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“Lemme at em”

WV Secretary of State just cost WV over three million more dollars in wrongful termination lawsuits

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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 . . .

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November 18, 2018

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 . . .

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November 09, 2018

Yes, it’s another editorial telling us how the Wheeling News-Register is “obliged to no individual, organization, political party or ideology"

Readers need only look at the next editorial for evidence to the contrary

Last month it was the Wheeling Intelligencer, this month it is the News-Register -- the anniversary of their founding becomes an excuse for a self-congratulatory editorial. From yesterday’s lead editorial:

We do not slant our reports to favor anyone. We let the chips fall where they may.

Our responsibility is to our . . .

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September 24, 2018

Four lawsuits against WV’s Secretary of State settled (updated 9/19)

While other media examined the suits, Ogden devoted 665 words to WV Secretary of State Mac Warner’s outrage. (It’s the least they could do for a favorite.)

A short quiz

Here’s how several WV news sources headlined a story about the results of a lawsuit against the secretary of state. See if you can spot the headline that appeared on the front page of today’s Wheeling News-Register:

  • A. Ex-Secretary of State Employees Settle Lawsuits Over Firings
  • B. 4 Warner lawsuits . . .

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September 18, 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

Some follow-ups on Senator Joe, Sinclair Broadcasting and Mac Warner

"I don't give a shit" -- Senator Joe once again gets a bit annoyed with critics

Senator Manchin has been known to occasionally express his displeasure at those who criticize him. The best recent example that comes to mind is probably his conversation with a political activist back in February (see here). This . . .

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August 07, 2017

Reading the Sunday opinion section

Myer on health care

Mike Myer asks us "Is Health Care A Bargain?" In a meandering column (root canals, anyone?) with undocumented statistics and no acknowledgement that the U.S. pays twice as much for health care as most advanced nations with single payer/socialized health care with much worse results, he finally gets to . . .

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May 14, 2017

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