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Wheeling’s “newspapers” apparently care about veterans

They have remained totally silent, however, when President Trump has disrespected them as he did this weekend

A look at the president’s Veteran’s Day weekend:

Saturday

On Saturday, Trump skipped a World War I commemoration ceremony because it was raining. As was widely-reported:

Trump has faced widespread criticism over his decision not to attend the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial over the weekend as world . . .

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November 13, 2018

Partisan and pathetic

Wheeling “newspapers” totally ignore Trump’s verbal assault on Christine Blasey Ford

On Tuesday night at a campaign rally in Mississippi, President Trump ridiculed Christine Blasey Ford who accused Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. The major media covered the story extensively. One of the earliest reports from the Associated Press headlined it this way:

In . . .

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October 04, 2018

Am I losing a country?

Trump comes to Wheeling

Saturday's speech in Wheeling -- pure Trump

Trump started his Saturday night speech with some coherence: he discussed the "booming" national and West Virginia economies:

Our economy is booming like never before. Remember, I told you. And by the way, your state is booming like never before. Poverty is . . .

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October 03, 2018

The Associated Press map our local Ogden papers did not want us to see

Not when we have editorials cheering the Trump administration's rollback of pollution controls

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The Associated Press has published an article and map detailing the EPA analysis of the health effects of President Trump's rollback of Obama's EPA standards. Here's their conclusion:

An EPA analysis says those pollutants would increase under Trump’s plan, when compared to what would happen under the Obama . . .

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September 04, 2018

The New York Times fact checks Trump’s Charleston speech

Here is the sub-heading for today’s New York Times’ fact check of yesterday's Trump speech in Charleston:

President Trump claimed that coal was “indestructible,” that West Virginia had one of the strongest state economies and that the U.S. was the “cleanest country in the planet.” None of that was true.

The . . .

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August 22, 2018

I'll take FALSE EQUIVALENCY for $800, Alex

A News-Register editorial tells us that Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament has the same power to incite violence as Donald Trump

Here is the poster that was used by Pearl Jam to advertise their concert in Missoula, Montana earlier this week:

Republicans and one of our local . . .

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August 18, 2018

Revisiting Trump's racism and the local papers' silence on it

At the end of April, local editor Mike Myer devoted his Sunday column to racism arguing that we needed to find "a solution to bigotry." I reacted by doing a blog post that began:

Sunday morning's Mike Myer column, “Let’s Find A Solution To Bigotry,” made a number of points about racism. After giving a personal . . .

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August 15, 2018

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