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Reading the weekend opinion sections

(with November 7 update)

Saturday

Front page - "Cole Would Focus on Jobs, Drug Abuse"

The front pages of Wheeling's "newspapers" are sometimes used as an extension of the editorial pages. By using biased headlines, edited AP reports, and editorial-like articles, the papers look to persuade rather than inform. And as we draw . . .

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November 06, 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

Morrisey watch 20

Another op-ed piece

This morning's Intelligencer published an op-ed piece by Attorney General Morrisey which explains his justification for today's appearance before the U.S. Court of Appeals to fight the Clean Power Plan. (Note -- Morrisey op-ed is not on the Intelligencer site. Link is to the Daily Mail editorial page.) A . . .

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September 27, 2016

Odds and ends on a Monday morning

Candidate Doug Reynolds finally gets some local coverage

This morning's Intelligencer had a page 1 story on the Democratic candidate for Attorney General, Doug Reynolds. The article mentioned his background and explained some of his positions. The piece marks the first time this election year that Reynolds has been mentioned, let . . .

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September 26, 2016

Morrisey watch 18

Good news, bad news for Doug Reynolds

The good news for West Virginia Attorney General candidate Doug Reynolds (D) is that for the first time in four months (the day after the West Virginia primary) his name has made it into a Wheeling "newspaper." The bad news is that he's featured in a 950 word hit-piece disguised as an opinion column by Intelligencer editor Mike . . .

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September 11, 2016

Covering/not covering West Virginia elections

Reading the Sunday News-Register

The weekly "Bill Cole for Governor" editorial

How do you know it's Sunday? Easy, check to see if there's a Bill Cole for Governor editorial at the top of the editorial page. Today's editorial is labeled "Turning W.Va. Economy Around" and like his drug plan which was the subject of a previous Sunday . . .

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September 04, 2016

Morrisey watch 17

"Attorneys General Work to Curb Drugs" and in others breaking news "Police Seek to Capture Criminals"

This morning's Intelligencer front page featured yet another non-story in support of Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's re-election bid. Taking up one-third of the front page, we learn that he and Ohio . . .

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August 19, 2016

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