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The locals give us yesterday's news -- tomorrow

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 . . .

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May 17, 2017

Intelligencer coverage of the Trump presidency

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 . . .

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May 16, 2017

Under the radar: a Trump favorite and America's largest TV empire gets even bigger

Sinclair (owner of local TV station WTOV) buys Tribune Media and its 42 stations including the WGN America network

The purchase

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 . . .

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May 12, 2017

What's going on? (with update)

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

Manchin Calls for Independent Prosecutor

And on page 7:

. . .

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May 11, 2017

Covering/not covering the Trump presidency (with 4/26 update)

Reading the morning Intelligencer

A short reader quiz for regular readers of Wheeling "newspapers"

The government needs a spending bill by the end of the week to prevent a shutdown. The Republicans control both the Senate and the House of Representatives. According to an editorial in this morning's Intelligencer, who should we blame if the government . . .

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April 25, 2017

A sign of the times

What image comes to mind when you hear the words "public lands"?

As the Huffington Post noted yesterday, it's probably something like this?

Silvrback blog image

That was the photo used on the front page of the United States Bureau of Land Management until Wednesday. Here's what you'll find today:

Silvrback blog image

Yes, that's a large seam of Wyoming coal. To explain the change, the . . .

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April 07, 2017

Rep. McKinley: "The nightmare of the War on Coal is now officially over."

It is? Who won?

Yesterday's West Virginia Record headlined McKinley's words praising President Trump's signing of an executive order rolling back the regulating of carbon emissions. The article also highlights yet another stream of promises from the president:

We're going to have clean coal, really clean coal. With today's . . .

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April 04, 2017

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