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The Intelligencer’s coverage of Trump’s State of the Union address

It's predictable: nothing on the Democratic response or any fact checking

Trump’s speech covered; Democratic response ignored

The Wheeling Intelligencer used one of the early Associated Press articles. Dropped from the original AP story was mention of the Democratic response:

Another Democratic star, Stacey Abrams, will deliver the party’s response to Trump. Abrams narrowly lost her bid in . . .

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February 06, 2019

Some thoughts on today's Wheeling News-Register editorial about Senator Manchin and Trump’s proposal to end the government shutdown (with 1/22 update)

A suggestion to the writer: forget what Manchin thinks – you need to reach Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh

Senator Manchin on Trump’s proposal

On Saturday, President Trump suggested a plan that would end the government shutdown and get him $5.7 billion for his wall (or whatever he is now calling it). Democrats opposed it. Today’s News-Register editorial, "Manchin Is Right About Compromise," claims that West Virginia’s Democratic . . .

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January 21, 2019

Ogden "fair and balanced" headline #473

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Here is the headline that today's Wheeling News-Register put on this same AP article:

Trump Fields Insulting Questions Alleging Close Ties With Russia

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January 14, 2019

Supporting Trump by keeping its readers uninformed

The Wheeling Intelligencer ignores another important national news story

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As the above screenshots illustrate, yesterday’s Michael Flynn sentencing hearing was the major story on the front page of this morning’s major newspapers. (Last night, it was also a top story on network and cable newscasts.) Today’s Wheeling Intelligencer did not cover the Michael Flynn story. However, it did cover the following . . .

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December 19, 2018

Coal, Trump and West Virginia University

Recent stories about climate change our local “newspapers” have somehow missed

An important international conference on climate change

From today’s Washington Post:

President Trump’s top White House adviser on energy and climate stood before the crowd of some 200 people on Monday and tried to burnish the image of coal, the fossil fuel that powered the industrial revolution — and is now a major . . .

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December 11, 2018

Breaking: Bethesda, Ohio police chief resigns

Bethesda (pop. 1,246) again knocks Trump/Cohen off the front page

Yesterday, the Village of Bethesda's police chief, Eric Smith, resigned. (Smith was being investigated for allegedly misusing state computer data.) The story was the 2nd most important on this morning's Wheeling Intelligencer front page. The most important story was the Wheeling-Charleston Diocese's releasing the names of accused . . .

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November 30, 2018

What AP story about West Virginia was carried in Nashville (TN), Beaufort County (SC), Olympia (WA), and Columbus (IN) newspapers but not in local Ogden papers?

Hint: It's about a West Virginia elected official

As of 4 PM today there were 370 news sources that carried the following Associated Press news article:

State settles lawsuits alleging illegal firing over politics

The article:

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The state of West Virginia has settled wrongful-termination lawsuits with six more former employees . . .

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November 20, 2018

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