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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

Trump, Manchin and retired miners

Here's another fact-challenged tweet from President Trump on Thursday:

As fact checker Politifact explained later that day:

Trump’s tweet that "Democrats are blocking their . . .

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April 30, 2017

How would Trump's proposed budget affect West Virginians?

Wheeling "newspapers" give us very little information on that critical question

Last November, the state of West Virginia overwhelmingly supported Donald Trump for president. What does the president's budget do to repay the state? If you read this morning's "newspaper" you did not learn very much about how Trump's proposed budget will affect West Virginians.

The Intelligencer used two AP . . .

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March 17, 2017

"Safeguarding Our Liberty, Prosperity"

Hey, its News Sunshine Week and so we get to read yet another self-congratulatory editorial

Three or four times a year, our local "newspapers" praise themselves for unselfishly doing what is right for their readers (at least as they see it). Anniversaries of both papers' founding are sure things as well as "Newspaper Sunshine Week." With Sunshine Week upon us, today's editorial, "Safeguarding Our . . .

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March 12, 2017

The locals defend President Trump

With false headlines

What does Trump have to do before our local "newspapers" will criticize him? How about racist, misogynistic, homophobic, xenophobic language and sometimes action? No. Not enough. How about evidence-free attacks upon the judiciary or former presidents? Hardly. In two years, the local papers have moved . . .

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March 08, 2017

Sunday's Wheeling News-Register does it part in keeping the "low information voter" uninformed

Today's Sunday paper has no coverage of Trump's wiretap claim

If you go to Kiosko, which displays the front pages of major American newspapers, you'll notice that yesterday's unsubstantiated claim by Donald Trump that former president Obama tapped his phones is headlined on the front pages of all of the newspapers. If . . .

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March 05, 2017

What have WV's senators been doing lately?

Apparently writing op-ed pieces for the Gazette-Mail

Sunday's Charleston Gazette-Mail "Perspective" section featured articles by West Virginia's two senators. Joe Manchin's "W.Va. needs its public schools" had as its subheading "Secretary of Education nominee DeVos would be a poor choice for education." In the article, Manchin explains why he will not . . .

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February 06, 2017

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