"round up the usual suspects"
This afternoon's editorial in the Wheeling News-Register, "EPA Shirked Duty To Flint Residents," follows the usual pattern for Ogden editorials: avoid carrying the AP report when the story breaks (so that the reader is given no background on what happened) and then interpret what happened to suit the persuasive needs of the . . .
Covering last night's debate
At 9:30 this morning I turned to Kiosko.net to see how American newspapers were handling last night's debate. (Kiosko prints the front page of major newspapers.) The website usually features some of America's most read newspapers at the top of the page and here are their headlines:
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An ugly News-Register editorial
This afternoon's News-Register editorial tells us that "Political Stunt Stalls Flood Aid." The editorial blames "ultra-liberals" and Democrats for holding up flood aid to West Virginia. Their crime was that they wanted Flint, Michigan to be part of the aid package. The editorial explains to us that the Republicans . . .
Does our "newspapers' " silence about Trump's racism, sexism, nativism and refusal to release his tax returns mean that they agree with him?
In looking at the last five days of Intelligencer and News-Register editorial pages in one sitting, it's not hard to see a pattern:
CLINTON --14 editorials and columns, all negative
Clinton is Tardy in Ethics Concern
Clinton Probe Was Ended Prematurely
Crooked Politics . . .
That didn't take long
The first extended analysis of a Mike Myer column that I did for my old blog was back in March of 2014. Myer had claimed an unnamed industry analyst (my hunch was that it was a Murray Energy employee) had told him that China was not the biggest importer of U.S. coal, Germany was. I found that difficult to believe given the country's . . .
Reviewing this week's "Cole for Governor" editorial
Yes, this morning's "newspaper" gives us yet another editorial (I think it's now a Sunday requirement) telling us what a great governor Bill Cole would be. This time we learn about his "plan to battle the drug abuse epidemic in West Virginia."
In the editorial's third sentence, we learn that Cole . . .
The local "newspapers" tell us what we need for governor: an anti-establishment outsider who understands military strategy
Tough criteria but fortunately Bill Cole is running!
Saturday: a recycled Myer column about Bill Cole as outsider
In his Saturday column, Mike Myer makes two points:
1st Point -- Democrats and unions controlled West Virginia for far too long. Things are different now that Republicans are in control.
In early 2015, Republicans wrested control of the Legislature . . .