The largest headline in this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer proclaims
Trump Calls for a ‘New American Moment’
The first paragraph from the Associated Press story explains the context:
Addressing a deeply divided nation, President Donald Trump called for a “new American moment” of unity Tuesday . . .
Wheeling Intelligencer readers: you may think that you read an unbiased Associated Press assessment of Trump’s first year in office earlier today.
You didn’t. You read a highly-edited AP report that kept the positives while dropping most of the negatives.
Last night, the Associated Press assessed the Trump presidency on a wide range of topics as the president gets ready to deliver his first State of the Union address tonight. Unfortunately for local readers, the Intelligencer edited out much that was neutral or negative while keeping most of what was positive. (36% of the original article was . . .
Forget Benghazi and Russian uranium deals, it's the "deep state"
Earlier this week, a number of congressional Republicans hyped a story that some FBI agents were part of a "secret society" that was conspiring against President Trump. According to two Republican representatives, new evidence had surfaced in a text message between two FBI agents that proved the existence of such a group. . . .
And our local “newspapers” have said nothing about it
Earlier today I googled “Trump response to the opioid epidemic” under “news.” (Go ahead and see what comes up.) At 5 PM a Vox article topped the list. The headline:
Trump’s pathetic response to the opioid epidemic
And the sub-headline:
The consensus from experts and advocates: “a lot of talk, little . . .
An excerpt from yesterday's Times' interview
Yesterday, President Trump gave an impromptu interview to reporter Michael S. Schmidt of the New York Times at Trump's West Palm Beach golf club. In the rambling interview, Trump briefly discussed Senator Manchin and West Virginia:
SCHMIDT: Tell me about what you were saying that the Democrats. . . . [Inaudible.] . . . Tell . . .
One more hypocrisy for our local "newspapers"
The Wheeling papers have certainly adapted well to the first year of the Trump presidency especially on subjects for which they routinely criticized the Obama administration. For the year, the "newspapers" have yet to criticize Trump for his use of executive orders -- something that was a regular feature of editorials and . . .
Trump, the Republican Party, and of course, Wheeling “newspapers” response to questions about the president’s Russian connections? Attack Hillary.
Trump, some Republicans, and rightwing media are back to one of their old tricks to deflect the increasing scrutiny of the president’s Russian connections – bring back a previously discredited story about Hillary Clinton, Russia and uranium. Trump on Tuesday and Wednesday raised the point again followed by the usual suspects. Breitbart, for . . .