Using the fear factor: Trump, aided by Fox News and social media, may be winning the battle for the hearts and minds of Americans
A closer look at the coverage of the rumored antifa rally in Wheeling
It was on local news last night and the Wheeling Intelligencer’s homepage previewed its coverage yesterday on its homepage. This morning’s paper made it the top story:
Planned Protest in Wheeling Canceled After Rumors of Threats
A protest planned Tuesday afternoon in . . .
The title on today’s syndicated column by George F. Will: “Trump must be removed. So must his congressional enablers.” (with afternoon Capito update)
The columnist is a regular on the Wheeling Intelligencer’s editorial page, but will local readers see this column?
George F. Will is a conservative columnist who is regularly featured locally in the Wheeling Intelligencer. Today’s recently-posted column by Will is about Republicans who have uncritically allowed the President to do as he pleases:
The nation’s downward spiral into acrimony and sporadic anarchy has had many causes . . .
WV Governor Jim Justice vows he will get tough with demonstrators if needed
Also wins kiss-ass award
President Trump held a phone conversation with the nation’s governors earlier today. From WV Metro News:
During that call, the president told the governors that to deal with protests that have turned destructive they “have to get much tougher.”
“Most of you are weak,” Trump said, according to audio and multiple reports. “You . . .
Despite only a few mentions in this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer, President Trump has been making news
Here is some of what you may have missed
Trump on good/dead Democrats
After midnight, Trump retweeted a video from Cowboys for Trump in which the speaker,Couy Griffin, says that "the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat."
Thank you Cowboys. See you in New Mexico! https://t.co/aCRJeskUA8— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2020
(Note -- . . .
Reading the last (actual) Sunday Wheeling News-Register
The News-Register announced on its front page that, following in the footsteps of other Ogden newspapers, today will be last time readers will receive their Sunday paper on Sunday. Henceforth, local readers will receive it on Saturday even though it will be called the Sunday News-Register. (Yeah, I know.) Additionally, the Monday . . .
Yes, Senator Capito, Trump has learned his lesson
More bribery from our president and silence from our senator
Back in February, after Republican senators found Trump innocent of trying to shakedown the Ukraine to get them to investigate the Biden family, West Virginia’s Shelley Moore Capito excused the president's behavior by suggesting that he just needed to be a bit more careful in how he phrased things:
"I think he's . . .
“Mourning/Morning in America”
The Lincoln Project rifts on a classic Reagan ad from 1984
The Lincoln Project was formed earlier this year by a group of Republicans unhappy with the Trump presidency. Their purpose, according to their website:
The Lincoln Project is holding accountable those who would violate their oaths to the Constitution and would put others before Americans.
To that end, they have . . .
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