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Trump/McKinley Paycheck Protection Program edition

On Tuesday, our local congressman, David McKinley, retweeted the following from the GOP and the White House:

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April 30, 2020

Today, the Wheeling Intelligencer finally ended its series on the thoughts of West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee

Exaggerations and highlights from four days and 2300 words

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My understanding is that most universities have had to finish this semester online. While that task would present some difficulties, I searched and could not any other university leader who compared their planning to the 1944 D-Day operation or similar undertaking. (Even at universities that serve more students!)

Some . . .

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Posted in: gordon gee

April 29, 2020

Of course he did -- he's Trump's VP (with update)

Mike Pence at the Mayo Clinic and other outrages

The VP at the Mayo Clinic

No mask
Apparently, the clinic . . .

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Posted in: mike pence

April 28, 2020

Is the future of Ogden Newspapers online?

Recently, Ogden's Nashua (NH) Telegraph and the Provo (UT) Daily reduced their print schedules. Will others soon follow?

Yesterday, the Nashua Telegraph told its readers that it would cease daily publication (as of today) and only print a Sunday edition. According to The New Hampshire Center for Public Interest Journalism:

Saying they are “accelerating our move into the future,” The Telegraph of Nashua is moving online and ending its print . . .

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April 27, 2020

Another Trump compilation, Brad Pitt on SNL, and the Noble Prize

Trump stuff from around the Web

Lesson in non-verbal communication: “We stand behind the President”

Trending on Twitter, as I write this, is the Atlantic’s Trump compilation:

SNL

Brad Pitt as Dr. Fauci on SNL:

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April 26, 2020

At yesterday’s coronavirus briefing, President Trump suggested ultraviolet light and injecting disinfectants as possible treatments for the coronavirus (with updates)

Trump covered other subjects -- his briefing is news and yet there is no mention of it in this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer

Here is some video from yesterday’s briefing:

As doctors and Lysol were quick to point out, drinking or injecting a disinfectant is an incredibly dangerous thing to do.

Did our morning “newspaper” cover any of this? . . .

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April 24, 2020

More quotes, tweets, and articles from around the Web

From President Trump earlier today

This is from the same president who reminded us last July 4th of the important role our airports played during . . .

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April 22, 2020

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