More space for Ogden favorite Riley Moore
Riley Moore, Republican candidate for WV Treasurer, gets to attack his opponent in a page 3 op-ed:
$20 Million is West Virginians’, Not Perdue’s
Most of the column is a not-so-thinly-disguised attack upon the current treasurer and it reads like a campaign speech:
Good governance isn’t a talking point; it’s a mandate from the people who hire us to serve. The people of our state deserve no less. One of the guiding principles I have kept close to my heart and conscience as I have served West Virginia is — this is not our money, it’s the people’s money and I will do everything I can to return as much as possible to the people of our great state.
This is the third pro-Moore article this year. How many pieces by or about the current treasurer, John Perdue, have our local papers carried? Zero. Purdue is neither a Republican nor is he related to a former governor or current senator. And Perdue does write op-eds only they aren’t attacks upon his opponent: last December, for example, Perdue wrote a op-ed for the Charleston Gazette-Mail on why parents should consider investing in West Virginia’s Educational Savings Solution.
More attacks on Bernie Sanders
Like its weekday counterparts, the Sunday paper’s syndicated columnists and cartoonists are now attacking the perceived Democratic front-runner, Bernie Sanders. Columnist Marc Thiessen, for example, ties Sanders to Fidel Castro, the Sandinista, the Soviets, and other Cold War favorites. (Hmmm. I wonder why he didn’t link him to Putin?) Today’s political cartoonist depicts Sanders driving a car with Castro, Stalin, Hitler, and Mussolini bumper stickers. (Hitler and Mussolini were socialists? Who knew?) Their editorial page makes no attempt to educate – its attack, attack, attack.
The N-R’s Michelle Malkin moves farther right than CPAC
If you follow politics closely, you’re probably aware that the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held its annual meeting this weekend with Trump as its featured speaker. Nearby was an alternate conference by an organization that is farther right than CPAC and its featured speaker was Michelle Malkin, whose syndicated column appeared today, as it does most Sundays, in the Wheeling News-Register. The Daily Beast recently previewed this weekend’s conference:
CPAC will face a racist rival conference at an undisclosed location nearby: the “America First Political Action Conference,” featuring two speakers who marched in the white supremacist Charlottesville rally in 2017.
Ordinarily, a gathering this fringe wouldn’t mean much for the right—except for the fact that Michelle Malkin, one of the most prominent conservative columnists in the country, is also speaking. Malkin’s headlining role raises questions about how far racist ideas are infiltrating the mainstream right. . . .
Now Malkin, who had a headlining speech at CPAC just last year, is positioning the racist AFPAC variation as the real conservative conference. She’ll appear at the event alongside Fuentes, a Holocaust denier, and Patrick Casey, the leader of a white nationalist group that rebranded after its internal chat logs leaked. Malkin’s appearance at AFPAC raises the embarrassing possibility that plenty of CPAC attendees will head over to AFPAC on Friday night, linking the conservative movement’s leading conference with white nationalists.
By the way, today’s News-Register Malkin column is about how foreign workers are taking American jobs away.
Speaking of CPAC -- in case you missed it, here's how Trump ended his speech:
(Readers can supply their own punchline.)