Clash of the Titans: Coal and natural gas battle over future power plants and a local “grass roots organization” is a major player
Is there any local coverage?
Before there was “fake news,” there was “astroturfing” from “grass roots organizations”
I’ve written about astroturfing on several occasions. Here’s how I first explained it:
The Online Slang Dictionary defines astroturfing as "the creation of lobbying groups that appear to be separate from corporate interests, but . . .
WV Governor Justice is “restoring confidence in the court” by appointing two Republican politicians with little or no legal experience
I’m sure that will do it, Governor!
Yesterday, Governor Justice made it official by appointing former House of Delegates Speaker Tim Armstead and U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins to temporarily fill the vacancies on the West Virginia Supreme Court.
Two Republican politicians?
Here are my two favorite sentences from the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s coverage of the . . .
Answer: The self-serving parts are still there but the paper has rebranded itself as “a community newspaper”
For the first time in years, the Wheeling Intelligencer editorial on the anniversary of its founding does not mention the promise to provide “light and information.” Instead, the paper has rebranded itself as a community newspaper. According to the Cambridge Dictionary, to rebrand is
to change the way that an organization, . . .
Here is the sub-heading for today’s New York Times’ fact check of yesterday's Trump speech in Charleston:
President Trump claimed that coal was “indestructible,” that West Virginia had one of the strongest state economies and that the U.S. was the “cleanest country in the planet.” None of that was true.
The . . .
West Virginians respond at Trump rally: LOCK HER UP!
An Ogden self-promotion and conflict-of-interest update
How is a wedding show front page news?
It isn’t unless local Ogden papers are the sponsor in which case it gets front page coverage before and after even if it has next-to-zero news value. From the front pages of local papers:
Sunday August 5
Thursday . . .
Unfortunately, you won’t find any in the Wheeling Intelligencer
Light and information?
This coming Friday is the anniversary of the Wheeling Intelligencer’s founding and if the past is any prologue, we will get to read yet another editorial telling us what an incredible job the Intelligencer does in serving its readers. The editorial will most likely quote the paper’s founding philosophy:. . .