Recent media explorations of the Appalachian and West Virginia stereotype
A new film about the Appalachian stereotype
The movie is titled "hillbilly." The directors are Ashley York and Sally Rubin. Here's the synopsis:
Appalachia is no stranger to the complexity of media representation. Since our country's inception, there has been a palpable . . .
Wouldn’t it be self-evident?
From today’s editorial* celebrating National Newspaper Week, “Newspapers Vital In Informing Public,” in the Wheeling News-Register:
Right here in our communities, newspapers matter because our readers know they can turn to us for the real story, when social media has run amok. They know our reporters will ask the questions – of . . .
Here’s another excellent newspaper report on the views of the candidates in WV’s First Congressional District
Of course, it’s not from an Ogden paper; it’s from the WVU student newspaper, The Daily Athenaeum
In August, I highlighted an excellent article in the Charleston Gazette-Mail that examined, with some depth, the views of Republican incumbent, David McKinley, and the Democratic challenger, Kendra Fershee. Of course, the G-M is not located in the First District, but it was still far superior to anything that has been published in our local . . .
The Wheeling Intelligencer in August: “Special interests and powerful politicians seeking to influence us are wasting their time”
Yeah, right. Then why is it astroturfing us with a Koch-backed energy industry lobbyist pushing fossil fuel propaganda?
The quotation in today’s title is from an August Intelligencer editorial celebrating their anniversary. Unfortunately for its readership, their willingness to bow to special interests (especially in the fossil fuel industries) is once again borne out on its front page.
The morning paper’s headline read:
Report: Shale . . .
Manchin, Capito and a coat-hanger councilman
AP suggests that Senator Manchin faces a "firestorm" for his vote
From the Associated Press earlier today:
Democrat Joe Manchin faces firestorm at home after voting for Kavanaugh
Here's the key paragraph:
A day after Manchin broke with his party on what may be the most . . .
I will vote to support Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. pic.twitter.com/1FfuMTOZz8— Senator Joe Manchin (@Sen_JoeManchin) October 5, 2018
As the New York Times reports:
Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh appeared destined for final confirmation to the Supreme Court after two key undecided senators — Susan Collins of . . .
From Senator Capito:
My full statement on my support for Judge Brett Kavanaugh and my decision to vote to confirm him to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court: pic.twitter.com/kwvvGYXb6C— Shelley Moore Capito (@SenCapito) October 4, 2018
Senator Manchin is still undecided. Here is the most recent report from two hours ago:
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