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Defending President Trump

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 . . .

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May 22, 2018

Stop the presses -- this is front page news

One more example of the locals' fascination with all things Gee

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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 Wilson Lodge on Tuesday as part of the final leg of . . .

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April 18, 2018

A McKinley town hall? Why should he bother -- Ogden papers treat him as though he is running unopposed

From the Town Hall Project

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March For Our Lives

From Huffington Post:

March For Our Lives partnered with Town Hall Project, a volunteer-based initiative that identifies and promotes congressional forums, to help students organize each event, known as a “Town Hall For Our Lives.”

By Friday afternoon, there were more than 120 Town Hall For Our . . .

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April 07, 2018

The Wheeling News-Register lends what credibility it has left to yet another conspiracy theory

Forget Benghazi and Russian uranium deals, it's the "deep state"

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Earlier this week, a number of congressional Republicans hyped a story that some FBI agents were part of a "secret society" that was conspiring against President Trump. According to two Republican representatives, new evidence had surfaced in a text message between two FBI agents that proved the existence of such a group. The . . .

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January 28, 2018

Propaganda not information: the Intelligencer edits another Associated Press story

I believe that most local readers trust the Associated Press to present a story fairly and with minimal bias. In my own case, I occasionally disagree with the tone or balance of an AP article, but I usually assume that the news agency has tried its best to detail an accurate description of a news event.

On the other hand, I don’t trust . . .

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January 16, 2018

Covering/not covering important coal stories

The Intelligencer edits and buries an important energy decision

You’ll need to turn to page 8 of this morning’s Intelligencer to read about an important energy decision that was made yesterday by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The Intelligencer’s version of the AP report tells us:

An independent energy agency on Monday . . .

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January 09, 2018

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