Friday afternoon's Wheeling News-Register carries another ugly anti-Whitmer political cartoon (#10 in the series) the day after a plot to kidnap her was broken-up by the FBI
As I suggested would happen in yesterday’s blog post, neither the morning Wheeling Intelligencer nor the afternoon News-Register carried what was the top story on last night’s network news reports and a front-page story on most national newspapers: the FBI’s thwarting of a kidnapping plot against Michigan’s governor, Gretchen Whitmer.. . .
No surprise here: Senator Shelley Moore Capito visits Oglebay Park and gets two-days-worth of front-page Ogden coverage
Up for re-election, West Virginia’s Republican senator gets added to an article about Oglebay’s finances and then gets a free pass on unemployment benefits/stimulus package legislation
Monday’s article by staff writer Joselyn King is titled
Sen. Shelley Moore-Capito Checks In On PPP Spending at Oglebay
Despite the article’s title, most of the article is about the financial condition of the park; the material on the Capito visit looks like it was a late add-on to give Capito some additional . . .
The title on today’s syndicated column by George F. Will: “Trump must be removed. So must his congressional enablers.” (with afternoon Capito update)
The columnist is a regular on the Wheeling Intelligencer’s editorial page, but will local readers see this column?
George F. Will is a conservative columnist who is regularly featured locally in the Wheeling Intelligencer. Today’s recently-posted column by Will is about Republicans who have uncritically allowed the President to do as he pleases:
The nation’s downward spiral into acrimony and sporadic anarchy has had many causes . . .
The News-Register announced on its front page that, following in the footsteps of other Ogden newspapers, today will be last time readers will receive their Sunday paper on Sunday. Henceforth, local readers will receive it on Saturday even though it will be called the Sunday News-Register. (Yeah, I know.) Additionally, the Monday . . .
The front page
The front-page story with the biggest headline is a feature article (with two pictures) about how a West Virginia native is dealing with the virus in Japan. Reporter Jennifer Compston-Strough talked to Joe Hindman, a New Martinsville WV native, who has lived with his family in Japan for 16 years.
Given the . . .
The top-of-the-page headline featured this morning in major national newspapers was yesterday’s pardons by President Trump. Typical was the Washington Post’s:
Trump grants clemency to high profile names
Similarly, here is the AP story that made it into 2,300 news sources:
11 big and not-so-big names . . .
Our morning “newspaper” continues its efforts to re-elect Senator Capito
Headlines are important. Frequently, it’s all that readers read.
Here’s the headline from The West Virginia Press Association:
U.S. Senators Capito, Manchin announce more than $7 Million in EDA Grants
Senators Manchin and Capito announce more than $7.9 million for workforce and . . .