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The Monday Intelligencer: Another recycled editorial and Steven Allen Adams writes about a popular meme that he says doesn’t make West Virginians look good

The lazy Intelligencer once again demonstrates its disdain for its readership

If today’s lead editorial looked familiar, the exact same editorial was run on August 8 under a different title. Once again, the paper shows no respect for its readers; filler is all that matters.

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September 12, 2022

They ought to drop “Republican” from their name

Our local Republican/Trump Party turns a good idea into a Trump rally

Local readers may have read in yesterday’s paper about the creation of an “appreciation day” for first responders planned by the Ohio County Republican Party. The event was to culminate at the White Palace with a showing of Dinesh D’Souza propaganda film, “2000 Mules.” Apparently, our local Republican/Trump Party did not check first with the . . .

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September 10, 2022

WV attorney general signs “Women’s Bill of Rights”

Warning: don’t judge a book by Morrisey’s cover

I recently saw this on the West Virginia Attorney General’s official Twitter account:

Hmmm. Had I misjudged Patrick Morrisey all these years? Was he actually a . . .

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September 07, 2022

Hey, it’s front page favorite week at the Wheeling Intelligencer

Capito PR today, Capehart PR yesterday: This is what passes for news?

With accompanying picture, today’s Shelley Moore Capito article covers half of the front page. There is no news in the article and the article is filled with bland statements such as:

Capito indicated she is happy with the Republican party’s platform at this point in time, and she hopes that it continues going forward.

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August 30, 2022

Loan forgiveness: Good for me, not for thee

The Wheeling News-Register and WV’s congressional delegation attack President Biden’s plan

Background

From Fortune Magazine:

President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that his administration will forgive $10,000 in student loan debt per federal borrower earning under $125,000 per year during the pandemic. . . .
Biden also announced that Pell Grant recipients who earn less than $125,000 per year during the . . .

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August 28, 2022

Breaking: McKinley makes front page!!!

Yesterday, I complained that the Wheeling Intelligencer had not mentioned local congressman, David McKinley in over three months. (105 days, to be more precise.) Today, he made the front page:

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In today’s top-of-the-page article, McKinley gets mentioned five times and quoted three times. I’m a bit skeptical that it was my . . .

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August 25, 2022

Whatever happened to Representative David McKinley?

Yes, he’s still our congressman even if he has disappeared from local news reports

Until recently, local congressman, David McKinley, has always been in the local news

Newspapers: Since David McKinley was elected to Congress in 2010, Ogden Newspapers have reported his every move and utterance. Whether it was a visit with veterans, a trip to the Highlands, or talking to constituents, Ogden was there to cover (and . . .

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August 24, 2022

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