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What's Senator Capito been doing?

(with Thursday update)

Senator Capito and other Republican senators wait for their talking points on the Woodward book

One of today's big national stories was the release of Bob Woodward's book on President Trump, "Rage." Here is the headline at the Washington Post:

Woodward book: Trump says he knew coronavirus was ‘deadly’ . . .

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September 09, 2020

The Wheeling Intelligencer’s Labor Day edition

Ogden’s community newspapers and other issues

Another “one size fits all” editorial

Two weeks ago, the Wheeling Intelligencer printed its annual wish-ourselves-happy-birthday editorial in which the editors bragged about their service to the local community:

Our focus, as always, has been on keeping readers up to speed on local news, including our communities’ . . .

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September 07, 2020

Their silence speaks loudly

What have our local congressman and local Ogden papers had to say about the Trump/veterans story?

I assume (unless Ogden papers are the only source of news) that most of my local readers are aware of the national news stories that has probably garnered the most attention since it broke on Thursday – The Atlantic’s investigation of President Trump’s attitudes towards veterans:

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September 05, 2020

Today’s Intelligencer editorial page continues its “wide range of viewpoints” supporting Trump’s Republican Party

Last week, in one of its periodic self-congratulatory editorials, the Wheeling Intelligencer bragged about the "wide range of viewpoints" on its editorial page. As I noted, last Thursday’s edition included it usual collection of right-wing, far right-wing, and crazy right-wing opinion writers. Today is no different. Yes, there’s . . .

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September 03, 2020

No surprise here: Senator Shelley Moore Capito visits Oglebay Park and gets two-days-worth of front-page Ogden coverage

Up for re-election, West Virginia’s Republican senator gets added to an article about Oglebay’s finances and then gets a free pass on unemployment benefits/stimulus package legislation

Monday’s article by staff writer Joselyn King is titled

Sen. Shelley Moore-Capito Checks In On PPP Spending at Oglebay

Despite the article’s title, most of the article is about the financial condition of the park; the material on the Capito visit looks like it was a late add-on to give Capito some additional . . .

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September 02, 2020

Could it be Air Antifa?

Trump buys a three-month old conspiracy that even the Wheeling Intelligencer eventually realized was a hoax

In early June, many small/medium-sized cities, depending upon social media postings, worried that antifa was about to arrive in their city spreading violence and destruction. Antifa’s supposed arrival often coincided with scheduled protest events. In Wheeling, for instance, the possible confrontation with a protest rally brought about the . . .

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September 01, 2020

More Republican fake news

This evening, Twitter took down a video by the Trump War Room that took a sentence from Biden's speech earlier today out of context. Media Matters' president describes the original video:

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August 31, 2020

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