Expect front-page coverage on this one!
The Associated Press reported this morning:
Coal executive Robert Murray, West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Brent Benjamin and WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey will speak at an Ohio County Republican event.
The Ohio County Republican Executive Committee's Lincoln Day Dinner will be July 22 at Wheeling Country Club. . . .
Updated July 6
One of the simple pleasures that I enjoy when I'm away from home is reading a variety of newspapers. Having been away from Wheeling for most of the week starting June 21, I saw a number of different perspectives on what was happening. In particular, I was most interested in the news surrounding the terrorist act committed at the . . .
I previously wrote about Bishop Bransfield and the local "newspapers'" coverage of the papal encyclical on climate change here. I noted that the locals ignored or severely edited a great deal of the Associated Press coverage and the only front page story was by local reporter Heather Ziegler who dutifully gave us Bishop . . .
The Tuesday editorial on alternative energy
The Intelligencer is once again shilling for the fossil fuel industry - this time in its lead editorial, "Ohio Right on Renewables." The editorial begins:
Renewable portfolio standards were quite trendy for state governments a while back. In fact, 30 states now have in place mandates that require greater use of energy . . .
Benjamin probably won't get $3 million from Blankenship this time
The 2nd half of today's Mike Myer column marks the opening salvo in the Intelligencer's attempt to get State Supreme Court Justice Brent Benjamin re-elected.
Myer, without going into very many specifics, defends Benjamin from conservative criticism of a decision in which he was a part of a court majority that allowed drug addicts . . .
The transition to Hillary Clinton has begun.
Even though we are still 16 months from the choosing our next president, the News-Register is already in full election mode. You've probably noticed it -- the anti-Clinton material has been increasing weekly. Today, one-half of the editorial page is devoted to attacks on Clinton; two . . .
The Associated Press' first article after the release of the document was on Thursday. The original 1100+ word AP article covered what the pope said, some of the reaction, and possible implications. However, the afternoon Wheeling News-Register ran only the first half of the article and not on the front page but on page . . .