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The Wheeling Alternative

"Black Friday" for the Intelligencer

A suggestion for Ogden "newspapers" around holidays: give up the pretense that you're about "news"

News usually suggests timeliness and importance; today's front page had neither

Article 1: At the top of the front page is a story about the chairman of the Columbiana County Republican Party and his Facebook post that suggested that the California fires were God's punishment for being a liberal state. This story broke last . . .

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November 23, 2018

Does today's pro-Warner editorial actually show some insight and honesty?

(Yes, a little insight and some inadvertent honesty)

No Warner news story but we do get the inevitable editorial

Regular readers of the Wheeling Intelligencer knew it was coming. In the absence of any actual news coverage of West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner just having cost the state a couple of million dollars (see previous two posts), we instead get an editorial defending . . .

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November 21, 2018

What AP story about West Virginia was carried in Nashville (TN), Beaufort County (SC), Olympia (WA), and Columbus (IN) newspapers but not in local Ogden papers?

Hint: It's about a West Virginia elected official

As of 4 PM today there were 370 news sources that carried the following Associated Press news article:

State settles lawsuits alleging illegal firing over politics

The article:

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The state of West Virginia has settled wrongful-termination lawsuits with six more former employees . . .

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November 20, 2018

“Lemme at em”

WV Secretary of State just cost WV over three million more dollars in wrongful termination lawsuits

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Two months ago, West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner lost the first lawsuit to former employees who were wrongfully fired when he took office in January 2017. Here is how the Charleston Gazette-Mail described it last month:

The lawsuits stem from Warner’s firing of 16 rank-and-file employees in the secretary of . . .

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November 18, 2018

Some intended and unintended humor from around the Web

"GOP Jesus" and "Trumpy Bear"

"GOP Jesus"

From Friend Dog Studios:

Trumpy Bear

Yes, this is an actual product -- it's been around for a year although it just recently started playing on Fox:

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November 14, 2018

Wheeling’s “newspapers” apparently care about veterans

They have remained totally silent, however, when President Trump has disrespected them as he did this weekend

A look at the president’s Veteran’s Day weekend:

Saturday

On Saturday, Trump skipped a World War I commemoration ceremony because it was raining. As was widely-reported:

Trump has faced widespread criticism over his decision not to attend the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial over the weekend as world . . .

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November 13, 2018

Today's Wheeling "newspapers" feature two front page pictures of Shelley Moore Capito and an editorial praising Mac Warner (with 11/10 update)

Hey, it's never too early to start promoting Republicans for the 2020 election

Get out the camera, Capito makes an appearance at Oglebay Park and recalls the bunny slope

WV Senator Shelley Moore Capito, who local readers have not read much about since August*,
made a surprise visit to the first night of Oglebay Park's Festival of the Lights. Today, both papers featured the opening ceremonies but . . .

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November 09, 2018

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