9/21/22: Another close look at the Wheeling Intelligencer editorial page
Irrelevant, lazy editorials
Editorial #1: “Reverse Economic Trend”
It's more Ohio crap: the editorial, “Reverse economic trend,” tells us that the poverty rate in Ohio is 12.7” and that it is “0.8% higher than the national rate.” The editorial (most likely from the Marietta Times) then tells us that “we need” to do . . .
The Wheeling News-Register and WV’s congressional delegation attack President Biden’s plan
From Fortune Magazine:
President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that his administration will forgive $10,000 in student loan debt per federal borrower earning under $125,000 per year during the pandemic. . . .
Biden also announced that Pell Grant recipients who earn less than $125,000 per year during the . . .
Yes, he’s still our congressman even if he has disappeared from local news reports
Until recently, local congressman, David McKinley, has always been in the local news
Newspapers: Since David McKinley was elected to Congress in 2010, Ogden Newspapers have reported his every move and utterance. Whether it was a visit with veterans, a trip to the Highlands, or talking to constituents, Ogden was there to cover (and . . .
It took a while after the primary, but we all knew it was inevitable
Go ahead and search your old Ogden newspapers. See if you can find a positive article, op-ed, or even a good word about Alex Mooney before West Virginia's May primary. See if you can find anything that matches the wall-to-wall coverage that his opponent and Ogden favorite, David McKinley received. Having followed the election closely, I . . .
Governor Jim Justice: “Today, all of a sudden, the whole world is running through the streets saying where is West Virginia?”
Not to worry, today's Intelligencer front-page cleans up his act for him
This morning's Wheeling Intelligencer features an article on recent statements by the state’s governor, Jim Justice. Almost half of the 438-word article by Ogden’s Jess Mancini are direct quotes from the governor. However, the front-page article ignores the following Justice statements that were picked-up by other media:
West . . .
WV Delegate Chris Pritt makes the case for believing that Big Foot, the Loch Ness monster, and the teaching of CRT in West Virginia are all real
The issue: WV Republican’s anti-stereotype (anti-CRT) legislation
This weekend’s Wheeling New Register carried an op-ed by WV Delegate Chris Pritt (R-Kanawha) in which he made the case for the legislation he introduced earlier this month:
Anti-Stereotyping Act Strengthens W.Va.’s Public Schools
This is how Pritt . . .
How will Ogden Newspapers react to the legislation? The answer may not be as obvious as one might think.
By a vote of 220 to 213, the House passed the Build Back Better Act earlier today. The $1.75 trillion bill now moves on to the Senate.
The vote, with one Democratic exception, was along party lines which means that all three WV representatives voted against the bill. Here is the statement by our local representative, David McKinley, . . .