Some questions about the debt ceiling bill and the Mountain Valley Pipeline
How does a pipeline end up in a debt ceiling bill?
Let’s follow the money:
From Open Secrets: the pipeline’s builder, NextEra, gave $2,812,358 to legislators for the 2021-22 cycle which put them in the top 1% of all donors. Here are the top recipients of their 2022 senatorial political funding:
(Schumer . . .
Ogden Newspapers covers Trump’s Youngstown rally
Ogden reporter David Skolnick’s piece is balanced but does he tell us enough -- most importantly, what about the fascists?
Former president Donald Trump held a political rally in nearby Youngstown, Ohio on Saturday. Rather than ignoring the rally, today’s Wheeling Intelligencer used the story filed by a reporter from Ogden’s Youngstown Vindicator, David Skolnick. Skolnik’s coverage of Trump’s is balanced; it provides some of what Trump and Republican senate . . .
How's Fox News handling the Mar-a-Lago search?
Inquiring minds want to know!
Last night, Fox created fake news by altering a photograph:
Brian Kilmeade, filling in for Tucker Carlson tonight, shared a clearly fake, photoshopped image of the judge involved in approving the Mar-a-Lago warrant pic.twitter.com/W3cxHdy6id— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 12, 2022
That's despicable. (It was also a sloppy . . .
The Wheeling Intelligencer continues to shill for Congressman David McKinley’s campaign
Today’s paper include a rewrite of a McKinley press release and their political reporter’s coverage of “a document being circulated”
A McKinley press release posing as news
Today’s Wheeling Intelligencer continues its efforts to help David McKinley secure the Republican nomination in West Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District with this front-page article:
McKinley Wants to Revive National Coal Council
In the article’s first sentence, . . .
Misspellings? Sentences and articles cutoff in mid-sentence? Articles and columns repeated? Sorry, readers, but the Wheeling Intelligencer can no longer afford an editor to keep these mistakes from happening
Yes, but the paper still employs an editor whose job it is to alter Associated Press articles so that there will be minimal criticism of West Virginia Republicans
First reference to a news source
How should a news source be referenced? Should we use his/her full name or just the last name? What about their credentials? To answer these and similar questions, most major news sources use a stylebook – a reference work that standardizes how news is written. The Associated Press Stylebook requires . . .
Some thoughts on covering West Virginia elections
A look at how Ogden and its political reporter do their part for the Republican Party
On Tuesday, I wrote about the Wheeling Intelligencer's editorial celebrating their birthday as a newspaper and in particular, the "wide range of opinion" found on their editorial page. Beyond the Intelligencer's "wide range," another sentence in the editorial got me thinking about the paper's election coverage: . . .
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Fox News now requires masks, daily health screenings, and a vaccine pass system of all employees
What has happened to FREEDOM at Fox News?
From Media Matters earlier today:
In an internal Fox memo obtained by Adweek, the company announced on Tuesday that in response to the delta variant, it was instructing “all employees —whether on site as part of our essential workforce or working remotely,” to enter their vaccination status into a human resources database. . . .
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