The Wheeling Alternative

Giving-up any pretense that they are in the news business, the Sunday Wheeling News-Register gives us two pages of shameless self-promotion

80% of the front page and 100% of the available news space on page 3 are devoted to a May 26 event sponsored by Ogden Newspapers

Well, at least they’ve dropped the façade that they are in the news business: while it’s still over two months away, the Ogden Newspaper-sponsored “Tough as Nails Urban Challenge” needs promoting and what better way to do it than devote most of your first two “news” pages to it. A large picture, a large graphic, and a detailed map supplement . . .

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March 17, 2019

Covering the New Zealand terrorist attack

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If you review some of the smaller-sized papers found at Newseum you’ll get similar results. Today, the most important story for most U.S. newspapers was the shootings at the mosques in New Zealand.

What about the Wheeling Intelligencer? Readers can find an AP story about worldwide reaction to the shooting halfway down the “ . . .

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March 16, 2019

West Virginia's Senator Shelley Moore Capito explains her vote to sustain the president's decision to declare a national emergency (updated)

For Capito, not only is consistency obviously overrated, so is a willingness to stand up for what you believe

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Here's a sample of Capito’s statements (from her own press releases) on executive orders and presidential overreach during the Obama administration:

Gun laws in 2016:

Unfortunately, the president has decided to once again circumvent Congress and govern by executive overreach.

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March 15, 2019

Did something important happen to Trump’s former 2016 campaign chair yesterday?

Trump-supporting Ogden "newspapers" once again demonstrate that what is not covered is just as important as what is covered

Today, two stories were on the front page of every national newspapers (for examples, see Kiosko.net or newseum): Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort’s sentencing and the new charges against him and the FAA’s decision to ground the Boeing 737.

Today, Paul Manafort received no coverage in either Wheeling paper and you can find . . .

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March 14, 2019

Local Ogden newspapers make the case for why math teachers should be paid more

The results from the Wheeling Intelligencer's online poll as it appeared in the February 20 Wheeling Intelligencer:

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March 13, 2019

Today's Wheeling Intelligencer editorial makes up stuff to prove that radicals have taken control of the Democratic Party

They claim this even though Ohio Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown refuted the Intelligencer's and others' “concern troll” points yesterday

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The editorial

This morning’s editorial, “Ultra-Leftists Gain Control of Party,” starts by expressing sympathy for Ohio Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown. Brown had been considering running for president but decided last Thursday against it. According to the editorial, Brown chose not to run because extremists have taken over . . .

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March 11, 2019

Another day, another Ryan Weld article

This time, it’s an op-ed by Ogden’s favorite state senator

We are barely two months into the new year, but Wheeling “newspapers” have featured Senator Ryan Weld (R – Brooke) in 18 articles, editorials, and op-eds and his picture is featured prominently in a third of them. Four of these are editorials which singled him out for special praise.

In today’s op-ed, Weld bemoans the failure to get . . .

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March 10, 2019

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