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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....” . . .
Robert C. Byrd and Moundsville’s mine-resistant/ambush-protected vehicle
A look at the front page of Friday’s Wheeling Intelligencer
Note -- My RSS feed has been a recurring problem for me. In this case, the RSS feed did not go out when this and the previous post were originally published on Friday and Thursday.
Here is the U.S. Army’s description of this vehicle:
The Cougar MRAP can be used in command and control, explosive ordnance . . .
More on the Wheeling Intelligencer and the coronavirus
Another Mike Myer column on how the virus discriminates
Today’s column, “Disease Can Discriminate, Too,” by the editor tells us that African-Americans have been affected more by the virus than whites. It is the third such column and like the previous ones, the column raises questions without much of an attempt to answer them.. . .
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More on racism from the Wheeling Intelligencer editor
Perceptions are everything?
Today’s Mike Myer opinion column continues his Saturday discussion of race relations. In the column, Myer makes the argument that “Perception Really Is Everything”:
Perceptions are everything to us. Reality doesn’t matter as much as what we believe it to be. That’s a key to race relations.
Myer follows this with . . .
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Here we go again!
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 . . .
Some reactions and updates to Ogden’s coronavirus coverage
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, . . .
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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 . . .