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Rounding up the usual suspects

A predictable editorial with a predictable scapegoat

After the Wheeling Intelligencer published four articles of questionable front-page news value in three days from West Virginia University's Academic Media Days, an editorial (or Myer column) was the predictable next step. Today's editorial focused on the first of those four stories in which WVU's President E. Gordon Gee discussed . . .

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June 17, 2018

Mr. Metaphor strikes again (with 6/13 update)

More local front-page coverage for WVU President E. Gordon Gee

Apparently, yesterday was WVU Academic Media Day and our local papers sent reporter Linda Comins to cover the events of the day. The keynote speaker was WVU President E. Gordon Gee (who else could it be?) and thus his comments became front-page news for this morning's Wheeling Intelligencer:

Gee Says West Virginia Forward Initiative Is . . .

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June 12, 2018

Stop the presses -- this is front page news

One more example of the locals' fascination with all things Gee

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I can't make this up. The front page headline reads:

WVU President E. Gordon Gee Visits Wheeling

And the article begins:

Prospective West Virginia University students and their parents got the chance to ask university President Gordon Gee “anything.”

Gee was in Wheeling at Oglebay’s Wilson Lodge on Tuesday as part of the final leg of . . .

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April 18, 2018

WVU president spent $2.2 million in tuition money to pay for private flights (with 3/17 bow tie update)

Pay no attention to appearances, President E. Gordon Gee says it’s “perfectly legitimate”

From reporters Jake Zuckerman and Ryan Quinn in this morning’s Charleston Gazette-Mail:

West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee said the university will look to shift the cost of his flights on private planes to be paid through university donations rather than tuition dollars.

This comes after a report showing Gee spent more than . . .

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March 16, 2018

The locals cover the China/natural gas story

Are we celebrating too soon?

A very large headline in this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer proclaims:

China Making Moves In the Mountain State

The sub-headline tells us:

Deal hailed as major step forward for W.Va.

And the first paragraph gives us the details:

The $83.7 billion a Chinese firm plans to spend developing West Virginia’s . . .

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November 10, 2017

What’s “news” for the Saturday Intelligencer?

Yesterday’s “exhaustive” study by thirteen federal agencies that concluded that humans are the dominant cause of global warming? Or WVU President Gee’s rehashing last Monday of a two-month old study?

Today, on the front page of many U.S. newspapers is a headline similar to this one:

US Report Contradicts Trump Team: Warming Mostly Man-Made

That’s the New York Times headline for an AP article on climate change that begins:

A massive U.S. report concludes the evidence of global warming is stronger than ever, contradicting a favorite . . .

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November 04, 2017

The News-Register attacks Betsy DeVos

Despite having no experience in education, Betsy DeVos became Secretary of Education earlier this year by the narrowest of margins -- a tie-breaking vote by Vice President Pence. Until today, our local "newspapers" have published nothing but kind words about her. If you do a search on their website it yields at least a half-dozen . . .

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June 15, 2017

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