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“Never Ever Back Down” *

Forget fairness, ethical journalism, and what the president has previously said -- Wheeling “newspapers” go all-in for Trump on immigration

The morning Wheeling Intelligencer carried the first half of this AP story:

Trump Vows He Will ‘Never Ever Back Down’ on Wall

As they often do with Trump articles from the Associated Press, the Intelligencer dropped half of the article. Here is the first paragraph that was dropped by the Intelligencer:

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January 15, 2019

Ogden "fair and balanced" headline #473

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Here is the headline that today's Wheeling News-Register put on this same AP article:

Trump Fields Insulting Questions Alleging Close Ties With Russia

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January 14, 2019

For the Intelligencer a loss can become a victory

It all depends upon how you spin the headline

Reversing a January decision by local U.S. District Court Judge John Preston Bailey, a federal appeals court ruled yesterday that:

. . . . the type of suit brought by Murray Energy and a collection of affiliate companies was not authorized by Congress under the Clean Air Act, and thus the district court did not have jurisdiction . . .

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June 30, 2017

Ogden's use of headlines

The importance of the headline

There are number of studies that have concluded that a majority of news consumers don't read anything beyond the headline. For instance, the Center for Public Affairs Research and the American Press Institute tells us that:

roughly six in 10 people acknowledge that they have done . . .

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May 03, 2017

Another News-Register objective headline?

Don't bother with the story -- just look at the picture and read the headline!

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Here are the first two sentences of the AP report:

The State Department said Friday it can't find emails belonging to a former department employee who helped set up and maintain Hillary Clinton's private email server when she was secretary of state.

The department has found emails from Bryan Pagliano's . . .

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December 14, 2015

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