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Karma, anyone?

Lt. Gen Michael Flynn at the Republican Convention leading the crowd in "lock her up"

Given Flynn's illegal actions, I'm sure our local "newspapers" will immediately call for swift punishment for, as yesterday's editorial that referenced Hillary Clinton put it, "behavior that was illegal and damaging to national security." Just kidding.

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February 14, 2017

Reading the Sunday Opinion Section

Plastics

In The Graduate (1967) Benjamin (Dustin Hoffman) gets advice from a friend of the family: "I want to say one word to you. Just one word. . . . Plastics." I thought of the movie as I read Friday morning's Intelligencer front page. You may have been as stunned as I was that the top story was

Ohio . . .

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January 08, 2017

Documenting the locals' anti-Clinton agenda 20

For our local "newspapers," she may be gone but she won't be forgotten

What's a biased "newspaper" to do when longtime targets are no longer on the scene? Perhaps like Louisiana Republicans who held President Obama responsible for the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, they'll continue to ignore factual details and continue their hate fest. For instance, I suspect that our locals . . .

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November 30, 2016

"History is written by the victors." (Winston Churchill)

Mike Myer begins the writing process

Today's Mike Myer column, "Take Him Seriously, Not Literally," argues that Trump supporters don't believe that he will actually carry out what he promised to do:

Meanwhile, a vast formerly inactive majority of Americans took Trump very seriously — but not literally.

He spoke for them, but in many cases, . . .

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November 13, 2016

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

Anti-Clinton editorial streak is alive in both papers

Local editorials by the numbers

As of Wednesday morning, November 2:

Number of consecutive editions of the Wheeling Intelligencer in which they have printed an anti-Clinton editorial: 5

Number of consecutive editions of the Wheeling News-Register in which they have printed an anti-Clinton editorial: 3

Number of new things we have learned about . . .

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November 02, 2016

The shorter version of recent local editorials about Clinton and the Democrats

If you've read them, you can probably skip this post. Here are the shorter versions of three day's worth of anti-Clinton editorials.

Saturday

"Voting for Trump Is Not Enough"

The shorter version: you must vote for Bill Cole for governor because Jim Justice is a Democrat and he might support . . .

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October 31, 2016

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