Same story, different emphasis: A tale of two papers
Should the emphasize be on investment and jobs or Narcissistic Joe?
(Note -- we've had some problems with the RSS notification feed. It now appears to be working. This article, like the previous one, was written yesterday and refers to that day's editions.)
Which is more important? Toyota to invest $240 million in WV or Joe Manchin upset that the proposed Build Back Better gives a tax break to union-made electric vehicles?
From the top of the front page of Friday’s Charleston Gazette Mail:
And here is their lede:
Toyota officials announced that West Virginia is leading the charge in the company’s electrified future by making a $240 million to bring a new, dedicated line of hybrid transaxles to its Buffalo plant.
From the front page of Friday’s Wheeling Intelligencer:
And their lede:
U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin made it clear Thursday that he would not support an electric vehicle tax break within the $1.75 trillion Build Back Better social spending bill that would hinder Toyota’s plans to expand at the Putnam County plant.
The G-M story does get to Manchin’s objection in the 15th paragraph; the Intelligencer mentions the $240 million amount in the 4th paragraph.
Despite what Manchin and the Intelligencer may think, he is not always the story. I think the G-M provided the better coverage.