April%204_large

The Wheeling Alternative

Quick takes on today’s Wheeling “newspapers”

Is Donald Trump no longer president?

Yesterday and earlier today, other news sources told us that the president may have signaled a willingness to talk to the Chinese about trade, may have gotten information on Mueller’s questioning of Paul Manafort, criticized the Federal Reserve and General Motors, questioned the study on climate . . .

Read More

November 28, 2018

From today’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorial: “This is not a political issue”

It never is when Republicans are at fault*

I seldom comment upon local editorials about Ohio politics. (Ogden editorials about West Virginia politics are usually more than enough to keep me busy.) A sentence in the editorial, “Probe Charter School Fiasco,” caught my attention, however, and I couldn’t let it go by without some research and comments.

The editorial is about a . . .

Read More

November 27, 2018

Today’s Wheeling News-Register features 1500 words on a Republican House of Delegates incumbent from WV’s Eastern Panhandle who lost by 12%. For those of us who live in WV’s Northern Panhandle, how is this news?

Answer: it’s Shelley Moore Capito’s nephew!

Ogden political reporter, Steven Allen Adams, and the News-Register have outdone themselves with one of the longest front-page stories this year and it’s about a non-local candidate who lost by over 800 votes earlier this month. (The article looks to be a shoo-in for the “Worst News Article of the Year Award” -- especially with two-time . . .

Read More

November 25, 2018

Today's top story at major U.S. newspapers is a new government study on climate change

Today's Wheeling Intelligencer ignored it (Updated 11/25)

Nationally:

Silvrback blog image

The opening paragraph from the widely-used Associated Press story:

As California’s catastrophic wildfires recede and people rebuild after two hurricanes, a massive new federal report warns that these types of disasters are worsening in the United States because of global warming. The White House . . .

Read More

November 24, 2018

"Black Friday" for the Intelligencer

A suggestion for Ogden "newspapers" around holidays: give up the pretense that you're about "news"

News usually suggests timeliness and importance; today's front page had neither

Article 1: At the top of the front page is a story about the chairman of the Columbiana County Republican Party and his Facebook post that suggested that the California fires were God's punishment for being a liberal state. This story broke last . . .

Read More

November 23, 2018

Does today's pro-Warner editorial actually show some insight and honesty?

(Yes, a little insight and some inadvertent honesty)

No Warner news story but we do get the inevitable editorial

Regular readers of the Wheeling Intelligencer knew it was coming. In the absence of any actual news coverage of West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner just having cost the state a couple of million dollars (see previous two posts), we instead get an editorial defending . . .

Read More

November 21, 2018

What AP story about West Virginia was carried in Nashville (TN), Beaufort County (SC), Olympia (WA), and Columbus (IN) newspapers but not in local Ogden papers?

Hint: It's about a West Virginia elected official

As of 4 PM today there were 370 news sources that carried the following Associated Press news article:

State settles lawsuits alleging illegal firing over politics

The article:

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The state of West Virginia has settled wrongful-termination lawsuits with six more former employees . . .

Read More

November 20, 2018

Archive

All Categories: joe manchin(87) wheeling newspapers(81) david mckinley(75) donald trump(73) war on coal(69) shelley moore capito(62) wheeling intelligencer(59) patrick morrisey(56) hillary clinton(55) coal(55) intelligencer editorial(54) mike myer(52) trump presidency(51) wheeling intelligencer editorial(37) climate change(35) murray energy(33) wheeling news-register editorial(32) obama(31) news-register editorial(31) robert murray(30) wheeling news-register(28) anti-clinton bias(28) trump administration(25) trumpcare(25) gun control(24) jim justice(23) michael myer(23) town hall meetings(22) don blankenship(21) bill cole(20) fracking(20) wheeling newspaper biases(19) evan jenkins(19) obamacare(18) wv legislature(17) ogden newspapers(17) republican legislature(16) intelligencer propaganda(16) epa(15) wheeling newspaper ethics(14) sinclair broadcasting(14) ogden newspaper bias(14) wv politics(13) intelligencer(13) ryan ferns(13) mac warner(12) republican tax reform(11) wv supreme court judges(11) charleston gazette-mail(11) republican candidates(11) wheeling newspaper hypocrisy(10) umwa(10) wv drug problems(10) ogden newspaper hypocricy(10) gordon gee(10) wv governor race(10) fox news(9) john oliver(9) alternative energy(9) right-to-work(9) koch(9) ethical journalism(9) wv teachers(8) morrisey(8) it's all obama's fault(8) 2018 wv senate race(8) blankenship trial(8) natural gas(8) bernie sanders(8) republican presidential candidates(8) kendra fershee(8) renewables(8) murray coal(8) doug reynolds(7) alpha natural resources(7) vendetta(7) pittsburgh pirates(7) wtov(7) electricity costs(7) obamacare replacement(7) mountaintop removal(7) west virginians(7) 2018 wv senatorial election(7) john kasich(7) ogden favorite(7) republicans vs. democrats(7) coal ash(6) newspapers on the cheap(6) fox guarding hen house(6) u.s. energy policy(6) brett kavanaugh(6) fair and balanced(6) medicaid(6) intelligencer headlines(6) western coal(6) clean coal(6) clean power plan(6) yesterday's news tomorrow(6) bill johnson(6) jeff kessler(6) liberals(5) deathmatch(5) west virginia state government(5) worst editorial of the year award(5) polls(5) wheeling newspaper hypocricy(5) religious freedom bill(5) brent benjamin(5) republican senatorial primary(5) astroturf(5) discrimination(5) china and west virginia(5) global warming(5) dumbest editorial award(5) money in politics(5) wv taxes(5) education(5) sports betting(5) bob nutting(5) trump criticism(5) coal wars(4) coal propaganda(4) wv stereotype(4) pro-trump coverage(4) news on the cheap(4) peabody energy(4) russians and trump(4) scalia replacement(4) mckinley(4) darrell mcgraw(4) west liberty university(4) fact checking(4) rob portman(4) democratic presidential candidates(4) trump budget(4) appalachian sterotype(4) intelligencer hypocrisy(4) wv jobs(4) fake news(4) capito(4) racism(4) west virginia university(4) republican national convention(4) blood on the mountain(4) drugs(4) scott pruitt(4) betsy devos(4) iran(4) political correctness(4) wilbur ross(3) umw(3) the onion(3) west virginia economy(3) west virginia's future(3) wv flooding(3) ryan weld(3) executive action(3) jeff sessions(3) wv republicans(3) medicare(3) iraq(3) robin capehart(3) david zatezalo(3) wv aclu(3) most unethical editorial award(3) william ihlenfeld(3) severance tax(3) nobel peace prize(3) pope francis(3) charlottesville(3) teacher unions(3) imperial president(3) budget cuts to social programs(3) trump border wall(3) breitbart(3) trump(3) west virginia 2017 budget(3) patrick buchanan(3) dreamers(3) abortion(3) mitch mcconnell(3) msha(3) ted cruz(3) misleading headlines(3) little blue run(3) wv mining disasters(2) charleston gazette(2) integrity fee(2) immigration(2) associated press(2) tariffs(2) full disclosure(2) planned parenthood(2) popular posts(2) wv public broadcasting(2) alt right(2) sexual harassment(2) secretary of education(2) benghazi(2) west virginia stereotype(2) opioids(2) north korea(2) kellyanne conway(2) huckabee(2) cults(2) wheeling new-register editorial(2) wv education(2) the iraq war(2) civility(2) pittsburgh post-gazette(2) plagiarism(2) tpp(2) political cartoons(2) concealed carry(2) ferc(2) miners protection act(2) alec(2) james van nostrand(2) wtrf(2) omnibus funding bill(2) freedom of speech(2) epipen(2) mass media(2) american chemical council(2) steven allen adams(2) climate change polls(2) ken ward jr(2) hilary clinton(2) united mine workers(2) james comey(2) west virginia republican party(2) trump tv(2) booth goodwin(2) bethesda(2) miner retirement(2) michael flynn(2) community newspaper(2) andrew wheeler(2) west virginia legislature(2) 2017 summer recess(2) voter id(1) fcc(1) conflict of interest(1) freudian slip(1) beth walker(1) veterans(1) investment in coal(1) 2018 budget(1) 2017 wrap-up(1) dumbest column award(1) ogden national debt editorial(1) gazette-mail bankruptcy(1) wheeling police(1) sec(1) chip(1) pat buchanan(1) 2018 elections(1) ethics(1) national education association(1) rex tillerson(1) jack yost(1) sexual assault(1) patriot coal(1) medical marijuana(1) ohio state(1) climate change denier(1) michael cohen(1) bill clinton(1) due process(1) paula swearengin(1) sierra club(1) mountain valley pipeline(1) trump twitter(1) plastic bags(1) democratic party(1) ethane storage(1) jim jordan(1) alternate facts(1) heather bresch(1) water quality(1) poverty(1) heroin(1) media matters(1) cnbc survey(1) coal subsidies(1) stephen bannon(1) cybersecurity(1) public access(1) super pac(1) test scores(1) lng(1) black lung(1) rush limbaugh(1) trump supporters(1) aclu(1) wv unemployment(1) stereotypes(1) blame obama(1) conspiracy theories(1) mercatus center(1) first energy(1) obama white house(1) rick perry(1) voter suppression(1) poverty porn(1) coal company bankruptcy(1) alaska(1) mccarthyism(1) wv business climate(1) events(1) internet service provider(1) metronews poll(1) move(1) tax foundation(1) nra(1) mike pence(1) ultra-liberals(1) tax rates(1) u.s. deficit(1) roy moore(1) radical islam(1) superdelegates(1) main studio rule(1) baseball on the cheap(1) jared kushner(1) exxon(1) martin luther king(1) riley moore(1) mark curtis(1) pelosi quote(1) tyler county(1) kathleen hartnett-white(1) paris agreement(1) buffalo creek(1) clean water bill(1) wvu(1) franking(1) ogden self-promotion(1) trump foundation(1) blake farenhold(1) bishop bransfield(1) mueller investigation(1) west virginia wilder(1) charter schools(1) cyberbullying(1) solar energy(1) new media(1) rant(1) third-party candidates(1) atlantic coast pipeline(1) self-promotion(1) roseanne barr(1) environmental films(1) social security(1) federal budget(1) gary cohn(1) epa pr(1) self-disclosure(1) election security(1) erickson(1) net neutrality(1) charleston(1) wheeling jesuit university(1) rounding up the usual suspects(1) al gore(1) obama's fault(1) cbo(1) little blue(1) rewriting history(1) biased research(1) city of wheeling(1) keystone pipeline(1) 2017 awards(1) football culture wars(1) death of newspaper(1) john conyers(1) mepco(1) school shootings(1) barry goldwater(1) stream protection rule(1) liberal blame(1) 2017 favorites(1) worst article of the year award(1) national debt(1) gil white(1) wv board of education(1) wv democratic party(1) benwood bridge(1) air travel(1) robert byrd(1) chris regan(1) wv employers(1) teach for america(1) john prine(1) jim lees(1) a charlie brown christmas(1) comments(1) ethics committee(1) china(1) hurricane harvey(1) tim armstead(1) flag burning(1) automation(1) west virginia history(1) boris epshteyn(1) richard ojeda(1) local sports coverage(1) flint(1) wind energy(1) west virginia health care(1) fake editorial(1) aarp(1) single payer(1) refugee crisis(1) casey junkins(1) jeb bush(1) anti-semitism(1) hurricane matthew(1) home