Okay, a question for all those local readers with a good memory or for those who know what to expect from our local "newspapers."
Here are the five headlines from the front page of today's (Sunday's) Wheeling News-Register. One story had the largest headline, the highest word count, and the biggest picture. Which . . .
A right-to-work bill by any other name would smell as badly
You can tell the legislature is back in session -- the right-to-work editorials/columns are back. Yesterday's News-Register editorial, "Giving Workers Right to Choose," is surprise, surprise in favor of this year's version of right-to-work legislation. This . . .
After a week of filling their "newspapers" with few local stories but lots of AP stories, our locals returned to form on Sunday once again emphasizing local stories even if the stories were not exactly front page news or, in one case, not even a new story.
The Sunday front page, in particular, seemed to be filled with . . .
the repeat, repeat, repeat strategy of persuasion
Last Thusday evening, Wheeling Jesuit University's Appalachian Institute presented a program entitled “Speaking Truth to Power.” One of the two speakers, James Von Nostrand, who is director of the Center for Energy and Sustainable Development at WVU, discussed the various ways in which WV could deal with the Clean Power Plan. After . . .
Does anybody at that "newspaper" actually follow the news?
Earlier this week Andrew Napolitano wrote a syndicated column about questions that he thinks should be asked of Hilary Clinton when she appeared before the House Benghazi Committee. A quick Google search suggests that the Napolitano article appeared in a number of papers on Wednesday and Thursday. As anyone who spent any time yesterday or . . .
Has the Wheeling News-Register reached a new low?
From yesterday's editorial in the Wheeling News-Register:
It may be that some of the drug addicts President Barack Obama hears about when he visits West Virginia on Wednesday began using cocaine, heroin, pain pills or other controlled substances because of action by his administration.
We do not engage lightly in such . . .
The News-Register distorts a Nobel winner's economic ideas
The Nobel prize in economics was given to Angus Deaton of Princeton University and on Monday the Associated Press wrote about him and why he won the award. Without printing the original AP story or, for that matter, any story on the prize, the Wheeling News-Register on Wednesday afternoon editorialized about what Deaton had concluded. (As the . . .