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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

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 . . .

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August 12, 2018

Belmont County Republican Party Chairman resigns over Trump’s statements

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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July 17, 2018

Today’s News-Register editorial may have reached a new low in callousness, taste and hypocrisy

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 . . .

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July 13, 2018

Trump is president and the Republicans control state government

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, . . .

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July 11, 2018

Today's Wheeling Intelligencer editorial tells us to "reject harassment as political tactic"

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:

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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 . . .

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June 29, 2018

Will either of these two stories make tomorrow’s Wheeling Intelligencer?

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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June 24, 2018

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