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Does the Intelligencer support the Trump assertion that the election is rigged? (with 10/21 update)

Covering last night's debate

At 9:30 this morning I turned to Kiosko.net to see how American newspapers were handling last night's debate. (Kiosko prints the front page of major newspapers.) The website usually features some of America's most read newspapers at the top of the page and here are their headlines:

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October 20, 2016

Catching up

News

After reading a number of out-of-town newspapers for a week, I caught up on a week's worth of the Intelligencer earlier today.

The contrast was stark -- most notably on national news coverage. I've always been bothered by the lack of national news in our local papers and consequently I use the internet and . . .

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October 19, 2016

Reading about WV

"Like giving the middle finger to the rest of the country"

This week's New Yorker has a long "reporter at large" article titled "In the Heart of Trump Country" by Larissa MacFarquhar. The reporter spent time in Logan County and she tries to answer the question:

West Virginia used to vote solidly Democratic. Now it belongs to Trump. What happened?

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October 13, 2016

Unintended irony on the editorial pages

Documenting the locals' anti-Clinton agenda 15

Criticizing Trump?! (No, it's an excuse to criticize Bill Clinton.)

The first local editorial that contains any criticism of Donald Trump was published yesterday afternoon. Despite attacks on war heroes, women, Muslims, the handicapped, Mexicans, immigrants, and inner-city residents, neither paper has ever had a negative word to . . .

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October 11, 2016

Fact checking the 2nd presidential debate

Media fact checking of speeches and debates by national news sources is increasing -- most national events which feature speakers now garner multiple news sources checking the accuracy of the speaker or debaters. To the detriment of local readers, however, I can remember only a few times when a Wheeling "newspaper" published one of . . .

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October 10, 2016

No "light of information" on Trump or Hurricane Matthew

The Intelligencer once again fails its readership

On August 24, the Wheeling Intelligencer used the anniversary of its founding to once again tell its readers why the Intelligencer is so important to the Ohio Valley:

Now more than ever, The Intelligencer strives to be the reliable, accurate provider of information for our readers. The so-called “Information Age” often resembles . . .

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October 08, 2016

Which is worse? No supporting evidence or Trump evidence

An anti-Hillary editorial that uses both

Yesterday's Intelligencer editorial, "Reject Clinton Energy Claims," is another in a long line of anti-Clinton editorials and it's use of evidence remains true to Intelligencer form.

No evidence

Take this paragraph for example:

For many families, the cost of government limits on using coal to . . .

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September 30, 2016

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