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The Wheeling Alternative

Hey, what happened to the Wheeling Intelligencer’s “light and information” anniversary editorial?

Answer: The self-serving parts are still there but the paper has rebranded itself as “a community newspaper”

For the first time in years, the Wheeling Intelligencer editorial on the anniversary of its founding does not mention the promise to provide “light and information.” Instead, the paper has rebranded itself as a community newspaper. According to the Cambridge Dictionary, to rebrand is

to change the way that an organization, . . .

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August 24, 2018

The New York Times fact checks Trump’s Charleston speech

Here is the sub-heading for today’s New York Times’ fact check of yesterday's Trump speech in Charleston:

President Trump claimed that coal was “indestructible,” that West Virginia had one of the strongest state economies and that the U.S. was the “cleanest country in the planet.” None of that was true.

The . . .

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August 22, 2018

Trump’s campaign chairman found guilty; his personal lawyer pleads guilty

West Virginians respond at Trump rally: LOCK HER UP!

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August 22, 2018

Wedding shows and integrity fees

An Ogden self-promotion and conflict-of-interest update

How is a wedding show front page news?

It isn’t unless local Ogden papers are the sponsor in which case it gets front page coverage before and after even if it has next-to-zero news value. From the front pages of local papers:

Sunday August 5

Brides, Brunch & Bands Wedding Show Set

Thursday . . .

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August 21, 2018

Where is the "light and information" on our local congressional race?

Unfortunately, you won’t find any in the Wheeling Intelligencer

Light and information?

This coming Friday is the anniversary of the Wheeling Intelligencer’s founding and if the past is any prologue, we will get to read yet another editorial telling us what an incredible job the Intelligencer does in serving its readers. The editorial will most likely quote the paper’s founding philosophy:

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August 20, 2018

I'll take FALSE EQUIVALENCY for $800, Alex

A News-Register editorial tells us that Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament has the same power to incite violence as Donald Trump

Here is the poster that was used by Pearl Jam to advertise their concert in Missoula, Montana earlier this week:

Republicans and one of our local . . .

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August 18, 2018

From today's front page: Senator Capito told an Intelligencer reporter on Tuesday that “tax reform has helped West Virginia”

How is this news? Doesn't relevance or timeliness count anymore?

Here are the first two paragraphs from a story featured on the front page of both of today’s local papers:

U.S. Sen. Shelley Capito attributes an improving West Virginia economy to Trump tax reforms passed late last year.

Capito, R-W.Va., spoke Tuesday on the effects of the tax reforms while visiting Wheeling. Earlier in the . . .

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August 17, 2018

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