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Some thoughts on today's Wheeling News-Register editorial about Senator Manchin and Trump’s proposal to end the government shutdown (with 1/22 update)

A suggestion to the writer: forget what Manchin thinks – you need to reach Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh

Senator Manchin on Trump’s proposal

On Saturday, President Trump suggested a plan that would end the government shutdown and get him $5.7 billion for his wall (or whatever he is now calling it). Democrats opposed it. Today’s News-Register editorial, "Manchin Is Right About Compromise," claims that West Virginia’s Democratic . . .

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January 21, 2019

Same as it ever was

West Virginia politics, that is

Justice appoints Justice lobbyist for vacant state senate seat

West Virginia State Senator Richard Ojeda resigned earlier this week to run for President. Yesterday, Governor Justice appointed his replacement. According to the Logan Banner's Dylan Vidovich via the Charleston Gazette-Mail:

Gov. Jim Justice, shortly . . .

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January 18, 2019

“Never Ever Back Down” *

Forget fairness, ethical journalism, and what the president has previously said -- Wheeling “newspapers” go all-in for Trump on immigration

The morning Wheeling Intelligencer carried the first half of this AP story:

Trump Vows He Will ‘Never Ever Back Down’ on Wall

As they often do with Trump articles from the Associated Press, the Intelligencer dropped half of the article. Here is the first paragraph that was dropped by the Intelligencer:

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January 15, 2019

Ogden "fair and balanced" headline #473

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Here is the headline that today's Wheeling News-Register put on this same AP article:

Trump Fields Insulting Questions Alleging Close Ties With Russia

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January 14, 2019

Nostradamus TV?

A prophetic 50s TV episode about a con man named Trump

I just saw this at Talking Points Memo:

1958 TV Show Had Conman ‘Trump’ Selling Mystical ‘Wall’ To Hysterical Townspeople

Fact-checker Snopes has apparently verified that it is from an actual 50's TV series called "Trackdown."

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January 10, 2019

Hey, Intelligencer -- you left out the third paragraph of this morning's AP report on the Trump/Democrat meeting to end the government shutdown

The front page of this morning's Wheeling Intelligencer carried part of an Associated Press report on yesterday's meeting between President Trump and Democratic leaders to end the government shutdown. Unfortunately for local readers, the Intelligencer skipped the AP's third paragraph. (The missing paragraph is in bold.)

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January 10, 2019

Where’s Senator Capito on the border wall and government shutdown?

A short time ago, the New York Times posted an article about the government shutdown:

Pressure Builds on Senate to End Shutdown as Trump Prepares a Visit

Here’s the lede:

President Trump, hours after making a direct televised appeal to the nation, is facing growing uneasiness within his party that . . .

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January 09, 2019

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