Donald Trump last week:
At last night’s debate on Fox Business, no candidate was asked about Trump’s statement. As conservative Bill Kristol noted:
Additionally, I could find no mention, let alone criticism, of Trump’s tweet from the West Virginia GOP or any prominent WV Republican. In fact, just the opposite is occurring as the WV GOP is leading the battle to ensure that Trump remains on the ballot.
Local coverage? From the Intelligencer online search engine, here is the listing of recent Wheeling Intelligencer articles that mention General Milley:
Not surprising, Ogden has said nothing about Trump’s attack on General Milley. Would the Intelligencer have ignored this had Obama, Biden, or any prominent Democrat had said something similar? (Does any local reader believe that the late editor of the Intelligencer, Mike Myer, would have remained silent had any Democrat criticized Milley?)
A final thought: perhaps one of our local papers could editorially remind us (as one did last weekend) how they “owe no allegiance to any special interest or powerful person.”