The Wheeling Alternative

Revisiting Flint's water crisis

"round up the usual suspects"

This afternoon's editorial in the Wheeling News-Register, "EPA Shirked Duty To Flint Residents," follows the usual pattern for Ogden editorials: avoid carrying the AP report when the story breaks (so that the reader is given no background on what happened) and then interpret what happened to suit the persuasive needs of the . . .

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October 21, 2016

Does the Intelligencer support the Trump assertion that the election is rigged? (with 10/21 update)

Covering last night's debate

At 9:30 this morning I turned to Kiosko.net to see how American newspapers were handling last night's debate. (Kiosko prints the front page of major newspapers.) The website usually features some of America's most read newspapers at the top of the page and here are their headlines:

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October 20, 2016

Justice still leads in latest MetroNews poll

With results that are similar to their first poll, MetroNews released the results of their governor's poll earlier today:

Less than three weeks until Election Day, Greenbrier owner Jim Justice still has a double-digit lead in the governor’s race over Senate President Bill Cole, according to the MetroNews West Virginia Poll . . .

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October 19, 2016

Catching up

News

After reading a number of out-of-town newspapers for a week, I caught up on a week's worth of the Intelligencer earlier today.

The contrast was stark -- most notably on national news coverage. I've always been bothered by the lack of national news in our local papers and consequently I use the internet and . . .

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October 19, 2016

Reading about WV

"Like giving the middle finger to the rest of the country"

This week's New Yorker has a long "reporter at large" article titled "In the Heart of Trump Country" by Larissa MacFarquhar. The reporter spent time in Logan County and she tries to answer the question:

West Virginia used to vote solidly Democratic. Now it belongs to Trump. What happened?

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October 13, 2016

Watching the West Virginia debate for governor 2

Yes, I watched the governor's debate. (Although I will confess to switching from time to time to see how the Nationals/Dodgers game was going.) This debate was not much different from the first. Neither candidate impressed me although Cole at least answered more of the questions put to him. Hoppy Kercheval was the moderator and I thought, . . .

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October 11, 2016

Unintended irony on the editorial pages

Documenting the locals' anti-Clinton agenda 15

Criticizing Trump?! (No, it's an excuse to criticize Bill Clinton.)

The first local editorial that contains any criticism of Donald Trump was published yesterday afternoon. Despite attacks on war heroes, women, Muslims, the handicapped, Mexicans, immigrants, and inner-city residents, neither paper has ever had a negative word to . . .

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October 11, 2016

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