The Wheeling Intelligencer in August: “Special interests and powerful politicians seeking to influence us are wasting their time”
Yeah, right. Then why is it astroturfing us with a Koch-backed energy industry lobbyist pushing fossil fuel propaganda?
The quotation in today’s title is from an August Intelligencer editorial celebrating their anniversary. Unfortunately for its readership, their willingness to bow to special interests (especially in the fossil fuel industries) is once again borne out on its front page.
The morning paper’s headline read:
Report: Shale . . .
Manchin, Capito and a coat-hanger councilman
AP suggests that Senator Manchin faces a "firestorm" for his vote
From the Associated Press earlier today:
Democrat Joe Manchin faces firestorm at home after voting for Kavanaugh
Here's the key paragraph:
A day after Manchin broke with his party on what may be the most . . .
I will vote to support Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. pic.twitter.com/1FfuMTOZz8— Senator Joe Manchin (@Sen_JoeManchin) October 5, 2018
As the New York Times reports:
Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh appeared destined for final confirmation to the Supreme Court after two key undecided senators — Susan Collins of . . .
From Senator Capito:
My full statement on my support for Judge Brett Kavanaugh and my decision to vote to confirm him to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court: pic.twitter.com/kwvvGYXb6C— Shelley Moore Capito (@SenCapito) October 4, 2018
Senator Manchin is still undecided. Here is the most recent report from two hours ago:
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Wheeling “newspapers” totally ignore Trump’s verbal assault on Christine Blasey Ford
On Tuesday night at a campaign rally in Mississippi, President Trump ridiculed Christine Blasey Ford who accused Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. The major media covered the story extensively. One of the earliest reports from the Associated Press headlined it this way:
In . . .
Trump comes to Wheeling
Saturday's speech in Wheeling -- pure Trump
Trump started his Saturday night speech with some coherence: he discussed the "booming" national and West Virginia economies:
Our economy is booming like never before. Remember, I told you. And by the way, your state is booming like never before. Poverty is . . .
Least of all a woman!
If you read Saturday’s Mike Myer column, “Conspiracy Claim Ridiculous,” our local editor argues that any argument that there was a political component to impeachment of West Virginia Supreme Court justices is “ridiculous.”
His target is former WV Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis who, earlier this week, filed a federal lawsuit . . .