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Defending and praising Congressman David McKinley

It is the least the Wheeling Intelligencer can do for an Ogden favorite

Two weeks after an event that was ignored by the paper when it happened, today’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorial praises local representative David McKinley for his actions.

On Tuesday, June 23, Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testified before Congress. In that hearing, . . .

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July 10, 2020

Looking for balanced reporting?

There is none in this WTOV report on covid unemployment fraud

Yesterday, our local Sinclair Broadcasting affiliate, WTOV channel 9, broadcast this report by Jessica Haberley:

NEWS9 Special Assignment: Is the unemployment system promoting fraud?

(Sorry, I could not get the video to set-up for viewing. The summary and the video are on the WTOV website here.)

Haberly . . .

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June 16, 2020

Hey, Intelligencer, where’s the part about “canine hunger for petting”?

Before local readers give the morning “newspaper” credit for carrying Tuesday’s George Will column, perhaps they should compare the Intelligencer version with the original

Yes, I was a bit surprised. This morning, when I opened the Wheeling Intelligencer's editorial page, I saw what looked like George Will’s syndicated column that I had written about on Tuesday. (See two posts down.) In that blog post, I noted how Will had harsh words for President Trump but reserved his sharpest criticism for Republican . . .

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June 05, 2020

Reporting the Trump/Manchin story

More misrepresentation and bias from the Wheeling Intelligencer

On page 2 of today's Wheeling Intelligencer, our local “newspaper” prints a little over half of an AP story that documents the feud between President Trump and West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin. Comparing today's printed article with the Associated Press original, I found that the Intelligencer edited out a sentence explaining the . . .

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February 11, 2020

The Wheeling News-Register tells us that they report the news “accurately and fairly”

Yes, that’s the first thing that comes to mind when I think of our local Ogden “newspapers”

A month ago, it was the Wheeling Intelligencer. Today, it’s the News-Register’s turn for yet another self-praising editorial. From this morning’s editorial:

Some news outlets, in both traditional media and online platforms, practice what has been called “advocacy journalism.” That is, they guide their coverage in a manner . . .

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September 22, 2019

“It’s the same old song” (with apologies to the Four Tops)

Reading the Sunday Wheeling News-Register

The front page

More self-promotion masquerading as news

Easily the biggest article on the front page of today's Wheeling News-Register is the 700-word story (with picture) promoting Ogden’s Corporate Cup Challenge which is two months away. Not unlike the 1900 words on Ogden’s “Tough as Nails Urban Challenge” two weeks . . .

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March 31, 2019

Ogden "fair and balanced" headline #473

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Here is the headline that today's Wheeling News-Register put on this same AP article:

Trump Fields Insulting Questions Alleging Close Ties With Russia

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January 14, 2019

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