A Wheeling News-Register editorial defends Trump’s coronavirus policies without once mentioning his name (with Update)
Yesterday’s lead editorial in the Wheeling News-Register defended President Trump by rewriting America’s short history of dealing with the coronavirus. (Like good propaganda, it rewrites the past in order to explain the present.) The editorial begins:
By the time we knew the enemy at our gates was a viciously specialized foe, it . . .
Fauci whacks McKinley, Trump not kidding on testing, and more
Our local representative, David McKinley, tries to blame Fauci on masks and Fauci has none of it
BREAKING NEWS: Dr. Fauci puts the smack down at @EnergyCommerce hearing when @RepMcKinley tries to blame Dr. Fauci as to why masks were not recommend earlier.
“Oh, so we’re going to play that game, let me explain to you what happened....” . . .
A look at the front page of Friday’s Wheeling Intelligencer
Note -- My RSS feed has been a recurring problem for me. In this case, the RSS feed did not go out when this and the previous post were originally published on Friday and Thursday.
Here is the U.S. Army’s description of this vehicle:
The Cougar MRAP can be used in command and control, explosive ordnance . . .
Today’s Wheeling “newspapers” donate almost 1300 words to Senator Shelley Moore Capito’s reelection campaign
It's the least they could do for an Ogden favorite
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The Ogden Newspaper effort
It’s easily the largest article in either of today’s paper. The front-page story
Sen. Capito Urges Support For Senate Police Reform Bill
is by Ogden’s political reporter, Steven Allen Adams, and it . . .
Another Mike Myer column on how the virus discriminates
Today’s column, “Disease Can Discriminate, Too,” by the editor tells us that African-Americans have been affected more by the virus than whites. It is the third such column and like the previous ones, the column raises questions without much of an attempt to answer them.. . .
There is none in this WTOV report on covid unemployment fraud
Yesterday, our local Sinclair Broadcasting affiliate, WTOV channel 9, broadcast this report by Jessica Haberley:
NEWS9 Special Assignment: Is the unemployment system promoting fraud?
(Sorry, I could not get the video to set-up for viewing. The summary and the video are on the WTOV website here.)
Haberly . . .
Some tweets you may find interesting on a late Spring day
None dare call it plagiarism
Okay, let's just call it an interesting parphrase of Neville Chamberlain. Historian Jack Pitney on yesterday's address by the president at West Point:
Trump: "It is not the duty of our military to solve ancient conflicts in faraway lands, that no one has ever heard of." His writers plagiarized . . .