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Mr. Metaphor strikes again (with 6/13 update)

More local front-page coverage for WVU President E. Gordon Gee

Apparently, yesterday was WVU Academic Media Day and our local papers sent reporter Linda Comins to cover the events of the day. The keynote speaker was WVU President E. Gordon Gee (who else could it be?) and thus his comments became front-page news for this morning's Wheeling Intelligencer:

Gee Says West Virginia Forward . . .

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June 12, 2018

Hey, wasn't there an important meeting of world leaders yesterday?

Yes, and the Wheeling News-Register managed to find room for 1/3 of the AP report on page 4!

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Rather than cover the G-7 meeting of world leaders, the Wheeling News-Register had more important stories to cover on its front page. By the size of its headline, the biggest story of the day was the Strawberry Festival in Martins Ferry:

A Berry Blast From The Past in Martins Ferry

Next to it was:

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June 10, 2018

Choosing winners and losers

Mike Myer knows his audience: Yes, it's another column that scapegoats Obama

Today’s Mike Myer column, "Picking Winners and Losers," is mostly an attack upon the Obama administration’s supposed “war on coal.” Of course, Myer totally ignores the obvious – that market forces, especially cheap natural gas, is the primary cause for coal’s decline. As Joshua Rhodes wrote in Forbes earlier this week:

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June 09, 2018

Today's Wheeling News-Register editorial lectures us on the imperial president

Updated 6/8

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In just the last week, President Trump asserted the absolute right to pardon himself:

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June 07, 2018

WV's senate candidates can't get close enough to Trump and his family

Don Jr. in Charleston to support Morrisey

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(photo credit - Charleston Gazette-Mail)

From this morning's Charleston Gazette-Mail:

Donald Trump Jr. joined the West Virginia attorney general on the campaign trail Tuesday in an effort to hitch the latter’s U.S. Senate bid to economic success reported under . . .

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June 06, 2018

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 's publisher moves the paper even closer to Trump

Until today, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette had not published a political cartoon by its local cartoonist since May 24

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June 05, 2018

Mike Myer echoes the NRA: it’s not guns, its violent video games

Sunday’s Mike Myer column, “What’s Wrong With Us,” argued that it’s video games, not guns, that need restricting.

The beginning of the column attacks “Active Shooter,” a video game that will likely not be released. (It fits his thesis, however.) Myer then moves on to attack older video games like “Thrill Kill” and “Grand Theft Auto. . . .

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June 04, 2018

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