Reading Ogden’s Monday editorial page
More recycled editorials
Today's first editorial is two-weeks-old and comes from Ogden’s Elkins paper, The Intermountain. The editorial comes out against bullies:
It’s Time to End Bullying in W.Va.
Coming soon: “Don’t Litter,” “Avoid Texting While Driving,” and “Don't Forget to Get Your Flu Shot.”. . .
First McKinley-Mooney poll, Kinzinger out, Capito and Manchin news
First McKinley-Mooney poll
NEW: An early poll of the #WV02 member-vs-member matchup commissioned by @GOPAC— Ally Mutnick . . .
Rep David McKinley (R) - 44%
Rep Alex Mooney (R) - 29%
Undecided - 18%
National Research Inc polled 400 LVs from Oct. 23-26 with a MoE of +/- 4.9%. (GOPAC has donated to McKinley)
Full memo: pic.twitter.com/qRPCerR2Ke
Battle of the Republicans
Not much to go with here. Search engines suggest that the news coverage of Mooney is still primarily focused on the possible ethics violations connected with his campaign expenditures. Mooney's twitter account doesn’t help much either: six of his first ten posts are about rugby. (At one time, Mooney apparently played . . .
A look at the evolution of Wheeling’s “newspapers” and their owner, Robert Nutting, on sports betting
Betting on sports moves from “bad” to “good”
The first editorial that I could find about sports wagering in our local Wheeling “newspapers” was from August 2015 and it was clearly negative:
More Legalized Gambling Bad Bet
After the United States Supreme Court announced that it would hear arguments on the . . .
West Virginia’s congressional redistricting has been completed and the results will pit District 1’s current congressman, David McKinley, against District 2’s Alex Mooney. I would think that we will be seeing and hearing from both of them right up until the primary next spring. Both were on WV Metro News this week. Here are my reactions.. . .
From this weekend’s Wheeling News-Register editorial: “Plagiarism is plagiarism, whether you’re a student or a college president.” What about newspapers?
Before it demands accountability from West Liberty University, shouldn’t Ogden get its own house in order first?
Some examples of plagiarism by Wheeling papers
Recently, in editorials
In the last month, the Wheeling Intelligencer printed two plagiarized editorials. Most recently, on October 4, the Intelligencer published an editorial on Ohio’s prisons. Over half of the editorial is word-for-word from an AP news report. (See here). On . . .
Consumers and environmentalists be damned: The WV Public Service Commission, with two* of its three members being former employees of the West Virginia Coal Association, votes to keep coal-fired power plants running past 2028
From WV News:
A TRIO OF coal-fired power plants will be able to remain in operation through at least 2040 under a new order issued by the state Public Service Commission Tuesday. Read about it here: https://t.co/UNz4HbQszM— WV News (@WVNews247) October 12, 2021
WV Metro News noted the opposition:
Groups ranging . . .