Headlines are important. Frequently, it’s all that readers read.
Here’s the headline from The West Virginia Press Association:
U.S. Senators Capito, Manchin announce more than $7 Million in EDA Grants
Senators Manchin and Capito announce more than $7.9 million for workforce and economic investments in West Virginia
From Senator Capito’s congressional website:
CAPITO, MANCHIN ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $7 MILLION IN EDA GRANTS
Contrast those headlines with the one from this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer:
U.S. Senator Capito announces EDA Infrastructure Grants
In fairness to the Intelligencer, Manchin is mentioned twice in the nearly 600 word article.
Wheeling News-Register update
This same article appears on front page of the afternoon News-Register.
On September 22, the News-Register celebrated its anniversary with yet another self-praising editorial that included:
Some news outlets, in both traditional media and online platforms, practice what has been called “advocacy journalism.” That is, they guide their coverage in a manner calculated to advance certain policies and assist specific politicians.
But that is not genuine journalism, as Ogden understood. It is not what the people want and need.
For more than one and one-quarter centuries, we at the News-Register have simply reported the news as accurately and fairly as is within our power.
Ogden hypocrisy and/or cynicism at its finest.