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Trump's controversial tariffs, Ogden Newspapers, and Representative McKinley

There's a lot more here than one might think

Our local Ogden papers cover Trump's tariffs

This year, President Trump has put a number of tariffs into place. Our local "newspapers" have, from time to time, printed AP reports which include both sides of the debate. On the editorial page, I could not find any editorials about Trump's actions. I did find one Mike . . .

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July 21, 2018

"Where seldom is heard a discouraging word"

Representative David McKinley on Scott Pruitt

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Perhaps the swampiest of swamp critters in Trump’s cabinet, EPA Secretary Scott Pruitt has finally resigned. I'm not going to list his ethical transgressions -- they are all over the Internet and I assume my readers are familiar with them. Locally, of course, our "newspapers" have consistently defended Pruitt and . . .

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July 08, 2018

Trump, North Korea, and the Nobel Peace Prize

Rolling Stone asks Representative McKinley if he still supports the Trump-for-the-Nobel-Prize letter he co-signed earlier this month

On Friday, Rolling Stone asked the 18 Republican congressman about the letter to the Nobel Peace Prize committee they sent earlier this month: did they still support President Trump for the peace prize?

As of this morning, only three had replied and West Virginia’s David McKinley and Evan Jenkins were not among them. (For the record, . . .

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May 27, 2018

President Trump at his most humble

On whether he deserves the Nobel Peace Prize

From CNN earlier today:

Trump was asked by a reporter while holding a Cabinet meeting at the White House whether he deserved the honor, to which the President replied with a large smile: "Everyone thinks so, but I would never say it."

Everyone?

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May 09, 2018

Congressman McKinley defends Scott Pruitt

Accuses Democrats of McCarthyism

This morning's Washington Post explains

"5 takeaways from Scott Pruitt’s grilling in Congress."

Here's a screen shot of takeaway #4:

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(The video is here.)

Yes, despite major ethical lapses and non-answers to questions about conflicts of interest and excessive spending, some . . .

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April 27, 2018

How does this meet any definition of "news"?

WTRF (Wheeling) recycles an old McKinley news story and then interviews the congressman about the two-week-old event

Some background: Congressman David McKinley questioned the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, on April 11. At that time it was news and McKinley received a great deal of local and nationwide coverage for his questions to the CEO on how Facebook was not dealing with opioid advertising.

Almost two weeks later, here is a screenshot of . . .

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April 24, 2018

As Ogden's coverage of McKinley and Manchin demonstrate: it's not about incumbency, it's about party affiliation

The Ogden papers have dropped all pretense of fairness and objectivity

Yesterday, I once again documented how the Wheeling “newspapers” have totally ignored congressman David McKinley’s opponents in the upcoming elections. Today, let’s compare Ogden's coverage of Republican incumbent McKinley with Democratic incumbent Joe Manchin.

Earlier this week, the locals featured a story about a public debate . . .

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April 08, 2018

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