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Today's AP article on the Republican tax plan must have been insufficiently pro-Trump

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 first major legislative achievement of his term, President Donald Trump on Saturday defended the Republican tax cut as a good deal for the . . .

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December 17, 2017

Reading outdated opinion

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 . . .

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November 19, 2017

Maybe we should wait to open the champagne: more on the China/West Virginia “deal”

Sunday News-Register still celebrating

Two front page articles in this morning’s paper continue the reveling following Thursday’s announced $84 billion deal (to be more precise, it was a “statement of intent”) with China. The larger article, with an accompanying picture of a gas worker, takes up almost half of the front page:

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November 12, 2017

According to the Sunday News-Register -- nothing happened in the world yesterday or Friday

Our Sunday "newspaper" continues its mission of providing no or low information for the uninformed

If you go to Kiosko.net and look at the front page of today's major U.S. newspapers, you'd probably conclude that no one story dominates the news. However, most of the five newspapers featured at the top of the site dedicated major space to the following stories:

  • President Trump's attendance at the G-20 Summit
  • . . .

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July 09, 2017

News-Register ignores the story with the most interest for West Virginians

Hey, but how about that dog park?

Late last night the Republicans and Democrats got together and came up with a trillion dollar spending bill that will finance the federal government through September. My concern when I first heard about it this morning was, probably not unlike many West Virginians, the fate of the retired UMWA miners. The lateness of the agreement meant that . . .

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May 01, 2017

Taking the "news" out of "newspaper"

A look at today's Wheeling News-Register

National news coverage

There are no Associated Press or national news stories anywhere in today's edition of the Wheeling News-Register. While World War III apparently did not begin yesterday and President Trump refrained from personally attacking anyone on Twitter (Easter break?), there were important national and international . . .

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April 16, 2017

Napolitano still in the News-Register

I'm working on a longer post but I couldn't help noting that today's Wheeling News-Register continues to run Andrew Napolitano's syndicated column. Earlier this week, even Fox News dropped him. From the LA Times:

Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano is being kept off the air indefinitely amid . . .

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March 24, 2017

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