Forget fairness, ethical journalism, and what the president has previously said -- Wheeling “newspapers” go all-in for Trump on immigration
The morning Wheeling Intelligencer carried the first half of this AP story:
Trump Vows He Will ‘Never Ever Back Down’ on Wall
As they often do with Trump articles from the Associated Press, the Intelligencer dropped half of the article. Here is the first paragraph that was dropped by the Intelligencer:
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Today's Wheeling "newspapers" feature two front page pictures of Shelley Moore Capito and an editorial praising Mac Warner (with 11/10 update)
Hey, it's never too early to start promoting Republicans for the 2020 election
Get out the camera, Capito makes an appearance at Oglebay Park and recalls the bunny slope
WV Senator Shelley Moore Capito, who local readers have not read much about since August*,
made a surprise visit to the first night of Oglebay Park's Festival of the Lights. Today, both papers featured the opening ceremonies but . . .
Apparently, that's not enough -- yesterday, a News-Register editorial trashed her ideas and impugned her motives
I think that it is fair to state that the Democratic candidate in the 1st Congressional District, Kendra Fershee, has largely been ignored by Wheeling's "newspapers." Last May, after she won the Democratic primary, she was questioned about some of her positions. This summer, she was mentioned when the Democratic headquarters . . .
Least of all a woman!
If you read Saturday’s Mike Myer column, “Conspiracy Claim Ridiculous,” our local editor argues that any argument that there was a political component to impeachment of West Virginia Supreme Court justices is “ridiculous.”
His target is former WV Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis who, earlier this week, filed a federal lawsuit . . .
Yes, it’s another editorial telling us how the Wheeling News-Register is “obliged to no individual, organization, political party or ideology"
Readers need only look at the next editorial for evidence to the contrary
Last month it was the Wheeling Intelligencer, this month it is the News-Register -- the anniversary of their founding becomes an excuse for a self-congratulatory editorial. From yesterday’s lead editorial:
We do not slant our reports to favor anyone. We let the chips fall where they may.
Our responsibility is to our . . .
Away for most of the week, yesterday’s Sunday Wheeling News-Register reminded me of what was missing from my daily media diet
See if you can spot which of following is the largest headline on the front page of the Sunday News-Register. (The rest of the headlines come from the local news section of The Onion, the online satirical newspaper.)
Man Wishes There Was Some Sort Of Sign He Could Put On His House To Let Visitors Know He Has . . .
Of course not, as the Wheeling News-Register editorial tells us, they were just trying to be ADA compliant
Yesterday’s Wheeling News-Register editorial, “Reconsider Harsh ADA Enforcement,” mentions nothing about voter suppression choosing to blame the Americans with Disabilities Act for closing seven of nine voting sites because a consultant warned that these polling places were not ADA compliant.
What the editorial does not tell us: the . . .