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