Some additional thought on the celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Our popular culture has a way of subduing ideas that threaten the establishment. The revolutionary ones get lost, changed, or rendered unusable. Still others are exploited and eventually commodified. In 2021, would King even recognize his ideas in our popular culture?
My post from Monday has remained with me; this morning I looked . . .
Our local editor asks us a loaded question to further the Republican cause
”Are you still beating your wife?”
How do you answer this question? Built into the question is a hidden premise: that at some time or another, you have beaten your wife. Consequently, if you answer “yes,” you’re admitting that you are currently beating your wife and if you say “no,” you are admitting that you used to beat her but now . . .
Ogden “newspapers” to its Wheeling readers: forget about that landfill outside Steubenville, we now have a new president to trash
The editor of the Wheeling News-Register gives us an editorial preview of the paper's next four years
My hunch is that, for our local Wheeling papers, Joe Biden’s election victory over Donald Trump was one of those “bad news, good news” situations. The bad news for Ogden is obvious: come January, Donald Trump will no longer be president. The good news is that, at long last, Ogden’s Wheeling’s editorial page will have something to criticize . . .
Our local editor on West Virginia’s spike in coronavirus cases
From today’s column, “Backsliding Into a Wave Of Death in West Virginia,” by local editor Mike Myer:
It appears some have decided the coronavirus scare is a plot to erode their personal liberties. If so, it’s a heckuva well-done one. The last time I looked, COVID-19 had killed more than 191,000 Americans.
The sky . . .
More Ogden contributions to Capito’s and McKinley’s reelection campaign, another evidence-free column by the editor, and guess who is the target of the paper’s political cartoon
A 1400 word article (1/3 of which are direct quotes) toward Senator Capito’s re-election campaign
Ogden Newspaper political reporter, Steven Allen Adams, has written another article in Ogden's continuing efforts to re-elect West Virginia's incumbent Republican senator, Shelley Moore Capito. (See here for my discussion of the . . .
Our local editor renews his attacks on “that woman from Michigan”*
I’ve noted a couple of times this year our local papers’ dislike of strong Democratic women. In March, as the coronavirus spread exponentially, our local Ogden papers singled out Michigan’s governor, Gretchen Whitmer, for special criticism. Since then, we’ve had two Mike Myer columns and at least six editorial cartoons with the governor as . . .
Fauci whacks McKinley, Trump not kidding on testing, and more
Our local representative, David McKinley, tries to blame Fauci on masks and Fauci has none of it
BREAKING NEWS: Dr. Fauci puts the smack down at @EnergyCommerce hearing when @RepMcKinley tries to blame Dr. Fauci as to why masks were not recommend earlier.
“Oh, so we’re going to play that game, let me explain to you what happened....” . . .