The Wheeling Alternative

Whoever pays you, owns you: a look at who finances our congressional representatives

First up: Senator Shelley Moore Capito

I’ve been kicking around writing about this broad topic for quite a while. Today’s post, however, was originally going to be about the stock actions recently taken by Senator Capito’s husband, Charles. As required by the 2012 STOCK Act, such transactions must be reported within 45 days to the Securities and Exchange Commission. I was . . .

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April 17, 2021

Newspapers on the cheap: lots of big pictures, large headlines, and increased font size

An April 14, 2021 update of the Ogden’s newspaper business plan and some thoughts on its future

As my headlines suggest, its time to take another look at the Ogden Newspapers business plan. I’ve written about this topic on a number of occasions. (See “newspapers on the cheap” in the archive located on the blog's front page.)

Today‘s version of the “incredible shrinking newspaper” is down to 16 pages and features all of the . . .

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April 14, 2021

Leftovers from a Friday article on Joe Manchin’s views, interviews with state leaders (Democrats need not apply), and a columnist that argues Obama caused George Floyd’s death

Yes, it’s the Monday Wheeling Intelligencer

More Manchin stuff (none of it new)

Intelligencer stenographer Jocelyn King interviewed WV Senator Joe Manchin when he was in Wheeling last Thursday. Her story appeared in Friday’s local papers. (See two posts down.) Today, King tells us that Manchin also discussed the Democrat’s infrastructure bill and said that he would not be a . . .

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April 12, 2021

Was it that slow of a news day? WTOV covers Senator Capito's visit to Wheeling's WestBanco Arena where she met some of the players

News? No, 36 seconds worth of Capito PR

From local station WTOV last night:

Senator Shelley Moore-Capito visits WesBanco Arena, eyes days of full capacity

(Note: You can watch the segment here. Apparently, WTOV/Sinclair no longer makes its news segments available for posting.)

The "news" report claims without explaining:

. . .

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April 10, 2021

Further proof that Joe Manchin’s “compromise” and “work with the other side” are about keeping himself at center stage

WV’s senior senator tells us more fairytales about the 2020 presidential elections and how the American Rescue Plan was passed

Manchin caters to Trump voters

Senator Manchin, yesterday, in an op-ed in The Washington Post explained why he will not vote to weaken the filibuster especially as it applies to Republican opposition to the For the People Act:

Our ultimate goal should be to restore bipartisan faith in our voting process by assuring all . . .

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April 09, 2021

The GOP: Sports and politics don’t mix (except when Republicans benefit)

Do Republicans hate professional sports?

From the national GOP:

(Wow, Communists -- this is serious!)

What about Ogden Newspapers owner, Bob Nutting?

Robert Nutting, local Republican propagandist and owner of the . . .

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April 07, 2021

NY Times headline on March 27: “In Washington, Policy Revolves Around Joe Manchin. He Likes It That Way”

And that was BEFORE the voting rights bill and infrastructure financing

Yes, Senator Manchin, because I would much rather see more corporate stock buybacks than better roads

WV’s senior senator is against reraising the corporate tax rate:

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April 06, 2021

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