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History, plagiarism, aliens, grenade launchers, and Hillary

Some tweets you may find interesting on a late Spring day

None dare call it plagiarism

Okay, let's just call it an interesting parphrase of Neville Chamberlain. Historian Jack Pitney on yesterday's address by the president at West Point:

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June 14, 2020

The coronavirus: masks and politics, Trump and Tulsa, and don’t forget Wheeling “newspapers”

The evidence is clear -- wearing masks can clearly reduced the spread of the coronavirus

There are many studies out there that support this conclusion. Here are the two most recent ones. From today’s The Hill:

Masks can reduce coronavirus spread by 40 percent: researchers

Additionally, from a British . . .

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June 12, 2020

More on racism from the Wheeling Intelligencer editor

Perceptions are everything?

Today’s Mike Myer opinion column continues his Saturday discussion of race relations. In the column, Myer makes the argument that “Perception Really Is Everything”:

Perceptions are everything to us. Reality doesn’t matter as much as what we believe it to be. That’s a key to race relations.

Myer follows this with . . .

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June 10, 2020

Trump defends Buffalo police

President speculates that the 75-year-old who was attacked by Buffalo police was possibly an antifa provocateur

I cannot make this up:

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June 09, 2020

Here we go again!

More posturing from our local editor – this time on racism

Remembering Ogden’s Bransfield coverage

2019’s biggest local news story was the corruption and sexual scandals surrounding the former bishop of the Wheeling-Charleston diocese, Michael Bransfield. Despite being located in the same city as Bransfield, the Wheeling papers did no investigating of the bishop – that was left to an . . .

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June 06, 2020

Hey, Intelligencer, where’s the part about “canine hunger for petting”?

Before local readers give the morning “newspaper” credit for carrying Tuesday’s George Will column, perhaps they should compare the Intelligencer version with the original

Yes, I was a bit surprised. This morning, when I opened the Wheeling Intelligencer's editorial page, I saw what looked like George Will’s syndicated column that I had written about on Tuesday. (See two posts down.) In that blog post, I noted how Will had harsh words for President Trump but reserved his sharpest criticism for Republican . . .

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June 05, 2020

Using the fear factor: Trump, aided by Fox News and social media, may be winning the battle for the hearts and minds of Americans

A closer look at the coverage of the rumored antifa rally in Wheeling

What happened

It was on local news last night and the Wheeling Intelligencer’s homepage previewed its coverage yesterday on its homepage. This morning’s paper made it the top story:

Planned Protest in Wheeling Canceled After Rumors of Threats

It begins:

A protest planned Tuesday afternoon in . . .

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June 03, 2020

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