Are they newspapers or propaganda vehicles?
The biggest story in today’s Wheeling’s papers tells us what is important to Ogden's local newspapers
Which is more newsworthy? The SUV attack in Wisconsin or David McKinley’s reelection?
For our local Ogden papers, that’s easy. Today's biggest story nationally, the SUV attack in Waukesha, can be found on page 6 of both papers. (Sadly, the afternoon News-Register did not even bother to update the morning version with a more . . .
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WV Republican propaganda passing as news in the Wheeling Intelligencer (case #798)
From the front page of today’s Wheeling Intelligencer, here is the headline on a story about West Virginia’s Republican Secretary of State, Mac Warner:
Warner Seeks To Be ‘Good Referee’ Of Elections
And here is our “good referee” at a pro-Trump rally last December:
(I wrote about it here.)
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Today’s Wheeling newspaper editorials call on state leaders to start searching for ideas for WV’s economic transitioning away from coal
Do you know who had a plan 5 years ago?
From today’s editorials:
West Virginia lawmakers know they can’t put it off any longer. They have to start working to help the people who could be left in the lurch as the state’s economy inevitably transitions. Specifically, state House Speaker Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay, and House Minority Leader Doug Skaff, D-Kanawha, announced . . .
Is the front page for informing or propagandizing?
A look at two coal stories
From this morning’s Charleston Gazette-Mail
Feds to invest in W.Va coal communities
And the sub-heading tells us:
Work group report says listening to transition towns should be a priority
The Gazette-Mail story begins:
A group created by President Joe Biden to tackle . . .
Following the scandal surrounding Congressman Matt Gaetz
A look at the coverage by Fox News and the Wheeling Intelligencer
If you follow any national news, you’re probably aware of the growing scandal involving Florida congressman, Matt Gaetz. Here is how these “fair and balanced” news sources have covered this story.
From Business Insider, here is the extent of Fox’s coverage:
On Tuesday night, The New York Times broke . . .
Journalism or propaganda?
Reading the Wheeling News-Register's story about Bluefield’s engineering program
Mostly for selfish reasons, I have tried to stay away from writing about the Bluefield State College proposal to bring engineering courses to the former OVMC medical facility in Wheeling. Writing about that proposal, despite its simple appearance, takes in a lot of topics and territory and I figured that a post on the subject would be hard to . . .
Truth doesn’t matter to the propagandist
The locals print another Branco political cartoon
I haven’t done an exact count, but I would venture a guess that the Wheeling papers’ favorite political cartoonists is A.F. Branco. Last year, for example, the two local papers published at least a dozen cartoons attacking Michigan’s Democratic governor, Gretchen Whitmer, and a number of them were from Branco. (The cartoons badly . . .