Baseball and newspapers on the cheap 2
Two months ago, I wrote a post about how Bob Nutting essentially runs the Ogden newspaper chain and the Pittsburgh Pirates the same way: do it as cheaply as possible and don’t worry about the quality of the product -- the profits will be there.
Here’s an update on how that business plan is working for the Nutting-owned Pittsburgh Pirates.
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With pictures of Ryan Ferns and Robin Capehart
The accompanying pictures explain a lot
This morning’s top-of-the-front-page story in the Wheeling News-Register is, of course, the West Virginia teachers strike which looks like it may continue. Under the headline are two pictures which probably say more to answer the “why” of the school strike than the 700 words that follow.
One of the . . .
Yet another fox for the henhouse: Dow Chemical lawyer to oversee Trump administration's response to hazardous spills and toxic sites
From the Associated Press earlier today:
President Donald Trump on Friday tapped a chemical industry insider to run the Environmental Protection Agency office that oversees emergency response to hazardous spills and cleanups of the nation’s most toxic sites.
The White House announced that Trump has nominated Peter C. Wright to serve as EPA’ . . .
Capito still opposed to gun legislation
On Wednesday, President Trump surprised Republican lawmakers and the NRA by making statements that he would support some forms of gun legislation. Late yesterday, the New York Times and other news sources reported that the President, after meeting with the NRA, was backing away from that position:
The top lobbyist for the National Rifle . . .
And the Wheeling News-Register can only tell us that there are "plenty of reasons" while ignoring the obvious one
From the editorial* in Wednesday’s Wheeling News-Register:
Plenty of explanations are being offered for a disturbing report issued this week. Anti-Semitic incidents in the United States last year were up 57 percent from 2016, according to the Anti-Defamation League.
This is yet another opinion piece that ignores the original story to go . . .
NRA-backed proposal passes WV House of Delegates 85 - 14
From the Associated Press:
W.Va. House Backs Employee Guns in Locked Cars
The article explains:
West Virginia's House has voted 85-14 to let employees bring loaded guns to their workplaces as long as they are locked in their cars.
The bill, titled the "Business Liability Protection Act," now goes to the Senate.
Supporters say . . .
An ill-informed, mean-spirited, dated editorial from the Wheeling News-Register that adds nothing to our understanding of free speech issues (with 2/28 and 3/2 updates)
This afternoon's Wheeling News-Register editorial, "Defend Free Speech, Don't Discourage It," is one of its worst (on many levels) in at least a couple of months. The editorial is about the University of Washington's decision to require a campus Republican group to provide $17,000 upfront for security in order to bring a . . .