Trump-supporting Ogden "newspapers" once again demonstrate that what is not covered is just as important as what is covered
Today, two stories were on the front page of every national newspapers (for examples, see Kiosko.net or newseum): Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort’s sentencing and the new charges against him and the FAA’s decision to ground the Boeing 737.
Today, Paul Manafort received no coverage in either Wheeling paper and you can find . . .
I think I found the reason why the 2017 memorandum of understanding (sorry, I meant "trade agreement") between West Virginia and China may never happen
Here's our president on Friday
What did West Virginia's congressional delegation and the Wheeling Intelligencer have to say about Trump's order?
What do West Virginia’s representatives think?
The Charleston Gazette-Mail took what I consider the logical next step following President Trump’s executive order to build his wall – they checked with West Virginia’s congressional representation to complement their national coverage. Here is what reporter Jake Zuckerman found.. . .
Note to Representative McKinley: President Trump is upset that he hasn't received the Nobel Peace Prize
Maybe you should nominate him again
Last May, WV Rep. David McKinley was among 18 Republican congressmen who nominated Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize. (I wrote about it here.) As you are probably aware, the president did not get the prize. Apparently, Trump is still upset that he didn't win but Obama did. At this morning's press conference, he claims that . . .
In his SOTU address, the president talked extensively about energy but never uttered the word “coal*”
The president’s omission was not missed by the media:
The Energy 202: Trump didn't mention coal once during his State of the Union
Trump ditches coal when hyping 'revolution in American energy' in SOTU speech
A 60% approval rating (2nd highest in the nation)
West Virginia still has the 2nd highest approval rating for Trump among the states according to the Morning Consult’s monthly poll released yesterday. 60% of West Virginians approve while 33% disapprove. Wyoming was first at 63% and Alabama was third at 58%. Trump’s lowest approval rating was in Washington D.C. with 16% followed by Vermont at . . .
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 . . .