Our local editor renews his attacks on “that woman from Michigan”*
I’ve noted a couple of times this year our local papers’ dislike of strong Democratic women. In March, as the coronavirus spread exponentially, our local Ogden papers singled out Michigan’s governor, Gretchen Whitmer, for special criticism. Since then, we’ve had two Mike Myer columns and at least six editorial cartoons with the governor as . . .
“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 . . .
Posted in: coronaviruswheeling news-register
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 . . .
Posted in: coronaviruscoronavirus maskstrump presidency
“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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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
BREAKING NEWS: Dr. Fauci puts the smack down at @EnergyCommerce hearing when @RepMcKinley tries to blame Dr. Fauci as to why masks were not recommend earlier.
“Oh, so we’re going to play that game, let me explain to you what happened....” . . .
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.. . .
Posted in: coronavirusmike myer
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 . . .