Ogden’s community newspapers and other issues
Another “one size fits all” editorial
Two weeks ago, the Wheeling Intelligencer printed its annual wish-ourselves-happy-birthday editorial in which the editors bragged about their service to the local community:
Our focus, as always, has been on keeping readers up to speed on local news, including our communities’ . . .
Congressman McKinley and the US Postal Service (with some additional thoughts on socialism for the rich)
Our local congressman joins Democrats to pass a postal bill buts still finds a way to attack them
Yesterday, the House voted to support the U.S. Postal Service and local representative, David McKinley, voted with the Democratic majority. From WV Metro News:
U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., was one of 26 Republicans that voted in support of a $25 billion bill for the U.S. Postal Service to maintain services during the . . .
Despite optimism from Trump, his supporters, and certain clueless media, schools are facing problems
The numbers are not good
Here’s the headline at CNN, earlier today:
97,000 children tested positive for Covid-19 in 2 weeks as more schools plan to reopen
Fox News reacts
And here is a Fox news personality who apparently gets her coronavirus info on the spread of the virus from Ogden Newspapers:. . .
Our local papers can certainly relate to "failed leadership"
Iowa’s Republican senator, Joni Ernst, was on CNN earlier today:
DANA BASH: You criticized Obama for 'failed leadership' when 2 people in the US died from Ebola. Nearly 130,000 are dead from coronavirus. So is Trump showing failed leadership?@SenJoniErnst: "No. I think that the president is stepping forward." pic.twitter.com/2KDUPpjL2Y— . . .
The evidence is clear -- wearing masks can clearly reduced the spread of the coronavirus
There are many studies out there that support this conclusion. Here are the two most recent ones. From today’s The Hill:
Masks can reduce coronavirus spread by 40 percent: researchers
Additionally, from a British . . .
Today, May 7, 2020, the Wheeling News-Register published a pro-alternative energy editorial
I think this is significant.
The “war” was never really a real war as much as a rallying cry for the coal industry and its supporters. Today, Ogden Newspaper’s Wheeling News-Register, long a mainstay in the industry’s propaganda battle, signaled that it was over with its editorial “Area Can Benefit From Solar Energy.”
It . . .
Last week, S&P Global Market Intelligence documented how the coronavirus was hurting newspapers regardless of size or the community it served:
Over the past two weeks, dozens of local publications across the country have furloughed or laid off reporters, reduced the frequency of their publishing or dropped their print . . .