"Forget it, Jake. It's a Wheeling newspaper."
Covering the news
Editing out justification for the agreement
Last Thursday, President Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris climate agreement. On Friday morning, the Wheeling Intelligencer's coverage edited the Associated Press' report and removed the AP's explanation for why we had joined the Paris accord. The . . .
President Trump: "My administration is putting an end to the war on coal. We’re going to have clean coal, really clean coal."
Of course, that was in March
Periodically during Obama's presidency, our local "newspapers" would offer an editorial that told us about the potential advantages of clean coal and how the Obama administration was doing everything it could to prevent its research and development. For example, from a September editorial:
But during Obama’s presidency, he and . . .
News-Register tells us that Trump's message to the Saudi's was clear: "Americans do not agree with discrimination against women."
And in the process abandon journalistic ideals like objectivity and balance
An important story about President Trump, former FBI Director James Comey, and the investigation into National Security broke yesterday afternoon. Here's the headline at 6:22 PM last evening for the first AP story that I could find on the subject:
AP source: Comey wrote in memo that President Donald Trump asked him to end FBI . . .
Still keeping its readers uninformed or ill-informed
As could be expected given its importance, major U.S. newspapers made Trump's divulging of top secret and highly-classified information their top story. As Kiosko.net currently demonstrates, the Trump story is at the top of the front page and it is the headline with the largest font on each of the five newspapers featured at the top of . . .
Sinclair (owner of local TV station WTOV) buys Tribune Media and its 42 stations including the WGN America network
Sinclair Broadcasting, which owns TV channels in Steubenville, recently purchased Tribune Media. From the New York Times earlier this week:
Already the largest owner of local television stations in the United States, Sinclair said Monday that it had agreed to buy Tribune Media for $3.9 billion, beating out other suitors . . .
Why is the Intelligencer suddenly acting like a real newspaper (at least with Trump)?
Given their coverage the last two days, I was surprised that there were two stories critical of President Trump on the front page of today's Wheeling Intelligencer:
Comey Pushed Harder For Russia Probe (AP story)
And on page 7:
Republicans Question Comey's Firing (AP story)
And . . .