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 . . .
Reading the Wheeling News-Register's story about Bluefield’s engineering program
Mostly for selfish reasons, I have tried to stay away from writing about the Bluefield State College proposal to bring engineering courses to the former OVMC medical facility in Wheeling. Writing about that proposal, despite its simple appearance, takes in a lot of topics and territory and I figured that a post on the subject would be hard to . . .
The congressman reprises his role from last year’s Fauci hearings
Remember last year when our local representative tried to intimidate Dr. Anthony Fauci in a congressional hearing only to have the doctor turn the tables and make the congressman look petty and foolish? (Not everyone agrees with my assessment: our local Republican propaganda outlet, The Wheeling Intelligencer, later told us in an editorial . . .
A look at today’s front pages
Obviously, only E is correct. (Note -- choice A did get some coverage on page 3 while B, C and D were ignored.)
That was too easy – as most local readers know, Ogden favorites always get front-page treatment regardless of the importance of other stories. (Notice that both Congressmen McKinley (WV) and Johnson (OH) also . . .
Today’s Wheeling Intelligencer top story: “McKinley To Continue Fight for Fossil Fuels” (with required large picture) (Updated 2/19)
There’s not much news in the article but it is an opportunity for the locals to feature our local congressman criticizing President Biden and his energy policy
According to the article, McKinley is worried about the effects that President Biden's environmental policy will have on employment. If I understand his point, McKinley believes that we need to subsidize fossil fuels* because people are employed in those industries:
“We have to make sure we are going to personalize it and . . .