The locals print another Branco political cartoon
I haven’t done an exact count, but I would venture a guess that the Wheeling papers’ favorite political cartoonists is A.F. Branco. Last year, for example, the two local papers published at least a dozen cartoons attacking Michigan’s Democratic governor, Gretchen Whitmer, and a number of them were from Branco. (The cartoons badly . . .
Yesterday, Senator Shelley Moore Capito explained the debate over a coronavirus relief package to the state’s stenographers
Lucky for us, an Ogden representative participated
Yesterday, West Virginia’s junior senator, Shelley Moore Capito, met online with some West Virginia media to discuss the Republican and Democratic coronavirus stimulus plans. Jess Mancini (from another Ogden paper) wrote the story for today’s Wheeling editions. Most of the article consists of Capito explaining the Republican . . .
West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner's op-ed in today’s Wheeling News-Register: “Confidence in Government Begins With Election Process”
Hey, Mac, do you think a secretary of state who attends and speaks at a “Stop the Steal” rally breeds confidence in the integrity of the election process?
On December 9, West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner certified West Virginia’s election results. That evening, he attended and spoke at a Trump “Stop the Steal” rally in Charleston. At the time, there was no evidence that any election had been stolen and there has been none presented since then.
WV Secretary of State . . .
Sorry, Wheeling Intelligencer, just because you did not consider it a contest doesn’t mean that it wasn’t one
Today’s morning “newspaper” has no results from the West Virginia senatorial race
The TV networks called the race early and it was not very close. (As of 11 AM today, the AP had Republican Shelley Moore Capito easily winning with most of the ballots counted.) Still, that is no reason not to provide results. Of course, that would have meant that they would need to print Paula Jean Searengin’s name – something that the . . .
Yeah, right. A look at our local papers’ coverage of the 2020 West Virginia senate race
Regular readers of Ogden’s Wheeling “newspapers” see them a couple of times a year (especially on the Intelligencer’s or News-Register’s anniversary): self-congratulatory editorials telling readers how “fair and balanced” they are. The News-Register quote in my title is from 2017 but readers can find similar sentiments every year – here’s a . . .
What a surprise: our local Ogden papers fail to report what may have been the most importance finding of the latest West Virginia Poll
Here’s the lede from today’s local Ogden “newspapers” article summarizing a new WV Metro News poll:
More than half of West Virginians believe the United States is headed in the wrong direction, the latest MetroNews West Virginia Poll said.
After briefly discussing “the wrong direction,” the article then compares . . .
In October 2014, Ogden’s Wheeling newspapers editorially criticized President Obama four times in a span of just eight days for his handling of the Ebola outbreak
What have they said about President Trump's handling of the coronavirus?
Editorials criticizing Obama
From October 20, 2014:
In what may be the most irresponsible act of his tenure, President Barack Obama has appointed a political hack to lead the fight against Ebola. Thoughtful Americans of all political persuasions may conclude Obama is more worried about his reputation than about saving . . .