A short time ago, the New York Times posted an article about the government shutdown:
Pressure Builds on Senate to End Shutdown as Trump Prepares a Visit
Here’s the lede:
President Trump, hours after making a direct televised appeal to the nation, is facing growing uneasiness within his party that . . .
Just kidding! (Fact-checking was probably dropped in order to make room for two large pictures of the Interstate 70 construction zone)
Fox News, CNN, MSNBC
Telling Fox News that Trump has a right to declare a state of emergency and build his wall
From Real Clear Politics and Fox News:
On Fox News, Senator Joe Manchin stressed the importance of ending the government shutdown. Manchin said he would support President Trump's state of emergency and proposed wall funding in . . .
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A suggestion for our local editor – read your own newspaper
In yesterday's column*, “Bringing Them Back to W.Va.”, Wheeling News-Register editor Mike Myer begins by documenting West Virginia’s population decline. Myer then wonders why young people are leaving the state and what the state can do to bring those who have left back to the state. On these latter points, Myer does no research -- . . .
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2018 Worst Article
How about a November 1500 word front-page story (one of the longest local articles of the year) about a Republican state legislator (Riley Moore) from the eastern panhandle who lost his reelection bid? Readers might wonder how this is news for anyone living in West Virginia's northern . . .
Posted in: 2018 awards
On the front page
Biggest story by headline and picture-size is
Plans Made For The New Year
The sub-headline tells us:
Many Residents of the Ohio Valley are Making Resolutions for 2019
Really? This article looks like one of those local news satires found at The Onion.. . .
Turnpike fees and a Kasich veto
Turnpike fees are going up
Yes, that's what Ogden's state news reporter, Steven Allen Adams, tells us on the front page of this morning's Wheeling Intelligencer:
Turnpike Tolls To Rise In 2019
Adams and the Intelligencer are a bit late to this story, however. Here is the AP report from June 7 . . .