Just another week of anti-Clinton messaging
Here is a list of last week's anti-Hillary Wheeling Intelligencer editorial page material:
Free Pass Given to Hillary (Thomas)
Hillary Clinton's Non-Indictment May Not Help Her (Barone)
Disqualifying, in a Sane World (Erickson)
Hillary Clinton Has Become Left's Teflon Candidate (Dimond)
Did Comey Learn from Hoover? (Myer)
Clinton Gets Break Not Granted Others
Note -- I could not find anything positive on this week's Intelligencer editorial page.
WV legislator calls for Clinton to be executed
As I've noted on a number of occasions, a more subtle bias can sometimes be found in what is not covered. This was all over the web yesterday -- here's USA Today's version in case you missed it:
Political rivals called on a West Virginia lawmaker to resign Saturday after he suggested on social media that Hillary Clinton be “hung on the Mall in Washington.”
Republican Michael Folk, who represents Berkeley County in West Virginia’s House of Delegates, tweeted Clinton “should be tried for treason, murder and crimes against the U.S. Constitution . . . then hung on the Mall in Washington, DC.”
Folk, a pilot for United Airlines, quickly received backlash online from hundreds of people.
United’s public relations team responded on Saturday that they were “investigating” and handling with “internal teams.”
This morning's Charleston Gazette-Mail has a longer story here which includes an explanation from Folk:
Folk said his tweet was hyperbolic.
“What I called for is for her to be tried and the maximum penalty for treason is death,” Folk said. “Technically it’s not death by hanging. . .”
Hey, I'm glad we cleared that up!
Of course there was nothing about WV Republican Folk's comments in this morning's "newspaper."
Just a thought: I'll bet Folk would be interested in doing an op-ed piece for the Intelligencer editorial page - he'd fit right in.
Update - July 18
This morning's Intelligencer continues to ignore the Folk story -- here's an AP story that was used by a number of newspapers this morning.
Additionally, David Gutman at the Charleston Gazette-Mail is reporting that United Airlines has suspended Folk:
Delegate Michael Folk, a Berkeley County Republican and commercial pilot who called for the public execution of Hillary Clinton has been suspended by his employer, pending an investigation.
“This pilot has been removed from flying pending our investigation,” United Airlines wrote on its Twitter account Sunday evening. “We are appalled by his threatening comments.”