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The locals cover Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement

"Forget it, Jake. It's a Wheeling newspaper."

Covering the news

Editing out justification for the agreement

Last Thursday, President Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris climate agreement. On Friday morning, the Wheeling Intelligencer's coverage edited the Associated Press' report and removed the AP's explanation for why we had joined the Paris . . .

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June 07, 2017

President Trump: "My administration is putting an end to the war on coal. We’re going to have clean coal, really clean coal."

Of course, that was in March

Periodically during Obama's presidency, our local "newspapers" would offer an editorial that told us about the potential advantages of clean coal and how the Obama administration was doing everything it could to prevent its research and development. For example, from a September editorial:

But during Obama’s . . .

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May 24, 2017

The missing picture from this afternoon's editorial

News-Register tells us that Trump's message to the Saudi's was clear: "Americans do not agree with discrimination against women."

Silvrback blog image
President Trump, Saudi King Salman and friends attending the men-only Toby Keith concert in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

(Source: The Hill with picture source: Getty Images)

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May 22, 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

Under the radar: a Trump favorite and America's largest TV empire gets even bigger

Sinclair (owner of local TV station WTOV) buys Tribune Media and its 42 stations including the WGN America network

The purchase

Sinclair Broadcasting, which owns TV channels in Steubenville, recently purchased Tribune Media. From the New York Times earlier this week:

Already the largest owner of local television stations in the United States, Sinclair said Monday that it had agreed to buy Tribune Media for $3.9 billion, beating out . . .

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May 12, 2017

What's going on? (with update)

Why is the Intelligencer suddenly acting like a real newspaper (at least with Trump)?

Given their coverage the last two days, I was surprised that there were two stories critical of President Trump on the front page of today's Wheeling Intelligencer:

Comey Pushed Harder For Russia Probe (AP story)

and

Manchin Calls for Independent Prosecutor

And on page 7:

. . .

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May 11, 2017

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