You would think that those who were at the head of line would have some sympathy for those who weren’t
Not necessarily so. Here’s our local congressman, David McKinley:
Nominee for terrible legislator:
“Complaining about not getting enough vaccines is like complaining about the size of your meal," said Rep. David McKinley . . .
Earlier today: Congressman David McKinley admitted that “Trump was responsible for what happened on Wednesday” but then added “so were others”
McKinley also believes that Trump “didn’t intend for someone to break into the Capitol building”
Ready with his false equivalencies, David McKinley (WV-1) was on Hoppy Kercheval’s talk show earlier today. Kercheval asked McKinley if Trump was responsible for the attack on the Capitol. McKinley answered “yes, absolutely” but then he quickly suggested that others were to blame:
”But so was the media, talk shows, social . . .
How WV's congressional delegation voted on the critical votes this week.
Most non-Ogden newspapers that I'm familiar with usually keep its readers informed on how their local congressional delegation voted on important legislation. (If it's not in a story about the bill, it's usually under the headline "How They Voted.") In the absence of such a newspaper locally, here via govtrack.us is how . . .
The WV GOP, AG Morrisey and Governor Justice do their part as Capito and McKinley remain silent
From the West Virginia Republican Party
This fight is not over. President Trump will continue to fight for us, and we will continue to fight for him. The American people are entitled to an honest election. We must ensure every legal vote must be counted. We must investigate any allegations of fraud. pic.twitter.com/DrAcKkZu9e— WVGOP . . .
Yeah, right. A look at our local papers’ coverage of the 2020 West Virginia senate race
Regular readers of Ogden’s Wheeling “newspapers” see them a couple of times a year (especially on the Intelligencer’s or News-Register’s anniversary): self-congratulatory editorials telling readers how “fair and balanced” they are. The News-Register quote in my title is from 2017 but readers can find similar sentiments every year – here’s a . . .
If your news source for local politics is an Ogden paper, you're probably unaware that he has a Democratic opponent
Does our local congressman have an opponent? Yes, David McKinley does have an opponent, Natalie Cline, although local readers would be hard pressed to find much evidence of her candidacy in an Ogden “newspaper.” In June, our local papers noted that Cline won the Democratic primary and would face McKinley for District 1’s House seat in . . .
Transparency? What's that?
At the top of page 4 of this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer is this headline:
Fort Henry Restoration Awarded $1.2M Federal Loan
The article, a rewrite of a Manchin/Capito joint press release, begins:
U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin D-W.Va., members of the Senate . . .