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“Who are you going to believe? Me, or your lying eyes?” On coronavirus, a Wheeling News-Register columnist tells us “The nation’s doing pretty well.”

Really? Compared to what? The paper agrees and won’t let recent statistics ruin an article that affirms its biases – and so it edits out the author’s numbers

Today, the afternoon Wheeling News-Register published an article by syndicated columnist Betsy McCaughey on its editorial page:

Pay Attention to Facts, Not Hype About the COVID-19 Epidemic

The column is yet another in a long line of Ogden articles that argues for downplaying the virus and putting America back to . . .

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July 02, 2020

More on masks and why we're doomed

The morning Intelligencer's editorial page ignored the coronavirus --it was more concerned about statues (three columnists and a cartoon). On the other hand, the afternoon paper did publish a week-old syndicated column supporting the re-opening of the country and an editorial that concluded:

COVID-19 has made somewhat of a . . .

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June 29, 2020

“What About The Next Time?”

A Wheeling News-Register editorial defends Trump’s coronavirus policies without once mentioning his name (with Update)

Yesterday’s lead editorial in the Wheeling News-Register defended President Trump by rewriting America’s short history of dealing with the coronavirus. (Like good propaganda, it rewrites the past in order to explain the present.) The editorial begins:

By the time we knew the enemy at our gates was a viciously specialized foe, it . . .

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June 24, 2020

Odds and ends from around the Web

Fauci whacks McKinley, Trump not kidding on testing, and more

Our local representative, David McKinley, tries to blame Fauci on masks and Fauci has none of it

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June 23, 2020

More on the Wheeling Intelligencer and the coronavirus

Another Mike Myer column on how the virus discriminates

Today’s column, “Disease Can Discriminate, Too,” by the editor tells us that African-Americans have been affected more by the virus than whites. It is the third such column and like the previous ones, the column raises questions without much of an attempt to answer them.

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June 17, 2020

Looking for balanced reporting?

There is none in this WTOV report on covid unemployment fraud

Yesterday, our local Sinclair Broadcasting affiliate, WTOV channel 9, broadcast this report by Jessica Haberley:

NEWS9 Special Assignment: Is the unemployment system promoting fraud?

(Sorry, I could not get the video to set-up for viewing. The summary and the video are on the WTOV website here.)

Haberly . . .

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June 16, 2020

The coronavirus: masks and politics, Trump and Tulsa, and don’t forget Wheeling “newspapers”

The evidence is clear -- wearing masks can clearly reduced the spread of the coronavirus

There are many studies out there that support this conclusion. Here are the two most recent ones. From today’s The Hill:

Masks can reduce coronavirus spread by 40 percent: researchers

Additionally, from a British . . .

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June 12, 2020

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