This morning's front page of the Wheeling News-Register tells us that our two Wheeling "newspapers" won 17 awards in the 2016 West Virginia Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. Some of the awards that they won would be more important to those in the newspaper business than to the reading public -- advertising awards for . . .
Obama-bashing and preaching to the choir
Mike Myer uses Donald Trump's acceptance speech as the starting point for another one of his bash-Obama-for-everything-wrong-in-America columns. He ignores what the fact-checkers (see previous post) said about Trump's speech and adds a few of his own pet grievances. He also doesn't fail to note that Hillary Clinton, if elected, . . .
Turn Republican Bill Cole into an "outsider"
Apparently, Mike Myer accepted the mission. Here this morning's column:
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Now, anyone who knows Cole understands he’s an outsider, too. He is not a career politician. He didn’t take office until May 2010 when, ironically enough, then-Gov. Joe Manchin appointed him to fill a vacancy in the House of Delegates.
Mike Myer mails it in on a column that is essentially a collection of old Hillary Clinton quotes. Not much analysis and nothing that is new; it's mostly a "greatest hits" collection including the overplayed "we're going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business."
The column also has a . . .
Today's Mike Myer' column in the Intelligencer laments that while a budget was finally passed by the legislature, it contained only a few budget cuts. Who did Myer blame for this lack of action on budget cuts? Republicans, who have a majority in both the Senate and the House of Delegates? Of course not, the word . . .
Saturday morning's Intelligencer previews their election coverage
Balance removed from an AP gun rights story
Donald Trump spoke to the National Rifle Association convention yesterday and this morning's Intelligencer used only the first 40% of the Associated Press story -- essentially a summary of Trump's anti-Clinton remarks to the group. What was dropped from the Intelligencer coverage . . .
Mike Myer worries that "we may have 12 years of regret"
This is from an Intelligencer editorial last June about the new non-partisan election of judges:
Funny thing about that old business of the shoe being on the other foot. Sometimes the fit is very good.
Among long-overdue changes West Virginia legislators approved this year was one involving elections for magistrates, circuit . . .