Yesterday’s Wheeling papers told us that “West Virginia Governor’s Companies Get Millions in Coronavirus Loans” (with evening update)
Neither mentioned, however, that our local congressman’s company also received from $350,000 to one million dollars from that same PPP program
Tuesday’s local “newspapers” both featured a front-page Associated Press article about the money that Governor Jim Justice’s companies received from the federal government's coronavirus aid package:
Billionaire West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s family businesses received at least $11.1 million from a federal rescue package . . .
You wouldn’t know this if you depend upon the Wheeling Intelligencer for your news, but on Sunday afternoon, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline was canceled by its developers
Here is the lede on yesterday afternoon’s Associated Press story:
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The developers of the long-delayed, $8 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline announced the cancellation of the multi-state natural gas project Sunday, citing uncertainties about costs, permitting and litigation.
Whether you agree or . . .
Our local papers can certainly relate to "failed leadership"
Iowa’s Republican senator, Joni Ernst, was on CNN earlier today:
DANA BASH: You criticized Obama for 'failed leadership' when 2 people in the US died from Ebola. Nearly 130,000 are dead from coronavirus. So is Trump showing failed leadership?@SenJoniErnst: "No. I think that the president is stepping forward." pic.twitter.com/2KDUPpjL2Y— . . .
Our local editor renews his attacks on “that woman from Michigan”*
I’ve noted a couple of times this year our local papers’ dislike of strong Democratic women. In March, as the coronavirus spread exponentially, our local Ogden papers singled out Michigan’s governor, Gretchen Whitmer, for special criticism. Since then, we’ve had two Mike Myer columns and at least six editorial cartoons with the governor as . . .
“Who are you going to believe? Me, or your lying eyes?” On coronavirus, a Wheeling News-Register columnist tells us “The nation’s doing pretty well.”
Really? Compared to what? The paper agrees and won’t let recent statistics ruin an article that affirms its biases – and so it edits out the author’s numbers
Today, the afternoon Wheeling News-Register published an article by syndicated columnist Betsy McCaughey on its editorial page:
Pay Attention to Facts, Not Hype About the COVID-19 Epidemic
The column is yet another in a long line of Ogden articles that argues for downplaying the virus and putting America back to . . .
The morning Intelligencer's editorial page ignored the coronavirus --it was more concerned about statues (three columnists and a cartoon). On the other hand, the afternoon paper did publish a week-old syndicated column supporting the re-opening of the country and an editorial that concluded:
COVID-19 has made somewhat of a . . .
Bounties in Afghanistan
From The New York Times:
Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill U.S. Troops, Intelligence Says
American intelligence officials have concluded that a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants . . .