedly asserts his . . .

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June 27, 2018

Will either of these two stories make tomorrow’s Wheeling Intelligencer?

6/25 answer: NO

Trump wants to end due process for undocumented immigrants

From the Washington Post:

President Trump on Sunday explicitly advocated for depriving undocumented immigrants of their due-process rights, arguing that people who cross the border into the United States illegally were invaders and must immediately be deported . . .

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June 24, 2018

Is there any “news” in Sunday’s Wheeling News-Register?

Ogden's "newspapers on the cheap" business plan appears to have left us with a new low in actual news

If you think news should be current and important, don’t bother with the front section of today’s Wheeling News-Register (called with unintended irony, the “news” section). For the most part, the eight-page section includes dated PR releases, rewritten old articles, lots of near life-size pictures, and huge ads – but very little news.

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June 24, 2018

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