More posturing from our local editor – this time on racism
Remembering Ogden’s Bransfield coverage
2019’s biggest local news story was the corruption and sexual scandals surrounding the former bishop of the Wheeling-Charleston diocese, Michael Bransfield. Despite being located in the same city as Bransfield, the Wheeling papers did no investigating of the bishop – that was left to an . . .
Easy for you to say, Mike
Saturday’s Mike Myer column continued the local Ogden papers’ push to end the coronavirus closures. “Shutdowns Cost Lives, Too” describes what Myer considers the gloomy state of affairs that will result from the “nanny-state’s” shutting of the economy: businesses permanently closed, high unemployment, . . .
Today’s Wheeling News-Register: little news, some filler, mostly ads and another questions-with-no-answers Myer column
Perhaps it is time for our local paper to follow Ogden’s Parkersburg paper and get rid of the published Sunday edition?
Only five stories in the entire “news” section
The front page had four of them. Colin McGuire, a reporter from another Ogden paper in Frederick (MD), compiled a report from a couple of Ogden reporters on how residents were adapting to stay-at-home orders. The article contains little, if any, insight; I do not understand why this was . . .
Our local editor looks at national park closings
Today’s Mike Myer column is similar to his April column on the closings precipitated by the spread of the coronavirus: (1) it attempts to make the case for keeping things (in this case, the national parks) open, and (2) it does so by pure assertion.
Early in the column, Myer tells us:
Many national parks shut down . . .
In a column about the coronavirus, the word “Trump” doesn’t appear but it’s still a win-win-win situation for the President and that’s all that matters
Today’s Mike Myer column begins by paraphrasing Ben Franklin (without giving him credit):
Those who would sacrifice their freedom for a little safety deserve neither, it has been said. But we do it all the time, and the civil libertarians don’t seem to have a problem.
(They do have a problem, Mike – you either . . .
On Friday, the Intelligencer wrapped-up a 7,500 word, six-part, front-page series on the pandemic
Unfortunately, it was the 1918 pandemic. Couldn’t this have been summarized in one story with the rest of space devoted to the 2020 pandemic?
Easter Bunny virus news
From Friday, page 7:
Easter Bunny Set . . .
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 . . .