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 . . .
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 . . .
Posted in: gun control
The Onion satire returns
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 . . .
Posted in: sinclair broadcasting
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .