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The Wheeling Alternative

Hey Intelligencer, your bias is showing

The Ogden campaign to defeat Democrat Joe Manchin continues

Since the story originated with the Associated Press, I googled a phrase from this morning's front page Wheeling Intelligencer article on Democrat Joe Manchin's fundraising efforts. The search yielded 121 hits at 11 AM this morning. By looking only at the headline, see if you can spot the Wheeling Intelligencer link on my screen grab . . .

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April 25, 2018

How does this meet any definition of "news"?

WTRF (Wheeling) recycles an old McKinley news story and then interviews the congressman about the two-week-old event

Some background: Congressman David McKinley questioned the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, on April 11. At that time it was news and McKinley received a great deal of local and nationwide coverage for his questions to the CEO on how Facebook was not dealing with opioid advertising.

Almost two weeks later, here is a screenshot of . . .

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April 24, 2018

(Updated with results) Here's something to keep you interested if you're watching the Republican debate tonight

Candidate BINGO!

Which candidate will get 5-in-a-row first?

Assign a card to each of the candidates and fill the space as they say the words:

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First to get five-in-a-row wins!

According to my bookie, here are the current odds on winning:

  • Patrick Morrisey 8 - 5 (the favorite even though "blowing-up Washington" is not on the card)
  • Don Blankenship 5 - . . .

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April 23, 2018

Fortune Magazine just put West Virginia teachers on their list of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders”

A look at some of the online reaction to the West Virginia teacher strike

On Thursday, Fortune published its annual list of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders. There, among heads-of-state, movers, shakers, CEO’s, and football coaches are “West Virginia Teachers” sitting at number 31.

Fortune’s write-up:

For years, it has been universally acknowledged that American public school teachers are woefully underpaid—and . . .

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Posted in: wv teachers

April 21, 2018

WV’s senatorial candidates have it all wrong – we don’t need another “outsider” who will shake-up (or blow-up in Morissey’s case) Washington

What West Virginia needs is another “insider” like Robert C. Byrd

This post was prompted by an excellent essay in the Washington Post:

Stop treating voters like idiots. Thanks in advance

by Paul Wildman. Wildman explains:

[O]ur politics is no less dumb than it ever was. I’d like to take a look at one variant of that stupidity, which says that this vaguely defined thing called “Washington” is broken, . . .

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April 19, 2018

Stop the presses -- this is front page news

One more example of the locals' fascination with all things Gee

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I can't make this up. The front page headline reads:

WVU President E. Gordon Gee Visits Wheeling

And the article begins:

Prospective West Virginia University students and their parents got the chance to ask university President Gordon Gee “anything.”

Gee was in Wheeling at Oglebay’s Wilson Lodge on Tuesday as part of the final leg of . . .

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April 18, 2018

"Donald Trump likes me best"

Republican Deathmatch 6

Can these guys get any closer to Trump?

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(source: Associated Press)

Apparently not. As the Washington Post wrote today:

Among his qualifications for the U.S. Senate, Rep. Evan Jenkins wants West Virginia voters to know that he once attended a Christmas party with Donald Trump, flew with him on Air Force One and watched two movies in the . . .

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April 16, 2018

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