The Wheeling Alternative

Taking the “new” out of “newspaper”

Two old (October) stories featured on today’s front pages

1. An October 22 PR release from WVU gets front-page coverage

Here’s a screenshot of the original:

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Here’s that same press release (word-for-word) on the front page of today’s Wheeling newspapers:

WVU Extension Service Program Helps Youth Struggling With Weight, Pre-Diabetes

2. E-Tablets . . .

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December 12, 2019

Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore

Don’t worry, Dorothy – you’re in West Virginia where the landscape is different, but the politics are the same

Trump’s popularity continues: West Virginians and impeachment

MetroNews just released its latest poll by Research America Inc. and probably to no one’s surprise, West Virginians do not support the impeachment of President Trump.

59 percent of West Virginia voters believe Congress should not impeach Trump and that he . . .

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December 11, 2019

A star is born!

Another weekend, another Riley Moore article

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Yes, it's another weekend and time for yet another Ogden article about their new favorite, Riley Moore, candidate for West Virginia state treasurer.

What's the reason for the article?

He visited Wheeling sometime this past week.

How does it begin?

As with the previous two articles, we . . .

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December 07, 2019

Headline in today's Wheeling Intelligencer: "Photo of Correctional Officers Causes Controversy, Outrage"

The article does not include the photo, however.

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"You can't handle the truth"

Periodically, the editor of Wheeling's "newspapers," Mike Myer, devotes a column to examples of political correctness from America's campuses. Myer then scolds these students for their political correctness. (They are, to use right wing slang, . . .

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December 06, 2019

So Much Winning!

Trump and West Virginia

West Virginia is forecast to have America’s worst performing economy over the next six months

As Bloomberg reported earlier today:

West Virginia, a state President Donald Trump campaigned on reviving, is forecast to have the worst-performing economy in the nation over the next six months, Federal Reserve Bank of . . .

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December 05, 2019

The answer: three old PR releases, one AP story and at least one picture of bridge construction

The question: what do we usually find on the Wheeling Intelligencer's front page on Monday?

As is often the case on Mondays, today's Wheeling Intelligencer front page contain little news especially if you believe that a news story ought to be current and relevant. Today’s front page features four stories -- only one of which meets both of those standards. (It's an AP story on the House impeachment inquiry.)

Here are . . .

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December 02, 2019

News from around the Web

Keeping up with the wars on Thanksgiving/Christmas and some interesting polls

Recent polling

It's no longer the Party of Lincoln: Republicans prefer Trump over Lincoln

From Newsweek:

The Economist and YouGov published results of its latest polling on U.S. politics this week. One poll gauged Trump's favorability versus Lincoln, who was the U.S. president between 1861 and 1865 and . . .

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December 01, 2019

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