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WV Republican propaganda passing as news in the Wheeling Intelligencer (case #798)

From the front page of today’s Wheeling Intelligencer, here is the headline on a story about West Virginia’s Republican Secretary of State, Mac Warner:

Warner Seeks To Be ‘Good Referee’ Of Elections

And here is our “good referee” at a pro-Trump rally last December:

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(I wrote about it here.)

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November 12, 2021

McKinley picks fight with John Kerry to prove that he can stand up to the Biden Administration

Hey, it’s day 2 of the Ogden campaign to reelect David McKinley

David McKinley is no Mr. Softee* when it comes to the Biden administration

At the top of the front page of today’s Wheeling Intelligencer:

McKinley Smoking Over Kerry Coal Comments

650 words later, we’ve learned from Steven Allen Adams that the congressman did not like what Kerry said at last week’s . . .

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November 10, 2021

Infrastructure, Build Back Better, and David McKinley

Today’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorializes about the infrastructure package in order to praise/support our local congressman

The infrastructure bill passed early Saturday morning. Despite its importance, there was nothing about the legislation in yesterday’s local papers. (See previous post.) Today, the Intelligencer continued to ignore the particulars of the bill but did editorially applaud local representative and Ogden favorite, David McKinley, for voting for . . .

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November 09, 2021

Didn’t the House pass a massive infrastructure bill Saturday morning?

Newspapers on the cheap: A look at today’s Wheeling Intelligencer

Last week’s news

When was today's front section assembled? Last Friday? Today’s front page has stories on the local police department looking for applicants, the county’s Humane Officer retiring, a local county commissioner deciding to run again, the new president of Marshall University, and a 2,300-word feature story about a . . .

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November 08, 2021

$1 trillion infrastructure bill passes House

Local representative, David McKinley, one of 13 Republicans to vote for the bill

From the New York Times:

House Passes $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill, Putting Social Policy Bill on Hold

The article explains:

The House passed a $1 trillion bill on Friday night to rebuild the country’s aging public works system, fund new climate resilience initiatives and expand access to . . .

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November 06, 2021

West Virginia and cancer-causing chemicals

A new ProPublica risk assessment tool

West Virginia’s history is long on placing private sector profits over the public’s health. (Governor Justices recent appointment of former coal company officials to the Public Service Commission would only reinforce that point.) As a result, the state figures to be among the worst on most state-by-state comparisons of health-related issues. . . .

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November 03, 2021

Is this the worst Wheeling Intelligencer editorial ever? (with 11/3 update)

That’s a high bar but today’s editorial on Ohio’s Keith Faber deserves some consideration for that honor

This morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorial tells us:

Faber Serves Ohio Well

As it is written, the editorial makes little sense

“Faber” is Keith Faber, Auditor for the state of Ohio. However, the first two-thirds of the editorial is about Kathleen McGuiness, Faber's counterpart in Deleware, who . . .

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November 02, 2021

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