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Headline in today's Wheeling Intelligencer: "Photo of Correctional Officers Causes Controversy, Outrage"

The article does not include the photo, however.

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"You can't handle the truth"

Periodically, the editor of Wheeling's "newspapers," Mike Myer, devotes a column to examples of political correctness from America's campuses. Myer then scolds these students for their political correctness. (They are, to use right wing slang, . . .

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December 06, 2019

Ogden Newspapers adds another politician to its stable of favorites

More love for the descendants of Arch Moore*

A year ago, the Sunday Wheeling News-Register published a front-page article about Riley Moore, Senator Capito’s nephew and grandson of former West Virginia governor, Arch Moore. As I wrote then:

Ogden political reporter, Steven Allen Adams, and the News-Register have outdone themselves with one of the longest front-page stories . . .

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December 01, 2019

Zero: The sum total of articles in today’s Wheeling Intelligencer about the arrest of Rudy Giuliani’s buddies or their contribution to WV AG Morrisey’s PAC (with afternoon update)

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The ties to West Virginia attorney general Patrick Morrisey's PAC (see previous post) are a front-page story in the Charleston paper, on the WV Metro News site, and the featured article on WV Public’s website. Of note, the Inter-Mountain, another Ogden West Virginia paper, listed it’s coverage by Ogden political reporter, Steven . . .

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October 11, 2019

I guess that’s what happens when you increase font size*

The Wheeling Intelligencer prints only the first 219 words of a 1312-word AP story on the Trump impeachment probe

Last evening, the Associated Press reported the day’s activities by Democratic congressmen investigating the president’s actions in the Ukraine and the Trump administration’s, especially Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s, pushback.

Here is the final Intelligencer paragraph in today's significantly-shortened version of that AP . . .

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October 02, 2019

“Newspapers and baseball on the cheap” – an update

Another look at Bob Nutting’s similar business models for his newspaper chain and baseball team

Early last year, I wrote here and here about the similarities between how Robert Nutting runs his newspaper chain (Ogden) and his baseball team (the Pittsburgh Pirates).

Here’s some of the important elements of the newspaper’s business model as I described them in my first post:

  • 1. Minimize costs by cutting workers, . . .

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August 20, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren campaigned in West Virginia yesterday

While various WV media sources prominently featured her visit, our local Ogden "newspapers" ignored it

Candidate Warren spoke yesterday to a crowd in Kermit, West Virginia. Here's the AP headline and story that ran in over 600 news sources in the last 24 hours:

Warren's opioids message applauded in hard-hit West Virginia

And here's the story's lede:

Democratic presidential candidate . . .

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May 11, 2019

The Wheeling Intelligencer covers the Mueller report

Half of the AP story but with a different headline

At the bottom of this morning’s front page is an Associated Press article on special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings. The Intelligencer included slightly over half of the 1500+ word article. The AP’s title for the article and the one used by almost all media sources was

. . .

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April 19, 2019

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