An April 14, 2021 update of the Ogden’s newspaper business plan and some thoughts on its future
As my headlines suggest, its time to take another look at the Ogden Newspapers business plan. I’ve written about this topic on a number of occasions. (See “newspapers on the cheap” in the archive located on the blog's front page.)
Today‘s version of the “incredible shrinking newspaper” is down to 16 pages and features all of the . . .
A look at the coverage by Fox News and the Wheeling Intelligencer
If you follow any national news, you’re probably aware of the growing scandal involving Florida congressman, Matt Gaetz. Here is how these “fair and balanced” news sources have covered this story.
From Business Insider, here is the extent of Fox’s coverage:
On Tuesday night, The New York Times broke . . .
According to the Wheeling Intelligencer, it was a blast and a fire
The headline read:
Two Hospitalized Following Blast at Dallas Pike Truck Cleaning Facility
This is what happened according to the Intelligencer:
Two people were transported to Wheeling Hospital with burns following a Monday . . .
Imagine a long editorial about how our country “needs to unite, not fight” without once mentioning President Trump
With only a week to go, it appears that the Wheeling papers will make it through Trump’s entire term without a single editorial that criticized him or his policies
Today’s afternoon editorial*, “Country Needs to Unite, Not Fight,” may be one of the worst-written in years. After a couple of readings, I was still not sure of what the editorial* was calling for beyond “uniting not fighting.” Here are the last two paragraphs:
We are better than this. We are better than a man waving a . . .
On today’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorial page, syndicated columnist Jeff Crouere wants us to:
Wake Up, America – Purge is Here
Crouere’s column rounds up the usual liberal suspects from Town Hall’s list of enemies: Hillary Clinton, the Deep State, Peter Strzok, and Anderson Cooper, among others. The column . . .
Our local editor asks us a loaded question to further the Republican cause
”Are you still beating your wife?”
How do you answer this question? Built into the question is a hidden premise: that at some time or another, you have beaten your wife. Consequently, if you answer “yes,” you’re admitting that you are currently beating your wife and if you say “no,” you are admitting that you used to beat her but now . . .
Without a shred of evidence, Friday’s Wheeling Intelligencer and the News-Register both claim that the Democrats hijacked the November presidential election
The local Ogden papers continue their descent from “newspaper” to propaganda outlet for Donald Trump and the WV GOP
President Trump’s preoccupation isn’t the coronavirus, it’s the election. Obsessed with his loss, President Trump continues to claim that last month’s presidential election was rigged. His Twitter feed, for instance, ignores the pandemic to concentrate on the “rigged” election. Here, his source for evidence to prove his assertions . . .