Missing in action: a quick look at the Republican response to Donald Trump’s attack on General Mark Milley
Donald Trump last week:
Trump’s reaction to the @JeffreyGoldberg profile of Mark Millley - which shows new depths of Trump’s depravity and derangement - is to imply that Milley should get the death penalty.— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) September 23, . . .
Trump knows exactly what he’s doing here.https://t.co/F7V9j7DcET pic.twitter.com/wivuuZuZTr
A look at West Virginia’s “Best Editorial Page” as The Wheeling Intelligencer celebrates an anniversary
August 24 and August 25 are probably the two most predictable days on this blogger’s calendar. I’m in my tenth year of blogging and often I write about Wheeling’s two Ogden newspapers, the Intelligencer and the News-Register. And while headlines and stories certainly change from day to day, the Wheeling Intelligencer’s August 24 editorial . . .
Today’s editorial, “Budget Battle Underway,"tells its West Virginia readers about the ongoing fight over the Ohio budget. (Of course, there was no attempt to make this relevant for WV readers.) Upon closer examination, the editorial appears to be a shortened version of one published in the Marietta Times on June 9. It begins:
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Another look at the Wheeling Intelligencer’s editorial page
Old, irrelevant, and recycled editorials
With the exception of the weekend edition when local issues are sometimes addressed, the Wheeling Intelligencer’s daily two editorials are very predictable: one will be an (often-dated) editorial concerning West Virginia from another Ogden West Virginia paper and the other will be a mostly . . .
How does a pipeline end up in a debt ceiling bill?
Let’s follow the money:
From Open Secrets: the pipeline’s builder, NextEra, gave $2,812,358 to legislators for the 2021-22 cycle which put them in the top 1% of all donors. Here are the top recipients of their 2022 senatorial political funding:
(Schumer . . .
So why then are Ogden newspapers giving space to it?
The American Association for Public Opinion Research explains what a push poll is:
AAPOR defines a "push poll" as a form of negative campaigning that is disguised as a political poll. “Push polls” are actually political telemarketing -- telephone calls disguised as research that aim to persuade . . .
So how does the Wheeling News-Register get a 1300 word article that features mostly Republican attacks?
The indictment against former president Donald Trump is sealed but that doesn’t prevent today’s Wheeling News-Register from giving local Republicans free reign to attack the prosecutor and Democrats. The top-of-the-front-page headline on this morning’s Wheeling News-Register reads:
Local, State Leaders Sound Off On Trump . . .