In a column about the coronavirus, the word “Trump” doesn’t appear but it’s still a win-win-win situation for the President and that’s all that matters
Today’s Mike Myer column begins by paraphrasing Ben Franklin (without giving him credit):
Those who would sacrifice their freedom for a little safety deserve neither, it has been said. But we do it all the time, and the civil libertarians don’t seem to have a problem.
(They do have a problem, Mike – you either . . .
I am honored @realDonaldTrump has selected me to serve on his Congressional Economic Task Force. I look forward to working with him to chart a path forward to reopening our country and rebuilding our economy.— Shelley Moore Capito (@SenCapito) April 16, 2020
From CBS News:
The White House released the names of the . . .
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For the Wheeling Intelligencer, there are no other points of view
I had planned to blog about something else today but then I turned to the Wheeling Intelligencer’s editorial page and saw all three of the paper’s syndicated columnist making the same point: regardless of the consequences, we need to get America back to work now. (These follow a similar column yesterday.)
Here’s Ben Shapiro:. . .
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Is citing Sweden the best argument for opening the country?
From time to time, Donald Trump, some of his administration, and several Republicans and libertarians have advocated that we soon end the shutdown, go back to work, and practice limited social distancing. Some of these proponents argue that we should adopt what Sweden has done, which, as opposed to its Scandinavian neighbors, does not follow . . .
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The "news" section ignores yesterday’s two-hour+ press briefing/campaign rally as its editorial page is filled with Trump’s defenders’ talking points
Here are samples from yesterday’s press briefing
TRUMP: "When somebody is the president of the United States, the authority is total. And that's the way it's gotta be. It's total." pic.twitter.com/zIuiBn1Mhw— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 13, 2020
Readers of the Intelligencer can imagine the outrage had Obama argued that his . . .
As usual, the Monday Intelligencer consists of week-old local news and PR releases
The top story:
Wheeling Taking Steps to Fix Flooding Problems
This story tells us that the city is taking steps to fix the flooding that has become a problem in parts of the city. The city announced these steps six days ago.
Residents Speak In . . .
On Friday, the Intelligencer wrapped-up a 7,500 word, six-part, front-page series on the pandemic
Unfortunately, it was the 1918 pandemic. Couldn’t this have been summarized in one story with the rest of space devoted to the 2020 pandemic?
Easter Bunny virus news
From Friday, page 7:
Easter Bunny Set . . .