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WTOV takes another step toward becoming “Trump TV”

Following through on the Trump/Sinclair Broadcasting war with mainstream media (with 3/28 update)

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Earlier this month CNN broke the story that Sinclair Broadcasting would require their local news anchors to attack the “fake stories” found in other news outlets. (I wrote about it here.)

The CNN report, based upon an internal Sinclair document, clearly explained what the anchors were to do:

"Please produce the attached scripts . . .

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March 27, 2018

Coal baron (present and past) updates

More on the Oliver/Murray suit and the Blankenship campaign

Robert Murray's "self-pitying" letter to the judge

A month ago, a West Virginia judge dismissed Robert Murray's suit against John Oliver. (I wrote about it here). Apparently Murray did not like the decision. According to Raw Story:

Coal baron mocked by John Oliver sends rambling, self-pitying letter to judge

The article . . .

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March 26, 2018

What is “news” to the Wheeling News-Register?

It’s certainly not young people calling for change

If the Wheeling News-Register is part of your Sunday reading:

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Answer: C, D and E.

Before beginning, a quick glance at today’s papers from around the country might be helpful. This morning, Kiosko.net highlighted the front page of the following five newspapers:

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As you can see, this cross-section of the nation’s papers focused on the various . . .

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March 25, 2018

Have Ogden "newspapers" picked a favorite in WV's Republican senatorial primary?

What looks like a Jenkins' PR release is passed off as front page news

The front pages of both Wednesday Wheeling "newspapers" feature an article about West Virginia Representative and Republican senatorial candidate Evan Jenkins' efforts to pass anti-drug legislation. The morning headline states

Jenkins Pushes Anti-Drug Bills in House

The supportive article describes Jenkins' sponsored drug . . .

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March 21, 2018

Senator Blankenship? (updated 3/21)

Online national media discover the West Virginia senatorial race

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Some highlights:

From Politico:

Those familiar with the party’s deliberations say the results are clear: With a little more than a month until the May 8 primary, Blankenship, a towering figure in West Virginia politics long before this campaign and an avid opponent of unions, has vaulted into essentially a three-way tie with his rivals and . . .

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March 20, 2018

The Intelligencer supports the trophy hunters packing the Trump wildlife protection board

This goes way beyond the foxes guarding the hen house

Last Thursday, the Associated Press distributed the following story on a new federal board:

Trophy hunters pack Trump wildlife protection board

From the article:

Trophy hunters are packed on a new U.S. advisory board created to help rewrite federal rules for importing the heads and hides of African elephants, lions and rhinos. That . . .

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March 19, 2018

Saving Senator Ferns (The Sequel)

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As part of their “Saving Senator Ryan” strategy, the Wheeling News-Register today published an op-ed by our local state senator, Republican Majority Leader Ryan Ferns. In the piece, Ferns explained how the legislature could have done so much if it hadn’t been for teacher raises:

While I know we were all thrilled to be able to provide these . . .

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March 18, 2018

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