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Plagiarism and the state of West Virginia journalism

Page 3 of the “Region” section in this weekend's Wheeling News-Register brings us an op-ed by Republican Delegate Mick Bates of Raleigh County:

W.Va. Deserves Commitment to Energy Independence

As I read the article, it seemed familiar, but I wasn’t sure why. Given the numerous examples of Ogden’s recycling, I . . .

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April 10, 2022

Hey Intelligencer, instead of publishing month-old Ohio editorials, why not keep us up to date with Ohio’s Republican senatorial primary?

Racism, Trump-worship, and endless clichés

The candidates

JD Vance

So yesterday, we learned that Mexicans caused his mother’s addiction:

To quote J.D. Vance: Are you a racist?

And this is how other countries judge us?

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April 06, 2022

“Earmarks . . . earmarks . . . Get your red-hot earmarks, right here!”

A look at how WV’s representatives are bringing home the bacon

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary tells us that an earmark is

a provision in Congressional legislation that allocates a specified amount of money for a specific project, program, or organization.

The New York Times recently reviewed and published its findings on 2022 congressional earmarks. It found:

. . .

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April 05, 2022

Should we dismiss the recent reporting on Senator Manchin’s coal interests as old news?

Ogden’s political reporter thinks so

From Steven Allen Adams on Friday:

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April 04, 2022

West Virginia’s Shelley Moore Capito speaks out on Putin/the Ukraine and Biden nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson

Senator Capito “talks tough” on Putin but has nothing to say about one of his biggest fans

Here is WV Senator Shelley Moore Capito, on Wednesday:

West Virginia Republican Senator Shelley Moore-Capito warns if Russian President Vladimir Putin can kill innocent women and children — he can do anything. . . .

Capito . . .

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April 01, 2022

Can anyone name a West Virginia newspaper that does investigative journalism and publishes diverse points-of-views on its op-ed page?

Obviously, rule out the Ogden papers. Okay, from time to time, the Charleston Gazette-Mail does do both. How about West Virginia University’s student newspaper, The Daily Athenaeum?

Here is a sample of some of the paper's recent investigative reporting

Yesterday:

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March 31, 2022

Senator Joe

An exhaustive investigative report from The New York Times that documents how Senator Manchin "Aided Coal, and Earned Millions"

Today, from The New York Times:

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March 28, 2022

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