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The Saturday Intelligencer “covers” the coronavirus

The front page

The front-page story with the biggest headline is a feature article (with two pictures) about how a West Virginia native is dealing with the virus in Japan. Reporter Jennifer Compston-Strough talked to Joe Hindman, a New Martinsville WV native, who has lived with his family in Japan for 16 years.

Given the . . .

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March 07, 2020

More on the whistleblower

Today’s Wheeling News-Register sort-of covers Trump and the whistleblower

This morning’s Wheeling New-Register carries most of an AP report on Trump’s outing of the whistleblower. Unfortunately, the last quarter of article was not included. Among that which is missing from this morning’s paper is the following:

Michael . . .

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December 29, 2019

Covering Trump’s PA Cracker Speech

The Wheeling Intelligencer reporter saw a different speech than the one that national news sources saw

This morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer coverage of yesterday’s Trump speech in Monaca (PA) was considerably different from that found in most national media. Rather than depending upon the Associated Press for coverage, our local paper used Rick Shrum, a reporter from another Ogden newspaper -- the Washington (PA) Observer-Reporter. The . . .

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August 14, 2019

Cheerleading for Trump

So much for Murray Energy

Last week I wrote about Robert Murray and Murray Energy's attempt to get relief for coal fired power plants from the Trump administration. If you follow the coal industry, this was an important story. As the Associated Press reported:

The Trump administration has rejected a coal industry . . .

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August 29, 2017

The locals give us yesterday's news -- tomorrow

And in the process abandon journalistic ideals like objectivity and balance

An important story about President Trump, former FBI Director James Comey, and the investigation into National Security broke yesterday afternoon. Here's the headline at 6:22 PM last evening for the first AP story that I could find on the subject:

AP source: Comey wrote in memo that President Donald Trump asked him to end . . .

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May 17, 2017

Intelligencer coverage of the Trump presidency

Still keeping its readers uninformed or ill-informed

As could be expected given its importance, major U.S. newspapers made Trump's divulging of top secret and highly-classified information their top story. As Kiosko.net currently demonstrates, the Trump story is at the top of the front page and it is the headline with the largest font on each of the five newspapers featured at the top of . . .

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May 16, 2017

Ignoring, burying, then biasing negative Trump stories

It's just Wheeling "newspapers" doing their job supporting the Trump presidency

As can be seen by perusing other newspapers, yesterday's top national news story was former Attorney General Sally Yates telling senators that she had warned President Trump about Michael Flynn. Here is a sample from Kiosko.net:

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While it made it to the front page of every newspaper on Kiosko, Wheeling's . . .

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May 10, 2017

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