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Revisiting Trump's racism and the local papers' silence on it

At the end of April, local editor Mike Myer devoted his Sunday column to racism arguing that we needed to find "a solution to bigotry." I reacted by doing a blog post that began:

Sunday morning's Mike Myer column, “Let’s Find A Solution To Bigotry,” made a number of points about racism. After giving a personal . . .

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August 15, 2018

What is news?

A look at how the Wheeling Intelligencer and national newspapers handled the report on priest molestation in Pennsylvania (with afternoon update)

The top story on last evening’s network newscasts was the report from a Pennsylvania grand jury that Roman Catholic priests had molested over 1,000 children.

How did major U.S. newspapers handle the story?

Here are the headlines from this morning’s Kiosko.net:

The New York Times put it at the top of their front . . .

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August 15, 2018

The Boston Globe wants newspapers on Thursday to editorially respond to President Trump’s attacks upon the news media

What will our local Ogden papers do?

From CNN Media:

The Boston Globe has been contacting newspaper editorial boards and proposing a "coordinated response" to President Trump's escalating "enemy of the people" rhetoric.

"We propose to publish an editorial on August 16 on the dangers of the administration's assault on the press . . .

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August 12, 2018

Covering/not covering Mac Warner’s West Virginia election security

It’s not about security; it’s about publicity for the secretary of state

A look at Secretary of State Warner’s self-congratulatory op-ed piece

Mac Warner, West Virginia’s Secretary of State, has an op-ed in this morning’s Wheeling News-Register about what he and the state are doing to secure elections. His use of hyperbole and self-congratulations is a bit much, however. He sets the tone early in the . . .

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August 12, 2018

Patrick Morrisey

A candidate with no ideas

Patrick Morrisey, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, apparently has nothing to say. For example, Morrisey's last eight Twitter comments are all about President Trump. Earlier today, he retweeted Trump's latest attack on the NFL:

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August 10, 2018

WV politics just got more interesting

Don Blankenship takes his argument for inclusion on the November ballot to the West Virginia Supreme Court

From the Charleston Gazette-Mail:

Don Blankenship is taking his battle to run for U.S. Senate to the West Virginia Supreme Court.

According to a petition for writ of mandamus filed with the state’s high court Thursday, Blankenship and the Constitution Party are challenging West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner’s . . .

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August 09, 2018

It’s old news but now there are pictures (lots of them)!

with 5:15 PM impeachment update

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The judicial excess that was practiced by some members of the West Virginia Supreme Court is news and it has been treated as such for the last couple of months. Does it justify half of this morning’s front page? Okay, there are now pictures. Was it that slow of a news day? I looked around to see what stories other news sources were . . .

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August 07, 2018

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