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Yesterday’s news tomorrow: the Wheeling Intelligencer ignores Monday’s biggest story (with updates)

Not surprisingly, it’s about President Trump

Yesterday afternoon the office of President Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, was raided by federal agents. Documents were seized, and the president reacted angrily. The Associated Press’ first stories on the seizure appear to have gone out shortly after 4 PM. (Here is an early version.) Later that hour, local television news began to . . .

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April 10, 2018

Trump in West Virginia

Thursday, April 5

Manchin gets his reward for cozying to Trump

From CNBC:

President Donald Trump quickly turned a tax reform event in West Virginia into a broad political venting session Thursday, including repeated swipes at the state's vulnerable Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin.

Flanked by Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.V., and West . . .

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April 05, 2018

Additional reaction to Sinclair Broadcasting's "commitment to reporting facts"

Trump, Oliver, Sinclair and Scarborough

The Deadspin videos (see one post down) have gone viral and helped to increase awareness of what Sinclair Broadcasting is trying to do to local TV news. Here are some of the reactions:

From President Trump:

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April 02, 2018

The Wheeling Intelligencer deals with sexual assault

Today’s editorial comes out against sexual assault but ignores recent actions by Trump’s education department

This morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorial on sexual assault, ”Keeping Campus Safe for Women,” uses a recent increase in sexual assault at Ohio State University to argue that the university needs to act:

If . . .

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October 09, 2017

Which politician has the highest current approval rating in West Virginia?

The latest MetroNews Poll is out

Earlier today, MetroNews published its poll of approval/disapproval ratings for West Virginia's politicians. Here are the results:

  • Manchin 51% approval, 34% disapproval

  • Trump 48% approval, 39% disapproval

  • Capito 40% approval, 38% disapproval

  • Justice 34% approval, 44% . . .

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August 31, 2017

A professional wrestler, a Mike Myer column and a Trump tweet

Are they related?

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Virginian Dan Harnsberger has been the subject of several media stories this week. In case you missed them, Harnsberger is a real estate agent by day and a professional wrestler for Appalachian Mountain Wrestling by night. It’s his wrestling name and his persona that has generated the interest: Harnsberger is the Progressive Liberal . . .

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July 02, 2017

Ignoring, burying, then biasing negative Trump stories

It's just Wheeling "newspapers" doing their job supporting the Trump presidency

As can be seen by perusing other newspapers, yesterday's top national news story was former Attorney General Sally Yates telling senators that she had warned President Trump about Michael Flynn. Here is a sample from Kiosko.net:

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While it made it to the front page of every newspaper on Kiosko, Wheeling's . . .

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May 10, 2017

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