Morrisey Watch 21
Can the locals get any more blatant in their partisanship?
Hey, I thought that Joselyn King worked for the Wheeling "newspapers" and not the Patrick Morrisey campaign? (Hmmm -- the thought just occurred to me that maybe they are one-and-the-same.) Both of today's papers carried her front-page (I hesitate to call it a "news report") article on Patrick Morrisey's background for the office of West Virginia Attorney General and there is nothing in the article which could possibly be labeled "news" or even "new." From beginning to end, its 500+ words of pure Republican partisanship (along with a picture). Despite pointing out the obvious, "Patrick Morrisey Running on Record" contains nothing we haven't read before and there's not a discouraging word or even a mention of Morrisey's opponent in the entire piece.
But the morning paper wasn't done. Perhaps to defend him from the TV ads and the critics (obviously not Ogden papers) who have pointed to his coziness with drug suppliers, we learn in the lead editorial that "Morrisey Right in His Objection" to the federal settlement on the EpiPen question. That'll show those critics!
On Monday, I pointed out that the Republican Attorneys General Association had spent $3.9 million to re-elect Morrisey. Today, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported that RAGA had significantly increased its contribution to Morrisey's campaign:
Patrick Morrisey, West Virginia's attorney general, has now benefited from more than $6.4 million in outside spending by the Republican Attorneys General Association in his bid to remain in office.
Somebody (besides our local "newspapers") really wants Morrisey re-elected.