Wouldn’t it be self-evident?
From today’s editorial* celebrating National Newspaper Week, “Newspapers Vital In Informing Public,” in the Wheeling News-Register:
Right here in our communities, newspapers matter because our readers know they can turn to us for the real story, when social media has run amok. They know our reporters will ask the questions – of . . .
Here’s another excellent newspaper report on the views of the candidates in WV’s First Congressional District
Of course, it’s not from an Ogden paper; it’s from the WVU student newspaper, The Daily Athenaeum
In August, I highlighted an excellent article in the Charleston Gazette-Mail that examined, with some depth, the views of Republican incumbent, David McKinley, and the Democratic challenger, Kendra Fershee. Of course, the G-M is not located in the First District, but it was still far superior to anything that has been published in our local . . .
Wheeling “newspapers” totally ignore Trump’s verbal assault on Christine Blasey Ford
On Tuesday night at a campaign rally in Mississippi, President Trump ridiculed Christine Blasey Ford who accused Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. The major media covered the story extensively. One of the earliest reports from the Associated Press headlined it this way:
In . . .
Why are papers located in WV’s 1st congressional district running a totally partisan political attack upon the Democratic candidate in WV’s 3rd district?
Melody Potter, Chairwoman of the WV Republican Party, wrote an op-ed that appeared today in both Wheeling “newspapers.” The Intelligencer headlined it with
W.Va. Voters Can’t Trust Ojeda
While the News-Register used:
Ojeda a Tool of Liberals, Not A genuine Defender of W.Va.
It begins:. . .
What would you expect from Republicans who think Tim Armstead and Evan Jenkins are qualified to be WV Supreme Court justices?
I had two reactions to Ogden political reporter Steven Allen Adams’s front page article:
Over half of the article comes from quotes from WV Republican legislative leaders Mitch Carmichael and Roger Hanshaw who both support the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. Who cares what the state’s Republican leaders think? Do they get a vote? . . .
The locals display their partisanship on the front and editorial pages
It’s not all that subtle. Revelations that major news sources bring us about Trump’s possible Russian connections and the questionable finances surrounding the president, his family, and supporters seldom make the local papers. Likewise, indictments and guilty pleas connected to the Mueller investigation that make headlines elsewhere are . . .
One more example of the locals' fascination with all things Gee
I can't make this up. The front page headline reads:
WVU President E. Gordon Gee Visits Wheeling
And the article begins:
Prospective West Virginia University students and their parents got the chance to ask university President Gordon Gee “anything.”
Gee was in Wheeling at Oglebay’s . . .