(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 . . .
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
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The state of West Virginia has settled wrongful-termination lawsuits with six more former employees . . .
WV Secretary of State just cost WV over three million more dollars in wrongful termination lawsuits
Two months ago, West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner lost the first lawsuit to former employees who were wrongfully fired when he took office in January 2017. Here is how the Charleston Gazette-Mail described it last month:
The lawsuits stem from Warner’s firing of 16 rank-and-file employees in the secretary of . . .
"GOP Jesus" and "Trumpy Bear"
From Friend Dog Studios:
Yes, this is an actual product -- it's been around for a year although it just recently started playing on Fox:
I can't believe this commercial that just ran on Fox News is for real pic.twitter.com/gGInt8BKhp— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) . . .
They have remained totally silent, however, when President Trump has disrespected them as he did this weekend
A look at the president’s Veteran’s Day weekend:
On Saturday, Trump skipped a World War I commemoration ceremony because it was raining. As was widely-reported:
Trump has faced widespread criticism over his decision not to attend the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial over the weekend as world . . .
Today's Wheeling "newspapers" feature two front page pictures of Shelley Moore Capito and an editorial praising Mac Warner (with 11/10 update)
Hey, it's never too early to start promoting Republicans for the 2020 election
Get out the camera, Capito makes an appearance at Oglebay Park and recalls the bunny slope
WV Senator Shelley Moore Capito, who local readers have not read much about since August*,
made a surprise visit to the first night of Oglebay Park's Festival of the Lights. Today, both papers featured the opening ceremonies but . . .
Pollsters, pundits and a personal view
It certainly wasn't a landslide (4%) but Joe Manchin won reelection.
What did the exit polls find?
The Manchin-Morrisey election was decided by voters 39 and under, said professional pollster Rex Repass. Manchin won 60 percent of these voters, according to exit polling by Edison Research.
In all other age . . .