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“Think about where we have come from and where we are”

The Wheeling Intelligencer highlights the latest speech from Representative Bill Johnson

The local Republican congressman from Ohio, Bill Johnson, apparently likes to give speeches and since he’s an Ogden favorite, the speeches are usually featured in our local papers. Having some background in rhetoric, however, I’ve found that Johnson’s speeches (at least as they are reported) are not as well-organized and thought-provoking as . . .

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Posted in: bill johnson

March 09, 2018

Hey, it’s free publicity for our local Republican congressmen week!

There’s no news here but that doesn't matter -- maybe it will help their re-election campaigns

Wednesday: McKinley tells Rotarians “coal needs to remain a major part of America’s energy mix”

That’s the breaking news. The front page article also includes the following:

To the Wheeling Rotary Club on Tuesday, McKinley said his No. 1 concern, overall, is jobs.

“We’re talking about taking care of people. I am . . .

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October 18, 2017

Which is more important? The CBO report or Representative Bill Johnson's speech to Bridgeport High?

Examining the Intelligencer's news priorities

Look to this morning's Intelligencer for an answer

Here are this morning's top-of-the-front-page headlines for major U.S. newspapers as illustrated by Kiosko.net:

New York Times:

24 Million More Among Underinsured Under G.O.P. Plan

USA Today:

ACA repeal may boost uninsured . . .

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March 14, 2017

Documenting the locals' anti-Clinton agenda 16

More hypocrisy from the Wheeling "newspapers"

Yesterday, I documented how local Ohio Congressman Bill Johnson has changed his mind on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and yet the locals' front-page article about his views on trade said nothing about it. Today, both local "newspapers" featured a similar front-page story, "West Virginia Lawmakers Oppose Trade Deal," . . .

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October 25, 2016

More "fair and balanced" coverage from the Intelligencer

Covering the Ohio congressional election

Fair?

The Monday morning top-of-the-page headline tells us:

Johnson, Lorentz Oppose Trade Agreements

Despite the article's title, it's not until about halfway into the article that we eventually learn the trade views of local Ohio Republican representative, Bill Johnson, and his Democratic . . .

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October 24, 2016

Reading the morning Intelligencer

10/6/2016

Big front-page news!

"Blankenship Plans Booklet Release"

This is the top story on this morning's front page. (A potentially catastrophic hurricane is bearing down on Florida but it could only make it to page 5.) Okay, the story does have interest for some West Virginian's. Still, someone needs to . . .

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October 06, 2016

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