Imagine a long editorial about how our country “needs to unite, not fight” without once mentioning President Trump
With only a week to go, it appears that the Wheeling papers will make it through Trump’s entire term without a single editorial that criticized him or his policies
Today’s afternoon editorial*, “Country Needs to Unite, Not Fight,” may be one of the worst-written in years. After a couple of readings, I was still not sure of what the editorial* was calling for beyond “uniting not fighting.” Here are the last two paragraphs:
We are better than this. We are better than a man waving a . . .
Earlier today: Congressman David McKinley admitted that “Trump was responsible for what happened on Wednesday” but then added “so were others”
McKinley also believes that Trump “didn’t intend for someone to break into the Capitol building”
Ready with his false equivalencies, David McKinley (WV-1) was on Hoppy Kercheval’s talk show earlier today. Kercheval asked McKinley if Trump was responsible for the attack on the Capitol. McKinley answered “yes, absolutely” but then he quickly suggested that others were to blame:
”But so was the media, talk shows, social . . .
WV Republican delegate makes national news “storming” the U.S. Capitol
Wheeling-area readers may have missed it -- the story was not in this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer
Some headlines from this morning’s national newspapers
From The Washington Post:
GOP West Virginia state delegate live-streams as he storms Congress with pro-Trump mob: ‘We’re going in!’
Sporting a black helmet and shouting, “Trump! “Trump!,” a West Virginia state delegate pushed . . .
Shelley Moore Capito earlier today: Trump’s call to the Georgia Secretary of State was “inappropriate”
Once again, strong words from West Virginia’s Republican senator!
Earlier today, Senator Shelley Moore Capito was on Hoppy Kercheval’s talk show on WV Metro News. Capito was first asked if she agreed with the efforts by some Republicans to overturn the results of the presidential election. Capito did not agree with the efforts but she did think that there was reason to investigate the election. Capito then . . .
“Play that funky music till you die”
Chronicling Republican leadership in a worsening pandemic
The Greenbriar’s New Year’s Eve Party
Partygoers rang in the new year last night at Governor Justice’s resort, with COVID protocols apparently optional. Meanwhile, the Governor won’t let high school sports begin until March 1. Kids continue to sacrifice while adults celebrate. pic.twitter.com/YhypNKGGk0— William Ihlenfeld II . . .
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“And that’s the way it is, December 29, 2020"
"Casual cruelty" -- I think that sums it up
In a spectacular act of casual cruelty, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told everybody else in the national government—and, through that action, every one of his struggling fellow citizens—to pound sand. https://t.co/DPLc83VMQe— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) December 29, . . .
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The Wheeling Intelligencer wonders why more people don’t wear masks
For those outside the Wheeling area, I’m not kidding – this morning’s editorial in the Wheeling Intelligencer really did ask that question.
So why are so many people refusing to use them? At times, it seems almost as if their attitude is that older people who may contract the disease indirectly through those who . . .