Old, irrelevant, and recycled editorials
With the exception of the weekend edition when local issues are sometimes addressed, the Wheeling Intelligencer’s daily two editorials are very predictable: one will be an (often-dated) editorial concerning West Virginia from another Ogden West Virginia paper and the other will be a mostly extraneous editorial from an Ogden Ohio paper. In both cases, there will be little relevance to time and place (Wheeling, WV).
Today, for example, the lead editorial, “Organ Donors Make Difference,” is three weeks old and most likely comes from Ogden’s The Inter-Mountain in Elkins. The editorial does make a relevant connection to West Virginia. On the other hand, the three-week-old “Educating Ohio’s Youth” has little significance for West Virginians; it appears to have been first published by Marietta Times.
Yesterday, The Intelligencer led with “Improve Economy In West Virginia” – a three-week old editorial from Ogden’s Inter-Mountain. The second editorial, “Special Election Important,” was more interesting. In addition to being another recycled Ohio editorial from earlier this month, yesterday marks the second time that it was published in the Intelligencer – the exact same editorial originally appeared in the June 7 edition under a different title. (This is not the first time that the Wheeling Intelligencer has recycled its own editorial; I’ve documented at least three other examples.)
Irrelevant and recycled editorials – clearly, what is most important is filling space. Once again, the Intelligencer demonstrates its disdain for its readership.
Trump and Biden
Readers are probably familiar with yesterday’s CNN story on Trump’s handling of the security documents:
Of course, this story did not make it into today’s Intelligencer. However, the editorial page did feature a Michael Barone column and an editorial cartoon about Joe and Hunter Biden. I believe Fox News used to call this "fair and balanced."