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Transparency? What's that?

At the top of page 4 of this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer is this headline:

Fort Henry Restoration Awarded $1.2M Federal Loan

The article, a rewrite of a Manchin/Capito joint press release, begins:

U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin D-W.Va., members of the Senate . . .

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September 18, 2020

Get ready, Wheeling!

There was a Riley Moore sighting in Wheeling earlier today which means a front-page placement in Friday's and/or Saturday's paper

Yes, Riley Moore, grandson of former West Virginia governor and convicted felon, Arch Moore, and nephew of West Virginia senator and major Trump supporter, Shelley Moore Capito was in Wheeling today to promote his candidacy for state treasurer. Given his status as Ogden favorite and the number of local Ogden articles that have already . . .

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September 10, 2020

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 . . .

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September 02, 2020

In case you missed it: Monday was the Wheeling Intelligencer’s annual self-congratulatory editorial day

Don't they realize how self-serving this is?

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We see these editorials a couple of times a year. Two are definite: one in August on the Intelligencer's birthday and one next month for the News-Register's. (Addditionally, there are usually one or two self-congratulatory pieces during the rest of the year.) They all say the same thing about putting reader's first, . . .

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August 27, 2020

Yes, it’s time for another Ogden article/editorial praising Senator Capito

In today’s editorial, the Wheeling News-Register criticizes members of Congress who are “more interested in scoring partisan points than in serving all Americans.” The editorial then praises West Virginia’s two senators, Democrat Joe Manchin and Republican Shelley Moore Capito because they “worry about people first, politics second.”

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August 05, 2020

Defending and praising Congressman David McKinley

It is the least the Wheeling Intelligencer can do for an Ogden favorite

Two weeks after an event that was ignored by the paper when it happened, today’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorial praises local representative David McKinley for his actions.

On Tuesday, June 23, Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testified before Congress. In that hearing, . . .

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July 10, 2020

Yesterday’s Wheeling papers told us that “West Virginia Governor’s Companies Get Millions in Coronavirus Loans” (with evening update)

Neither mentioned, however, that our local congressman’s company also received from $350,000 to one million dollars from that same PPP program

Tuesday’s local “newspapers” both featured a front-page Associated Press article about the money that Governor Jim Justice’s companies received from the federal government's coronavirus aid package:

Billionaire West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s family businesses received at least $11.1 million from a federal rescue package . . .

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July 08, 2020

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