President speculates that the 75-year-old who was attacked by Buffalo police was possibly an antifa provocateur
I cannot make this up:
Buffalo protester shoved by Police could be an ANTIFA provocateur. 75 year old Martin Gugino was pushed away after appearing to scan police communications in order to black out the equipment. @OANN I watched, he fell harder than was pushed. Was aiming scanner. Could be a set up?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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
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
A protest planned Tuesday afternoon in . . .
The title on today’s syndicated column by George F. Will: “Trump must be removed. So must his congressional enablers.” (with afternoon Capito update)
The columnist is a regular on the Wheeling Intelligencer’s editorial page, but will local readers see this column?
George F. Will is a conservative columnist who is regularly featured locally in the Wheeling Intelligencer. Today’s recently-posted column by Will is about Republicans who have uncritically allowed the President to do as he pleases:
The nation’s downward spiral into acrimony and sporadic anarchy has had many causes . . .
Also wins kiss-ass award
President Trump held a phone conversation with the nation’s governors earlier today. From WV Metro News:
During that call, the president told the governors that to deal with protests that have turned destructive they “have to get much tougher.”
“Most of you are weak,” Trump said, according to audio and multiple reports. “You . . .
On Saturday, no less!
Despite Ogden’s promise to keep or enlarge the paper, this section (formerly the opinion section) has cut back on opinion and added more “news” reports. The editorial page still features its right-wing syndicated columnists – in this case, Pat Buchanan and Kathleen Parker, but that is a reduction from the usual four or five that . . .