The Wheeling Alternative

Pending sale of the Charleston Gazette-Mail

The Washington Post's coverage and a petition

The Washington Post is just up with an excellent article about the likely sale of the Charleston Gazette-Mail to Ogden Newspapers:

A West Virginia newspaper is in bankruptcy. The powerful coal industry celebrates.

The article by Steven Mufson begins with the coal head mocking G-M reporter Ken Ward that I wrote about two weeks ago. The . . .

Read More

February 16, 2018

Guns on West Virginia’s campuses?

What's the status of the Campus Self Defense Act (HB4298)?

According to Legiscan:

The purpose of this bill is to create “The Campus Self Defense Act” which denies institutions of higher education the authority to restrict or regulate the carrying of a concealed deadly weapon by a person who holds a current license to carry a concealed deadly weapon.

The NRA supported bill passed the House . . .

Read More

Posted in: gun control

February 16, 2018


The Onion satire returns

Commentary on today's shooting from the satirical newspaper, The Onion. This is the fifth time that they've run the same article changing only the place, the picture, and the number of deaths.

Silvrback blog image

Read More

February 14, 2018

Sinclair Media update

Ethics be damned: WTOV's owner solicits money from its news directors for its PAC (political action committee)

From the Washington Post:

Sinclair Broadcast Group is asking its executives — including the news directors at its many stations — to contribute to its political action committee, a move that journalism ethics experts say is highly unusual and troubling.

Why should we be concerned?

Major TV news outlets such as ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News and . . .

Read More

February 13, 2018

Time to look in the mirror, Mike

Accuracy? Fairness? Or pushing an agenda?

From yesterday’s Mike Myer column:

Some in the media, and that includes newspapers, magazines, television, radio and various internet entities, seem to care less for accuracy and fairness than for pushing their own agendas.

But our local editor doesn’t include our local papers in that group:

But the overwhelming majority of newspaper . . .

Read More

February 12, 2018

Today’s editorial tells us: “Get Bigger ‘Take’ From Sports Bets”

It was obviously written by someone who did little or no research

Today's News-Register editorial explains why the state of West Virginia's take on sports betting should be increased if the U.S. Supreme Court gives the go-ahead:

After buying some computer hardware and software, the casino’s costs would be minimal. Much of the operation would be virtually automatic.

No, it wouldn’t. Unlike slots . . .

Read More

February 11, 2018

Republican Deathmatch 4 (A recurring series that chronicles WV's Republican senatorial primary)*

Yesterday, Roll Call published the results of a senatorial poll of 500 Republican voters.

West Virginia Rep. Evan Jenkins led the primary field for the Republican nomination for Senate in an automated poll conducted earlier this month for his campaign.

Jenkins was ahead of his closest opponent, state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, 33 . . .

Read More

February 10, 2018


All Categories: wheeling newspapers(75) war on coal(67) donald trump(64) joe manchin(59) david mckinley(58) coal(55) hillary clinton(54) intelligencer editorial(54) wheeling intelligencer(54) shelley moore capito(53) mike myer(45) patrick morrisey(33) climate change(33) trump presidency(32) news-register editorial(31) obama(31) murray energy(31) anti-clinton bias(28) robert murray(28) trumpcare(25) trump administration(24) michael myer(23) wheeling intelligencer editorial(23) wheeling news-register(22) town hall meetings(20) bill cole(20) gun control(20) fracking(20) jim justice(19) wheeling news-register editorial(19) wv legislature(17) republican legislature(16) obamacare(16) wv politics(13) intelligencer(13) intelligencer propaganda(12) wheeling newspaper ethics(12) sinclair broadcasting(11) epa(11) charleston gazette-mail(11) don blankenship(11) umwa(10) wv governor race(10) republican tax reform(10) wv drug problems(9) right-to-work(9) ethical journalism(9) ogden newspapers(9) ryan ferns(9) republican presidential candidates(8) morrisey(8) blankenship trial(8) koch(8) alternative energy(8) renewables(8) wheeling newspaper hypocrisy(8) ogden newspaper hypocricy(8) bernie sanders(8) fox news(8) murray coal(8) gordon gee(7) doug reynolds(7) wheeling newspaper biases(7) west virginians(7) vendetta(7) obamacare replacement(7) wv supreme court judges(7) alpha natural resources(7) john kasich(7) electricity costs(7) natural gas(7) republicans vs. democrats(7) bill johnson(6) jeff kessler(6) intelligencer headlines(6) medicaid(6) western coal(6) mountaintop removal(6) evan jenkins(6) it's all obama's fault(6) coal ash(6) u.s. energy policy(6) clean coal(6) clean power plan(6) west virginia state government(5) wheeling newspaper hypocricy(5) wv taxes(5) mac warner(5) republican candidates(5) pittsburgh pirates(5) money in politics(5) liberals(5) brent benjamin(5) fox guarding hen house(5) global warming(5) discrimination(5) wtov(5) fair and balanced(5) trump criticism(5) religious freedom bill(5) education(5) dumbest editorial award(5) john oliver(5) capito(4) peabody energy(4) polls(4) darrell mcgraw(4) betsy devos(4) blood on the mountain(4) intelligencer hypocrisy(4) west virginia university(4) wv jobs(4) rob portman(4) mckinley(4) republican national convention(4) west liberty university(4) drugs(4) democratic presidential candidates(4) scalia replacement(4) iran(4) appalachian sterotype(4) coal propaganda(4) wv stereotype(4) pro-trump coverage(4) fake news(4) coal wars(4) political correctness(4) pope francis(3) robin capehart(3) charlottesville(3) worst editorial of the year award(3) david zatezalo(3) budget cuts to social programs(3) breitbart(3) astroturf(3) umw(3) wv aclu(3) most unethical editorial award(3) bob nutting(3) china and west virginia(3) west virginia 2017 budget(3) patrick buchanan(3) dreamers(3) the onion(3) abortion(3) msha(3) ted cruz(3) misleading headlines(3) ogden newspaper bias(3) west virginia's future(3) fact checking(3) little blue run(3) wv teachers(3) severance tax(3) trump budget(3) executive action(3) wilbur ross(3) wv flooding(3) jeff sessions(3) wv republicans(3) medicare(3) iraq(3) tpp(2) ryan weld(2) wv mining disasters(2) west virginia republican party(2) james comey(2) hilary clinton(2) ken ward jr(2) trump(2) mass media(2) epipen(2) west virginia legislature(2) sexual harassment(2) charleston gazette(2) omnibus funding bill(2) miners protection act(2) russians and trump(2) west virginia stereotype(2) james van nostrand(2) associated press(2) benghazi(2) ferc(2) united mine workers(2) concealed carry(2) racism(2) secretary of education(2) planned parenthood(2) the iraq war(2) booth goodwin(2) popular posts(2) news on the cheap(2) cults(2) wv public broadcasting(2) yesterday's news tomorrow(2) american chemical council(2) civility(2) kellyanne conway(2) opioids(2) imperial president(2) plagiarism(2) miner retirement(2) 2017 summer recess(2) mitch mcconnell(2) alt right(2) michael flynn(2) test scores(1) sec(1) ethane storage(1) rewriting history(1) mike pence(1) nra(1) first energy(1) mercatus center(1) blame obama(1) aclu(1) sports betting(1) stephen bannon(1) jeb bush(1) mepco(1) john conyers(1) rounding up the usual suspects(1) al gore(1) wheeling jesuit university(1) west virginia economy(1) social security(1) third-party candidates(1) main studio rule(1) tax rates(1) move(1) metronews poll(1) events(1) alaska(1) rick perry(1) political cartoons(1) conspiracy theories(1) ogden favorite(1) stereotypes(1) wv unemployment(1) trump supporters(1) lng(1) public access(1) deathmatch(1) wheeling new-register editorial(1) paula swearengin(1) due process(1) bill clinton(1) patriot coal(1) jack yost(1) rex tillerson(1) chip(1) gazette-mail bankruptcy(1) dumbest column award(1) 2017 wrap-up(1) flint(1) west virginia history(1) hurricane harvey(1) john prine(1) wv employers(1) 2017 awards(1) city of wheeling(1) little blue(1) erickson(1) exxon(1) internet service provider(1) rant(1) new media(1) blake farenhold(1) kathleen hartnett-white(1) tyler county(1) paris agreement(1) buffalo creek(1) federal budget(1) national debt(1) william ihlenfeld(1) obama's fault(1) keystone pipeline(1) football culture wars(1) death of newspaper(1) immigration(1) barry goldwater(1) stream protection rule(1) 2017 favorites(1) gil white(1) wv board of education(1) wv democratic party(1) air travel(1) chris regan(1) teach for america(1) jim lees(1) a charlie brown christmas(1) flag burning(1) boris epshteyn(1) local sports coverage(1) wind energy(1) fake editorial(1) west virginia health care(1) aarp(1) single payer(1) casey junkins(1) refugee crisis(1) hurricane matthew(1) voter id(1) fcc(1) beth walker(1) republican senatorial primary(1) 2018 budget(1) ogden national debt editorial(1) ethics(1) sexual assault(1) medical marijuana(1) teacher unions(1) climate change denier(1) sierra club(1) trump twitter(1) democratic party(1) huckabee(1) heroin(1) media matters(1) wv education(1) super pac(1) coal company bankruptcy(1) alec(1) wtrf(1) ultra-liberals(1) tax foundation(1) roy moore(1) radical islam(1) superdelegates(1) jared kushner(1) freedom of speech(1) martin luther king(1) pelosi quote(1) clean water bill(1) wvu(1) franking(1) climate change polls(1) trump foundation(1) bishop bransfield(1) cyberbullying(1) solar energy(1) environmental films(1) gary cohn(1) epa pr(1) net neutrality(1) charleston(1) automation(1) investment in coal(1) wheeling police(1) pat buchanan(1) heather bresch(1) coal subsidies(1) black lung(1) rush limbaugh(1) obama white house(1) poverty porn(1) poverty(1) biased research(1) liberal blame(1) anti-semitism(1) ethics committee(1) china(1) alternate facts(1) home