Are there any lessons for West Virginia?
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John Fetterman wins PA primary
This article in this morning’s Salon nicely sums up last . . .
A look at how Ogden and its political reporter do their part for the Republican Party
On Tuesday, I wrote about the Wheeling Intelligencer's editorial celebrating their birthday as a newspaper and in particular, the "wide range of opinion" found on their editorial page. Beyond the Intelligencer's "wide range," another sentence in the editorial got me thinking about the paper's election coverage: . . .
Follow-up on the local coverage of the Supreme Court and and a look at Ogden's concept of "full disclosure"
On page 6, Tuesday’s Wheeling Intelligencer finally mentions Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision on the presidential election
In an important decision on Friday, the Supreme Court refused to hear the voter fraud lawsuit brought by Texas and 17 other states (including West Virginia) that might have overturned Joe Biden’s victory. . . .
Sorry, Wheeling Intelligencer, just because you did not consider it a contest doesn’t mean that it wasn’t one
Today’s morning “newspaper” has no results from the West Virginia senatorial race
The TV networks called the race early and it was not very close. (As of 11 AM today, the AP had Republican Shelley Moore Capito easily winning with most of the ballots counted.) Still, that is no reason not to provide results. Of course, that would have meant that they would need to print Paula Jean Searengin’s name – something that the . . .
Yeah, right. A look at our local papers’ coverage of the 2020 West Virginia senate race
Regular readers of Ogden’s Wheeling “newspapers” see them a couple of times a year (especially on the Intelligencer’s or News-Register’s anniversary): self-congratulatory editorials telling readers how “fair and balanced” they are. The News-Register quote in my title is from 2017 but readers can find similar sentiments every year – here’s a . . .
(with Thursday update)
Senator Capito and other Republican senators wait for their talking points on the Woodward book
One of today's big national stories was the release of Bob Woodward's book on President Trump, "Rage." Here is the headline at the Washington Post:
Woodward book: Trump says he knew coronavirus was ‘deadly’ . . .
"Vote me out! I'm not changing."
As Politico described back in February:
The conference call, which involved several political activists, was recorded by one of the activists, and Manchin can be heard responding to various questions and challenges.
But as the town hall conversation got chippy — and activists on the call brought up points of disagreement . . .