The Wheeling Alternative

Keeping up with Senator Capito

Her thoughts on the debate and Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

Hey, WOAY, these are terrible answers. Did you ask any follow-up questions? (Apparently not.)

From Oakhill West Virginia's WOAY Newswatch:

WASHINGTON D.C. (WOAY) – In a phone conference on Wednesday, Republican Senator Shelley Moore Capito called the debate on Tuesday between President Trump and Democratic Nominee . . .

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September 30, 2020

Newspapers and baseball on the cheap

A fall 2020 update of the Nutting business model

Over the last two years, I have done several posts on what I believe is Robert Nutting’s business model for his newspapers and his baseball team (“on the cheap”). (I first described the model here.) The plan entails spending as little as possible while producing a less-than-mediocre (at best) product. Here are some very recent events that may . . .

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September 29, 2020

It’s the no-context party!

Is it part of their hypocrisy or are they just rubbing the Democrats’ faces in it?

In a tweet earlier today, the West Virginia GOP quotes the Senate Democratic Minority Leader, Charles Schumer:

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September 27, 2020

An Ogden executive deals with a fake video

John McCabe, of course, publishes it – for Ogden, political priorities always trump ethical or professional considerations

John McCabe, the Editorial Director for Ogden Newspapers and the Managing Editor of Ogden’s Wheeling newspapers, recently retweeted the following post:

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September 26, 2020

The only surprise is how long it took her to announce this (with updates)

Senator Capito confirms that she is hypocrite

Senator Shelley Moore Capito a short time ago:

Of course, this is the opposite of what she . . .

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September 22, 2020

The predictable answer: “let the people decide” and “it’s a vendetta”

The question: What did Senator Capito and our local Ogden newspapers say in 2016 about replacing a Supreme Court justice in a presidential election year?

Senator Capito

As Senator Shelley Moore Capito awaits her Republican talking points on voting on a new U.S. Supreme Court justice, I thought it might be informative to see what our senator said four years ago.

On March 16, 2016, President Barack Obama introduced Merrick Garland as his nominee for the Supreme Court. . . .

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September 19, 2020

Nothing to see here

Transparency? What's that?

At the top of page 4 of this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer is this headline:

Fort Henry Restoration Awarded $1.2M Federal Loan

The article, a rewrite of a Manchin/Capito joint press release, begins:

U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin D-W.Va., members of the Senate . . .

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September 18, 2020

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