The "news" section ignores yesterday’s two-hour+ press briefing/campaign rally as its editorial page is filled with Trump’s defenders’ talking points
Here are samples from yesterday’s press briefing
TRUMP: "When somebody is the president of the United States, the authority is total. And that's the way it's gotta be. It's total." pic.twitter.com/zIuiBn1Mhw— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 13, 2020
Readers of the Intelligencer can imagine the outrage had Obama argued that his . . .
On Friday, the Intelligencer wrapped-up a 7,500 word, six-part, front-page series on the pandemic
Unfortunately, it was the 1918 pandemic. Couldn’t this have been summarized in one story with the rest of space devoted to the 2020 pandemic?
Easter Bunny virus news
From Friday, page 7:
Easter Bunny Set . . .
Betting on elections
(See two posts down.)
Local delegate Shawn Fluharty quoted in the Wall Street Journal:
With billionaires in public office, and money already a huge part of U.S. elections, the idea that betting could tarnish the democratic process is “laughable,” Fluharty said.
Some honesty . . .
Despite more news and greater coverage, our local congressman and local “newspapers” continue to ignore the story
Just out, from the San Francisco Chronicle:
Exclusive: Coronavirus cleanup crews on infected Navy ship using T-shirts for masks
Yesterday, in The Hill:
More than 200 sailors aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt test positive for coronavirus
Yesterday, in Politico:
House panel to . . .
The Wheeling Intelligencer and our local representative, David McKinley, have had nothing to say about the Captain Brett Crozier story
I have a hunch that my blog-readers are aware of how Commander Brett Crozier was relieved of his duties for publicly calling attention to an outbreak of coronavirus aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt. In very recent developments, it was announced yesterday that Crozier has tested positive for the coronavirus. This morning, Reuters reported . . .
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Imagine where we'd be right now if John McCain didn't have the courage to deny Mitch McConnell his dream of killing the Affordable Care Act with nothing to replace it.— Amy McGrath (@AmyMcGrathKY) April 3, 2020
Imagine millions more without health insurance during a devastating global pandemic.https://t.co/1OXOm4eUxL
In today's Wheeling News Register, Ogden rebrands their advertising rate cut as a “grant” then looks for praise for what is simply a business necessity (with 3/30 update)
In tough economic times, businesses frequently cut prices in order to survive – so why is Ogden’s actions front-page news?
Not just in the Ohio Valley, but just about everywhere -- the pandemic has closed most local businesses. As a result, local newspapers, which depend primarily on local businesses for most of their revenue, are hurting badly. (For examples, see NPR’s recent coverage.) Our local Ogden papers are no exception. For instance, last Monday’s . . .