Capito/Afghanistan and editorials
Supporting Senator Shelley
Today on page 6 of the Wheeling Intelligencer, Steven Allen Adams, Ogden’s political reporter, rewrites a Shelley Moore Capito press release about a partisan Afghanistan bill that our senator and a majority of the Senate Republicans are supporting:
In a statement Monday, Capito, R-W.Va., . . .
Is there a less trustworthy source?
This weekend's Wheeling News-Register editorial discussed the various proposals for West Virginia redistricting:
many maps took the easy and predictable route by forming a twisty east-west line across the state that would keep the growth areas of Morgantown and Martinsburg together.
Instead, the editorial . . .
A look at how Ogden and its political reporter do their part for the Republican Party
On Tuesday, I wrote about the Wheeling Intelligencer's editorial celebrating their birthday as a newspaper and in particular, the "wide range of opinion" found on their editorial page. Beyond the Intelligencer's "wide range," another sentence in the editorial got me thinking about the paper's election coverage: . . .
Bill Maher on Joe Manchin: "For a Democrat, he is the most powerful Republican in the Senate" (with 6/13 update)
Today’s Wheeling News-Register dedicates its editorial page to keeping in that way
Little did I know when I wrote yesterday’s post on our local papers’ love affair with West Virginia’s senior senator, Joe Manchin, that today's Wheeling News-Register would dedicate most of its weekend editorial page to even more praise. Here are the lowlights:
Pat Buchanan suggests that Manchin meets JFK’s criteria for . . .
Thursday's Ogden-Wheeling editorial asserts that WV senator Joe Manchin, by opposing Democratic efforts to pass the For the People Act, is standing with the people. In doing so, the editorial frames the debate around federal vs. state control of elections:
Manchin and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., see it for what . . .
A bit surprising: Last night, our local congressman David McKinley was one of just 35 Republicans to vote for the creation of a commission to study the January 6 insurrection
Not surprising: There was no mention of this in today’s Ogden papers
Since the vote was taken last night (too late for the Intelligencer), I waited for the afternoon Wheeling News-Register to see if Ogden would cover our local congressman’s affirmative vote on the creation of a commission to closely examine what happened on January 6. McKinley was one of 35 Republicans to vote for the commission. (WV’s other . . .
There is not much that is newsworthy in the 2500 words of promotion for two of their political favorites
On the front page
Ogden’s political reporter, Steven Allen Adams, is back at work flacking for Ogden favorites, Senators Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin.
'Workhorse' Capito Uses Her Voice in Washington
(You know the article is going to be a puff piece when “workhorse” shows . . .