At the end of April, local editor Mike Myer devoted his Sunday column to racism arguing that we needed to find "a solution to bigotry." I reacted by doing a blog post that began:
Sunday morning's Mike Myer column, “Let’s Find A Solution To Bigotry,” made a number of points about racism. After giving a personal . . .
One more example of the locals' fascination with all things Gee
I can't make this up. The front page headline reads:
WVU President E. Gordon Gee Visits Wheeling
And the article begins:
Prospective West Virginia University students and their parents got the chance to ask university President Gordon Gee “anything.”
Gee was in Wheeling at Oglebay’s . . .
Northern panhandle Ogden newspapers have their work cut out for themselves
Spoiler alert: here are just some of the recent efforts by Wheeling "newspapers" to promote local state senator Ryan Ferns.
A front page article on January 8 tells us that
Legislators Look at Elections for W.Va. School Board
In the article, Ferns makes an interesting . . .
Accuracy? Fairness? Or pushing an agenda?
From yesterday’s Mike Myer column:
Some in the media, and that includes newspapers, magazines, television, radio and various internet entities, seem to care less for accuracy and fairness than for pushing their own agendas.
But our local editor doesn’t include our local papers in that group:
But the . . .
Yesterday’s “exhaustive” study by thirteen federal agencies that concluded that humans are the dominant cause of global warming? Or WVU President Gee’s rehashing last Monday of a two-month old study?
Today, on the front page of many U.S. newspapers is a headline similar to this one:
US Report Contradicts Trump Team: Warming Mostly Man-Made
That’s the New York Times headline for an AP article on climate change that begins:
A massive U.S. report concludes the evidence of global warming is stronger . . .
Intelligencer buries West Virginia campaign fraud story with local/state implications on the obituary page
Not much to see here
If you look for it, you can find a skeleton of a story on page 2 of yesterday’s Wheeling Intelligencer in the last column right below “Funerals Today."1 It’s a three paragraph AP report and the headline reads:
Businessman Accused of Campaign Fraud
The AP story:
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Next up for Trump -- fox to be put in charge of henhouse
From the Huffington Post:
The White House announced Saturday that Trump would be nominating David Zatezalo to run the Mine Safety and Health Administration. Zatezalo was previously the CEO of Rhino Resources, a Kentucky-based coal company.
Zatezalo grew up in . . .