Perceptions are everything?
Today’s Mike Myer opinion column continues his Saturday discussion of race relations. In the column, Myer makes the argument that “Perception Really Is Everything”:
Perceptions are everything to us. Reality doesn’t matter as much as what we believe it to be. That’s a key to race relations.
Myer follows this with . . .
More posturing from our local editor – this time on racism
Remembering Ogden’s Bransfield coverage
2019’s biggest local news story was the corruption and sexual scandals surrounding the former bishop of the Wheeling-Charleston diocese, Michael Bransfield. Despite being located in the same city as Bransfield, the Wheeling papers did no investigating of the bishop – that was left to an . . .
Trump (and some Republicans) continue to blame the Chinese
Yesterday, from President Trump:
The United States will be powerfully supporting those industries, like Airlines and others, that are particularly affected by the Chinese Virus. We will be stronger than ever before!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 16, 2020
This follows a number of other statements by Trump, some . . .
President Trump explaining why the day is important
It was exactly three years ago today, January 20, 2017, that I was sworn into office. So appropriate that today is also MLK jr DAY. African-American Unemployment is the LOWEST in the history of our Country, by far. Also, best Poverty, Youth, and Employment numbers, ever. Great!— Donald . . .
He doesn’t blame the trainees, he blames education. I disagree.
Last week, local editor Mike Myer argued that the “Fault Is Ours, Not Trainees.’” In that column, Myer contrasted today’s students with those who grew up after World War II:
West Virginians then understood what the Nazi salute stood for — murderous, organized, institutional evil.
Do younger people, not just here but in other . . .
Will the Wheeling Intelligencer finally criticize the president? Don’t bet on it.
Earlier today, the President tweeted:
So some day, if a Democrat becomes President and the Republicans win the House, even by a tiny margin, they can impeach the President, without due process or fairness or any legal rights. All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here - a lynching. But we will WIN!— . . .
Because it’s the Democrats who are the real racists!
If you’ve had access to any news sources beyond our local Ogden “newspapers” this weekend, you’re probably aware of the president’s Twitter attacks on Congressman Elijah Cummins of Baltimore. This was the first one on Saturday morning:
Rep, Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of . . .