Congressman given participation award disguised as a real award
Today's front-page of both the Intelligencer and the News-Register carried this story (with accompanying picture):
McKinley Honored for Manufacturing Support
Here are the first two paragraphs:
Thursday, Eagle Manufacturing President Joe Eddy acknowledged U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., with . . .
Note -- When the House Ethics Committee slapped local representative David McKinley on the wrists earlier this week, I decided not to comment -- in the great scheme of things, this was the most minimal of punishments and not all that important. However, when this morning's Intelligencer carried Mike Myer's righteous defense of . . .
It's a good day for local favorites McKinley and Capito (even if she wasn't there)
Covering the conference -- the Intelligencer and the Associated Press saw it differently
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Updated September 9
What is left out of the locals' coverage of the benefit bill for retired miners?
On today's front pages, instead of using the Associated Press' coverage (most recently, here) of the effort to pass legislation for retired miners, the local "newspapers" use an article written by their energy reporter and chief . . .
Reading the Sunday News-Register
The weekly "Bill Cole for Governor" editorial
How do you know it's Sunday? Easy, check to see if there's a Bill Cole for Governor editorial at the top of the editorial page. Today's editorial is labeled "Turning W.Va. Economy Around" and like his drug plan which was the subject of a previous Sunday . . .
Last week West Virginia's Senator Joe Manchin took the lead in this year's "dumbest statement by a Democrat" competition. (Donald Trump has already won the award on the Republican side -- the only suspense surrounds which of many possible statements will win it for him.) Manchin was asked about the . . .
Some things are predictable
Blame it on Obama
The opinion section of the Sunday News-Register is not complete until something is blamed on the Obama Administration. Today's lead editorial meets the requirement by affixing blame for the Boone County school system's fiscal crisis on the president:
Don't blame Boone County school . . .