An instant classic!
I'm running for U.S. Senate not to just change Washington, but to blow it up and reinvent it.— AG Patrick Morrisey (@MorriseyWV) April 5, 2018
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As Splinter describes it:
Then it gets really weird.
“Let’s take on . . .
Thursday, April 5
Manchin gets his reward for cozying to Trump
President Donald Trump quickly turned a tax reform event in West Virginia into a broad political venting session Thursday, including repeated swipes at the state's vulnerable Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin.
Flanked by Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.V., and West Virginia Attorney General . . .
Oklahoma governor worries about the influence of “outside groups” like NEA and WV union leaders and ANTIFA
Oklahoma Governor Mary Falin was interviewed by Omar Villafranca from CBS News. From TPM:
“Teachers want more, but it’s kinda like having a teenage kid that wants a better car,” Fallin told CBS correspondent Omar Villafranca.
Villafranca pointed out that “their car has been taken away over the last 10 years.”
“Well, it has been a difficult . . .
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Yes, it’s another Ogden editorial on gun control
First, we get the “straw man argument:”
London, England, is reminding Americans that gun control does not translate automatically to reducing violence.
(Is anyone, liberal or otherwise, arguing that it “automatically” translates?)
From there, Monday’s Wheeling News-Register editorial* ignores the long-term trend to cherry-pick the . . .
Trump, Oliver, Sinclair and Scarborough
The Deadspin videos (see one post down) have gone viral and helped to increase awareness of what Sinclair Broadcasting is trying to do to local TV news. Here are some of the reactions:
From President Trump:
So funny to watch Fake News Networks, among the most dishonest groups of people I have ever dealt with, criticize Sinclair Broadcasting . . .
I hope they see the irony
Timothy Burke at Deadspin has put together an excellent compilation of the talking heads (the Sinclair puppets -- not the 80’s band) looking like Sinclair’s “hostages in proof-of-life videos.” (If you watch closely, you'll see two of local channel 9's anchors.)
Good for him but how is this front-page news?
For starters, the article's headline misrepresents most of the article – what Representative McKinley actually wants to know is why West Virginia leads the nation in opioid deaths per thousand:
West Virginia leads the nation in the number of drug overdose cases per capita, and U.S. Rep. David B. McKinley thinks the leaders should learn . . .