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The Wheeling Alternative

As Ogden's coverage of McKinley and Manchin demonstrate: it's not about incumbency, it's about party affiliation

The Ogden papers have dropped all pretense of fairness and objectivity

Yesterday, I once again documented how the Wheeling “newspapers” have totally ignored congressman David McKinley’s opponents in the upcoming elections. Today, let’s compare Ogden's coverage of Republican incumbent McKinley with Democratic incumbent Joe Manchin.

Earlier this week, the locals featured a story about a public debate (in . . .

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April 08, 2018

A McKinley town hall? Why should he bother -- Ogden papers treat him as though he is running unopposed

From the Town Hall Project

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March For Our Lives

From Huffington Post:

March For Our Lives partnered with Town Hall Project, a volunteer-based initiative that identifies and promotes congressional forums, to help students organize each event, known as a “Town Hall For Our Lives.”

By Friday afternoon, there were more than 120 Town Hall For Our . . .

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April 07, 2018

Clueless in Wheeling

Representative McKinley comments on Trump's recent WV speech

From Representative David McKinley's Twitter feed:

Except that Trump didn't discuss tax cuts or jobs. . . .

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Posted in: david mckinley

April 07, 2018

New Patrick Morrisey ad “blows up” Washington

An instant classic!

As Splinter describes it:

Then it gets really weird.

“Let’s take on . . .

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April 06, 2018

Trump in West Virginia

Thursday, April 5

Manchin gets his reward for cozying to Trump

From CNBC:

President Donald Trump quickly turned a tax reform event in West Virginia into a broad political venting session Thursday, including repeated swipes at the state's vulnerable Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin.

Flanked by Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.V., and West Virginia Attorney General . . .

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April 05, 2018

Teacher strikes always bring out the best in state officials

Oklahoma governor worries about the influence of “outside groups” like NEA and WV union leaders and ANTIFA

Oklahoma Governor Mary Falin was interviewed by Omar Villafranca from CBS News. From TPM:

“Teachers want more, but it’s kinda like having a teenage kid that wants a better car,” Fallin told CBS correspondent Omar Villafranca.

Villafranca pointed out that “their car has been taken away over the last 10 years.”

“Well, it has been a difficult . . .

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Posted in: teacher unions

April 04, 2018

Cherry-picked statistics and straw-man arguments

Yes, it’s another Ogden editorial on gun control

First, we get the “straw man argument:”

London, England, is reminding Americans that gun control does not translate automatically to reducing violence.

(Is anyone, liberal or otherwise, arguing that it “automatically” translates?)

From there, Monday’s Wheeling News-Register editorial* ignores the long-term trend to cherry-pick the . . .

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April 04, 2018

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