Our local editor tells us that he’s “been the little newspaper editor who cried wolf” on the coronavirus
Has he been? A look at the Wheeling Intelligencer’s coverage of the coronavirus
Saturday’s column by Ogden’s local editor, Mike Myer, is about pandemics and how quickly they can spread. Early in “COVID-19 Is Deadly Wakeup Call,” Myer explains that this is the reason why he is so concerned:
Well, how quickly can a benign virus, unable to even penetrate human cells, develop that ability? As little as two . . .
Mike Myer advises us not to play the “blame game”
Local Ogden editor Mike Myer’s column, “Blame Game Is Severe Side Effect,” in today’s Wheeling News-Register, asks us to refrain from what he calls the “blame game” in assessing the coronavirus pandemic. Here's his conclusion which I believe adequately summarizes the point he's trying to make:
COVID-19 isn’t the first . . .
The top-of-the-page headline featured this morning in major national newspapers was yesterday’s pardons by President Trump. Typical was the Washington Post’s:
Trump grants clemency to high profile names
Similarly, here is the AP story that made it into 2,300 news sources:
11 big and not-so-big names . . .
A front-page article
Yesterday’s edition of the Wheeling News-Register covers some of the reactions to the recent letter by the Freedom from Religion Foundation to the Wheeling City Council concerning the prayer at the beginning of its regular meetings. The first is a front-page article by reporter Alan Olson on the controversy. Even . . .
President Trump explaining why the day is important
It was exactly three years ago today, January 20, 2017, that I was sworn into office. So appropriate that today is also MLK jr DAY. African-American Unemployment is the LOWEST in the history of our Country, by far. Also, best Poverty, Youth, and Employment numbers, ever. Great!— Donald . . .
He doesn’t blame the trainees, he blames education. I disagree.
Last week, local editor Mike Myer argued that the “Fault Is Ours, Not Trainees.’” In that column, Myer contrasted today’s students with those who grew up after World War II:
West Virginians then understood what the Nazi salute stood for — murderous, organized, institutional evil.
Do younger people, not just here but in other . . .
Headline in today's Wheeling Intelligencer: "Photo of Correctional Officers Causes Controversy, Outrage"
The article does not include the photo, however.
"You can't handle the truth"
Periodically, the editor of Wheeling's "newspapers," Mike Myer, devotes a column to examples of political correctness from America's campuses. Myer then scolds these students for their political correctness. (They are, to use right wing slang, . . .