National, West Virginia, and the issues of racism and masking
The United States
The bigger picture:
The United States reported more than 1,000,000 new coronavirus cases in the last seven days for the first time since February 2, according to data from @CNN and Johns Hopkins University.— Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) August 21, 2021
The most recent WV . . .
Leftovers from a Friday article on Joe Manchin’s views, interviews with state leaders (Democrats need not apply), and a columnist that argues Obama caused George Floyd’s death
Yes, it’s the Monday Wheeling Intelligencer
More Manchin stuff (none of it new)
Intelligencer stenographer Jocelyn King interviewed WV Senator Joe Manchin when he was in Wheeling last Thursday. Her story appeared in Friday’s local papers. (See two posts down.) Today, King tells us that Manchin also discussed the Democrat’s infrastructure bill and said that he would not be a . . .
Elgin Baylor and West Virginia
Legendary basketball player Elgin Baylor died on Monday. Not mentioned in the Associated Press’ various articles about his career was an incident that occurred in Charleston, West Virginia on January 16, 1959. Here is how Mike Whiteford, citing Baylor, described it in 2019 in the Charleston Gazette-Mail . . .
Statues, Nazis, Morrisey and Manchin
Republican legislation to save the memory of West Virginian traitors
From local delegate, Shawn Fluharty:
David Mistich at WV Public Broadcasting calls it the “Protect Racist Statues Act.”
Nazis in Parkersburg
Sighted at the Parkersburg Mall:
At the Parkersburg mall today. Names are Caden . . .
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 . . .