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 . . .
The Boston Globe wants newspapers on Thursday to editorially respond to President Trump’s attacks upon the news media
What will our local Ogden papers do?
From CNN Media:
The Boston Globe has been contacting newspaper editorial boards and proposing a "coordinated response" to President Trump's escalating "enemy of the people" rhetoric.
"We propose to publish an editorial on August 16 on the dangers of the administration's assault on the press . . .
The New York Times, Newsweek, and WTOV covered this; local Ogden papers did not
Yesterday, Belmont County Republican Party Chairman Chris Gagin tweeted the following after President Trump's news conference with Putin:
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I remain a proud conservative and Republican, but I resigned today as Belmont Co Ohio GOP Chairman. I did so as a matter of conscience, and my sense of duty.— Chris Gagin (@cgagin) July 16, 2018
And don't forget to subtract penalty points for not giving proper credit to Representative Louis Gohmert
This afternoon’s Ogden “newspaper” defended President Trump by resorting to the style and level of argument used by Representative Louis Gohmert (R, Texas). The Republican congressman from Texas is infamous for his racism, sexism, nativism, and fill-in-the-blankism. (Typical is when he wanted to make César Chavez's birthday "National . . .
The West Virginia economy: so much winning!
How's the West Virginia economy doing, Mr. President?
President Trump on July 6:
Do you know that West Virginia is second in the nation in the percentage increase of GDP? Think of what that means. And Jim just said, “Before we met Trump, that number was not good.” Pretty close to last, right?
. . . . But now, . . .
There's no mention of President Trump's rhetoric in the editorial, however
An editorial in this morning's Wheeling Intelligencer wants us to reject the use of harassment in politics. Not this kind:
But the Democratic Representative Maxine Waters' kind:
"If you see anybody from (Trump’s) Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out . . .
6/25 answer: NO
Trump wants to end due process for undocumented immigrants
From the Washington Post:
President Trump on Sunday explicitly advocated for depriving undocumented immigrants of their due-process rights, arguing that people who cross the border into the United States illegally were invaders and must immediately be deported . . .
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