Less news than last Sunday’s Wheeling News-Register (is that possible?) and another lack of disclosure
Were there any reporters working yesterday?
With no coverage of a local protest march against the president’s immigration policy, today’s “news” section tests the bottom on news coverage established just last Sunday. This Sunday’s edition of the Wheeling News-Register has only six pages of news vs. last week’s which had eight. With . . .
Ogden's "newspapers on the cheap" business plan appears to have left us with a new low in actual news
If you think news should be current and important, don’t bother with the front section of today’s Wheeling News-Register (called with unintended irony, the “news” section). For the most part, the eight-page section includes dated PR releases, rewritten old articles, lots of near life-size pictures, and huge ads – but very little news.. . .
Yes, and the Wheeling News-Register managed to find room for 1/3 of the AP report on page 4!
Rather than cover the G-7 meeting of world leaders, the Wheeling News-Register had more important stories to cover on its front page. By the size of its headline, the biggest story of the day was the Strawberry Festival in Martins Ferry:
A Berry Blast From The Past in Martins Ferry
Next to it was:. . .
It’s certainly not young people calling for change
If the Wheeling News-Register is part of your Sunday reading:
Answer: C, D and E.
Before beginning, a quick glance at today’s papers from around the country might be helpful. This morning, Kiosko.net highlighted the front page of the following five newspapers:
As you can see, this cross-section . . .
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 so the Wheeling News-Register rewrote it
Here are the first two paragraphs of the Associated Press' story on the Republican tax package with the wording that was changed or dropped by the News-Register in bold:
Closing in on
the firstmajor legislative achievement of his term, President Donald Trump on Saturday defended the Republican tax cut as a good deal for the . . .
If timeliness and relevance are important to you, ignore the Sunday News-Register
While reading the various opinion writers in today’s “Opinion” section of the Wheeling News-Register, the timeliness of the columnists kept jumping out at me. Delegate Tim Armstead, for instance, discussed Trump’s tax plan as though it was seriously being considered. It’s not – both the Senate and the House have had their own plans for at . . .