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Robert C. Byrd and Moundsville’s mine-resistant/ambush-protected vehicle

A look at the front page of Friday’s Wheeling Intelligencer

Note -- My RSS feed has been a recurring problem for me. In this case, the RSS feed did not go out when this and the previous post were originally published on Friday and Thursday.

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Here is the U.S. Army’s description of this vehicle:

The Cougar MRAP can be used in command and control, explosive ordnance . . .

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June 19, 2020

Today’s Wheeling “newspapers” donate almost 1300 words to Senator Shelley Moore Capito’s reelection campaign

It's the least they could do for an Ogden favorite

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The Ogden Newspaper effort

It’s easily the largest article in either of today’s paper. The front-page story

Sen. Capito Urges Support For Senate Police Reform Bill

is by Ogden’s political reporter, Steven Allen Adams, and it . . .

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June 18, 2020

More on the Wheeling Intelligencer and the coronavirus

Another Mike Myer column on how the virus discriminates

Today’s column, “Disease Can Discriminate, Too,” by the editor tells us that African-Americans have been affected more by the virus than whites. It is the third such column and like the previous ones, the column raises questions without much of an attempt to answer them.

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June 17, 2020

Looking for balanced reporting?

There is none in this WTOV report on covid unemployment fraud

Yesterday, our local Sinclair Broadcasting affiliate, WTOV channel 9, broadcast this report by Jessica Haberley:

NEWS9 Special Assignment: Is the unemployment system promoting fraud?

(Sorry, I could not get the video to set-up for viewing. The summary and the video are on the WTOV website here.)

Haberly . . .

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June 16, 2020

History, plagiarism, aliens, grenade launchers, and Hillary

Some tweets you may find interesting on a late Spring day

None dare call it plagiarism

Okay, let's just call it an interesting parphrase of Neville Chamberlain. Historian Jack Pitney on yesterday's address by the president at West Point:

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June 14, 2020

The coronavirus: masks and politics, Trump and Tulsa, and don’t forget Wheeling “newspapers”

The evidence is clear -- wearing masks can clearly reduced the spread of the coronavirus

There are many studies out there that support this conclusion. Here are the two most recent ones. From today’s The Hill:

Masks can reduce coronavirus spread by 40 percent: researchers

Additionally, from a British . . .

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June 12, 2020

More on racism from the Wheeling Intelligencer editor

Perceptions are everything?

Today’s Mike Myer opinion column continues his Saturday discussion of race relations. In the column, Myer makes the argument that “Perception Really Is Everything”:

Perceptions are everything to us. Reality doesn’t matter as much as what we believe it to be. That’s a key to race relations.

Myer follows this with . . .

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June 10, 2020

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