Can the locals get any more blatant in their partisanship?
Hey, I thought that Joselyn King worked for the Wheeling "newspapers" and not the Patrick Morrisey campaign? (Hmmm -- the thought just occurred to me that maybe they are one-and-the-same.) Both of today's papers carried her front-page (I hesitate to call it a "news report") article on Patrick Morrisey's background . . .
This morning's Wheeling Intelligencer carries yet another Murray Energy press release disguised as an actual news article. "EPAResponds To Court Ruling On Clean Air Act" is mislabeled. A more accurate title would be "Murray Energy Responds to EPA" since two-thirds of the article covers Murray Energy's response with . . .
Here's the opening sentence of the Intelligencer's front-page, semi-weekly installment of "what Republican candidates are thinking with obligatory picture of David McKinley":
West Virginia gubernatorial candidate Bill Cole says he “prays for a Donald Trump White House.”
The other noteworthy quote . . .
Local editorials by the numbers
As of Wednesday morning, November 2:
Number of consecutive editions of the Wheeling Intelligencer in which they have printed an anti-Clinton editorial: 5
Number of consecutive editions of the Wheeling News-Register in which they have printed an anti-Clinton editorial: 3
Number of new things we have learned about . . .
The name doesn't matter -- it's all about the $$$ (UPDATED - November 1)
Saturday's Intelligencer editorial section carries an op-ed column by Bryan Holyman who is president of the Associated Builders and Contractors of West Virginia. Holyman's piece is called "In 2016, Special Interests Hide True Intent" and he makes two points about the West Virginia super PAC called West Virginia Family . . .
If you've read them, you can probably skip this post. Here are the shorter versions of three day's worth of anti-Clinton editorials.
The shorter version: you must vote for Bill Cole for governor because Jim Justice is a Democrat and he might support . . .
The WV governor's race
Four weeks ago, I highlighted an article from Politico which asked "Is West Virginia Holding America's Weirdest Election?" It's funny what distance does to perspective -- Politico's description of our governor's race doesn't seem to be as much of an overstatement as it did at the time.
In today's . . .