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Inquiring minds want to know, Congressman: which side would you have been on?

Congressman David McKinley (WV-1) refers to the Civil War as the War of Northern Aggression

This afternoon, I worked on a blog post about how West Virginia media have uncritically covered David McKinley (WV-1) on the impeachment issue. (I’ll publish it tomorrow.) In researching the coverage, I noticed that the congressman discussed the issue on Hoppy Kercheval’s talk show on MetroNews Radio last Friday* and so I listened to the . . .

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November 28, 2019

Our local congressman explains his vote on the impeachment inquiry

No surprises, here: McKinley simply repeats the Republican talking points

This morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer reports that all three of West Virginia’s representatives voted against the formal resolution to open impeachment hearings. In the article, local representative David McKinley once again quotes Alexander Hamilton to justify his opposition to impeachment:

“Our founding fathers never intended . . .

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November 01, 2019

What’s up with West Virginia’s congressional delegation?

Breaking the law and accumulating wealth

Send in the clowns? (Crashing a congressional hearing)

You’re now probably familiar with Wednesday’s story of how a group of Republican representatives stormed a restricted-access impeachment committee meeting. Here’s the New York Times account:

House Republicans ground the impeachment inquiry to a halt for hours on . . .

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October 25, 2019

Today the House voted to condemn Trump's decision to withdraw from Syrian

How did West Virginia's representatives vote?

As news sources reported earlier today:

The House on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to condemn President Donald Trump's withdrawal of American forces from northern Syria.

Despite stark divisions over Democrats' Trump impeachment inquiry, Democrats and Republicans banded together and approved a nonbinding resolution . . .

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October 16, 2019

The "new and improved" Republican talking points on impeachment

Representative McKinley embraces both

Time wrote on Thursday about the Republican talking points:

As public opinion swings against the President, and in favor of impeachment proceedings, some have also embraced a careful strategy, describing their unwillingness to support the House Democrats’ inquiry as merely pragmatic: it’s a distraction from other important . . .

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October 13, 2019

Bridge pictures, Ohio editorials, but no McKinley

Reading today's Intelligencer

A quick summary of today’s morning "Wheeling" newspaper

The front-page features two stories about bridges with three bridge pictures. The front-section article with the largest headline is

Police: 3 Suspected of Killing Witness at Dallas Cop’s Trial

(Why the big headline, or for that matter, the . . .

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October 09, 2019

The Wheeling News-Register tells us that they report the news “accurately and fairly”

Yes, that’s the first thing that comes to mind when I think of our local Ogden “newspapers”

A month ago, it was the Wheeling Intelligencer. Today, it’s the News-Register’s turn for yet another self-praising editorial. From this morning’s editorial:

Some news outlets, in both traditional media and online platforms, practice what has been called “advocacy journalism.” That is, they guide their coverage in a manner . . .

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September 22, 2019

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