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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 . . .

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July 08, 2020

Yesterday’s news tomorrow (with update)

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 . . .

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July 06, 2020

Hypocrisy is not confined to Republican senators

Our local papers can certainly relate to "failed leadership"

Iowa’s Republican senator, Joni Ernst, was on CNN earlier today:

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July 05, 2020

Whitmer again

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 . . .

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July 04, 2020

“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 . . .

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July 02, 2020

More on masks and why we're doomed

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 . . .

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June 29, 2020

Senator Capito, do you approve of the president’s actions?

Bounties in Afghanistan

From The New York Times:

Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill U.S. Troops, Intelligence Says

It begins:

American intelligence officials have concluded that a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants . . .

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June 27, 2020

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