The question: What did Senator Capito and our local Ogden newspapers say in 2016 about replacing a Supreme Court justice in a presidential election year?
As Senator Shelley Moore Capito awaits her Republican talking points on voting on a new U.S. Supreme Court justice, I thought it might be informative to see what our senator said four years ago.
On March 16, 2016, President Barack Obama introduced Merrick Garland as his nominee for the Supreme Court. . . .
Today’s Wheeling newspapers: “We don’t need no stinkin’ landfill 34 miles from Wheeling to editorially attack when we’ve got national Democrats!”
After a 2-year absence, our local Ogden papers appear to have returned to their old editorial habits
Since 2017, the local papers have claimed on various occasions that they are “community newspapers.” On Saturday, the Intelligencer once again reminded us:
But local matters - things affecting the everyday lives of our readers - were and are priorities at The Intelligencer.
That description partly . . .
Mike Myer gets his marching orders (with 8/20 update)
Earlier in week, Molly Ball who writes for The Atlantic, received a copy of the Republican talking points following President Trump's news conference about Charlottesville. She explained:
Every day, the White House communications office sends official talking points to Republican members of Congress. These communiqués help . . .
Reading the morning editorial
Former President Obama conducted a "vendetta" against the fossil fuel industry and West Virginians during his time in office. At least that is what a number of editorials in Ogden "newspapers" told us during his presidency. The reason for this "vendetta" was never explained. Was it because he was not from West . . .
The locals deal with adversity in the Trump administration
This afternoon's editorial*, "Remove Roadblocks on Pipeline Decisions," may be the first example of what we may often read from our local "newspapers" as the new Trump presidency runs into problems: it's Obama fault.
The editorial tells us that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) which decides . . .
End of the week editorials
Friday morning - drawing conclusions from one example and mislabeled "fake news"
The Friday Intelligencer tells us in its lead editorial, "Deterring False ‘Hate Crime’ Claims," without a shred of evidence that:
Many of the “hate crimes” Americans are accused of never happened. Preventing real crimes . . .
Tuesday's Intelligencer editorials
"Showing Disdain for 'Coal People'"
According to this morning's lead editorial Bill Clinton joked in Pennsylvania last week that the "coal people" in eastern Kentucky and West Virginian "don't like any of us anymore." The editorial goes on to tell us that "coal people" have . . .