An Ogden conflict of interest?
Of course not, just two editorials looking out for their readers' best interests
I know that you've seen them in your local West Virginia newspaper (Ogden or otherwise). They are large ads, paid for by the Department of Environmental Protection and usually found in the classified section that detail certain kinds of air pollution permits. Ken Ward, Jr. in an article in this morning's . . .
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Reading the Sunday "Opinion" section
Editorial tells us that "NFIB’s Support Of Cole Significant"
What would you expect from a Koch-funded "grassroots" organization? Sunday's lead editorial tells us that the National Federation of Independent Business has endorsed Republican Bill Cole for WV governor:
With about 2,000 members, the . . .
Posted in: astroturfbill coleclimate changekochnews-register editorialpolitical correctnesswv governor race
The local "newspapers" explain why Trump won't forget West Virginia
If you believe them, I've got a bridge in Benwood that I can sell you
For our local "newspapers," Tuesday was dedicated to selling Trump and the Republicans to the local readers. You couldn't miss it. The locals invested in a 600+ word, inconsequential , front-page article in both "newspapers"(taking up about one-half of the front-page news space) plus an afternoon editorial; both of . . .
Posted in: donald trumphillary clintonnews-register editorialrepublican national conventionshelley moore capitowheeling newspapers
From the Ogden propaganda manual: "it can only be applied to Democrats"
Some questions to get us started -- which past presidential candidate stood in front of a coal plant, pointed at it and said "This plant kills." The candidate later shut down the plant.
Barack Obama, right? Wrong, it was Mitt Romney. (Here's an article that explains the context and verifies the accuracy of the . . .
Reading the Sunday opinion section
Some things are predictable
Blame it on Obama
The opinion section of the Sunday News-Register is not complete until something is blamed on the Obama Administration. Today's lead editorial meets the requirement by affixing blame for the Boone County school system's fiscal crisis on the president:
Don't blame Boone County school . . .
Posted in: david mckinleynews-register editorialobama
Local "newspapers" hatch an anti-McGraw plan
The West Virginia Supreme Court vote
Who not to vote for
The lead editorial in Saturday's Intelligencer did not endorse any candidate for the West Virginia Supreme Court. Instead, it was a 230-word editorial on the candidate we should not vote for. With the title, "One Candidate Not to Support," it was not hard to guess who that might be. Of course, . . .
Balancing the state budget?
Yet another editorial shifts blame away from the party in power
Remember when the Democrats controlled both houses of the state legislature? Back then, Mike Myer columns and editorials opposing what the legislature was doing or about to do always had "Democrat-controlled" or "Democrat-led" in front of "legislature." Now that the Republicans are in control, the adjectives have . . .
Posted in: michael myermike myernews-register editorialrepublican legislaturewest virginia state governmentwv legislaturewv taxes