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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

Hey, Intelligencer -- you left out the third paragraph of this morning's AP report on the Trump/Democrat meeting to end the government shutdown

The front page of this morning's Wheeling Intelligencer carried part of an Associated Press report on yesterday's meeting between President Trump and Democratic leaders to end the government shutdown. Unfortunately for local readers, the Intelligencer skipped the AP's third paragraph. (The missing paragraph is in bold.)

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January 10, 2019

Did the Justice Department release something important yesterday?

I must be wrong – there’s nothing about it in this morning’s Intelligencer

If you watched any national news yesterday on network or cable channels, the top story was the same. If you go to Kiosko, you'll find that all five of today’s featured papers plus The Wall Street Journal placed it at the top of their front page. As the Associated Press headlined it in one of its many reports:

Watchdog: Comey . . .

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June 15, 2018

Anniversary time

Same old, same old

It’s August 24, the day that the Wheeling Intelligencer was founded in 1852. Of course, the anniversary is an excuse for an editorial telling us what a great job they are doing in serving their readers. In a long lifetime of personal and professional media observation, I have never seen a media entity praise itself to the extent that Ogden . . .

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August 25, 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

Not covering then only partially-covering the immigration order

The locals pursue their pro-Trump agenda

Sunday -- ignoring the story

President Trump's immigration order became a major news story on Saturday evening. Here's an Associated Press dispatch at 6:40 PM that evening:

A U.S. federal law enforcement official says any non-U.S. citizen from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia or Yemen is now barred from . . .

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January 30, 2017

Election Day odds and ends

Intelligencer stays true to form

The largest headline on this morning's front page tells us:

Candidates Make Their Final Pitches

The report is yet another example of the Intelligencer's "fair-and-balanced" political reporting: a little over 20% of the article covers the Democrats as most . . .

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November 08, 2016

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