The locals ignore another important Trump story
If you get your news from any other source than our local “newspapers,” I’m sure that you are aware of the controversial call from President Trump to the widow of one of the soldiers killed in Niger. Here are today’s front page headlines from two national newspapers:
New York Times:
Condolence Call To Widow Ignites Trump Imbroglio
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There’s no news here but that doesn't matter -- maybe it will help their re-election campaigns
Wednesday: McKinley tells Rotarians “coal needs to remain a major part of America’s energy mix”
That’s the breaking news. The front page article also includes the following:
To the Wheeling Rotary Club on Tuesday, McKinley said his No. 1 concern, overall, is jobs.
“We’re talking about taking care of people. I am supportive of wind and solar, . . .
Because that’s what they do
Despite its title, "Don't Just Dismiss Pipeline Concerns," today’s News-Register editorial* primarily focuses on the recent vote to approve two pipelines by the Federal Energy Regulation Commission:
FERC approval came in a 2-1 vote by the agency’s commissioners. Two appointed by President Donald Trump voted in favor. An Obama . . .
Poll shows some erosion since January
From Morning Consult polling:
Morning Consult's conclusion:
Overall, though, West Virginia carries relatively strong Trump support — tied with Alabama for seconded highest in the country as of September — from a base that continues to be impressed with Trump’s protectionist trade stances, staunch defense of the coal industry and brash . . .
Local station WTOV's parent company continues to make news
Today in Salon, Charlie May writes about how the right wing media company has been ignoring requests from the government's regulatory agency:
Right-wing Sinclair Broadcast Group snubs FCC, gets away with it
The subheading reads:
Sinclair’s loyalties lie with the president — which is perhaps why they get a free pass just as Trump . . .
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A look at the Wheeling Intelligencer’s coverage and celebration of the Trump Administration’s override of the Clean Power Plan
National coverage --- editing an AP report
The front page headline of this morning's Wheeling Intelligencer reads:
Trump Administration To Get Rid of Obama's Clean Power Plan
and what follows is the first two-thirds of the AP story. Of course, what was dropped tells another story that local readers don't need to read:
Despite . . .
Today’s editorial comes out against sexual assault but ignores recent actions by Trump’s education department
This morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorial on sexual assault, ”Keeping Campus Safe for Women,” uses a recent increase in sexual assault at Ohio State University to argue that the university needs to act:
If the risk to women has . . .