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If Ogden papers are so “vital” to our community, why must they continually tell us that?

Wouldn’t it be self-evident?

From today’s editorial* celebrating National Newspaper Week, “Newspapers Vital In Informing Public,” in the Wheeling News-Register:

Right here in our communities, newspapers matter because our readers know they can turn to us for the real story, when social media has run amok. They know our reporters will ask the questions – of . . .

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October 10, 2018

Here’s another excellent newspaper report on the views of the candidates in WV’s First Congressional District

Of course, it’s not from an Ogden paper; it’s from the WVU student newspaper, The Daily Athenaeum

In August, I highlighted an excellent article in the Charleston Gazette-Mail that examined, with some depth, the views of Republican incumbent, David McKinley, and the Democratic challenger, Kendra Fershee. Of course, the G-M is not located in the First District, but it was still far superior to anything that has been published in our local . . .

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October 09, 2018

The Wheeling Intelligencer in August: “Special interests and powerful politicians seeking to influence us are wasting their time”

Yeah, right. Then why is it astroturfing us with a Koch-backed energy industry lobbyist pushing fossil fuel propaganda?

The quotation in today’s title is from an August Intelligencer editorial celebrating their anniversary. Unfortunately for its readership, their willingness to bow to special interests (especially in the fossil fuel industries) is once again borne out on its front page.

The morning paper’s headline read:

Report: Shale . . .

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October 08, 2018

West Virginia politicians and the Kavanaugh vote

Manchin, Capito and a coat-hanger councilman

AP suggests that Senator Manchin faces a "firestorm" for his vote

From the Associated Press earlier today:

Democrat Joe Manchin faces firestorm at home after voting for Kavanaugh

Here's the key paragraph:

A day after Manchin broke with his party on what may be the most . . .

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October 07, 2018

Manchin to vote for Kavanaugh

As the New York Times reports:

Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh appeared destined for final confirmation to the Supreme Court after two key undecided senators — Susan Collins of . . .

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October 05, 2018

WV Kavanaugh watch: Capito onboard, Manchin still undecided

From Senator Capito:

Senator Manchin is still undecided. Here is the most recent report from two hours ago:

. . .

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October 04, 2018

Partisan and pathetic

Wheeling “newspapers” totally ignore Trump’s verbal assault on Christine Blasey Ford

On Tuesday night at a campaign rally in Mississippi, President Trump ridiculed Christine Blasey Ford who accused Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. The major media covered the story extensively. One of the earliest reports from the Associated Press headlined it this way:

In . . .

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October 04, 2018

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