The Wheeling Alternative

A look at the Wheeling Intelligencer’s out-of-date and pathetic editorial page

Today’s editorial, “Budget Battle Underway,"tells its West Virginia readers about the ongoing fight over the Ohio budget. (Of course, there was no attempt to make this relevant for WV readers.) Upon closer examination, the editorial appears to be a shortened version of one published in the Marietta Times on June 9. It begins:

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July 06, 2023

What have our Republican senatorial candidates been doing lately?

Alex Mooney

Saluting the flag

Like his effort to return the U.S. to the gold standard, Alex Mooney continues to sponsor meaningful legislation that will benefit all West Virginians:

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June 30, 2023

Some things don’t change

Another look at the Wheeling Intelligencer’s editorial page

Old, irrelevant, and recycled editorials

With the exception of the weekend edition when local issues are sometimes addressed, the Wheeling Intelligencer’s daily two editorials are very predictable: one will be an (often-dated) editorial concerning West Virginia from another Ogden West Virginia paper and the other will be a mostly . . .

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June 27, 2023

“You cannot be serious!”

This is quite a conspiracy, Mac, if it includes a judge appointed by Donald Trump

Tennis star John McEnroe’s often-repeated outburst when an umpire's call did not go his way quickly came to mind as I read an Ogden newspaper interview of Mac Warner, WV’s Secretary of State and candidate for WV governor, who was in Wheeling yesterday for a campaign fundraiser. The visit was covered by local stenographer Jocelyn King and . . .

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June 21, 2023

Odds and ends: Fox News and Senator Capito finally mentions Trump

"Fair and balanced" Fox News (of course)

From the New York Times:

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June 14, 2023

Best states, worst states

A look at how West Virginia fares in recent rankings

Recently, from U.S. News & World Report's "Best States" rankings:
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And from WalletHub's state economic rankings:

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June 13, 2023

West Virginia’s Trump Party responds predictably as Donald Trump is indicted

Congressman and Senate candidate, Alex Mooney:

Attorney General and candidate for governor, Patrick Morrisey:

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June 09, 2023

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