A look at how the Wheeling Intelligencer and national newspapers handled the report on priest molestation in Pennsylvania (with afternoon update)
The top story on last evening’s network newscasts was the report from a Pennsylvania grand jury that Roman Catholic priests had molested over 1,000 children.
How did major U.S. newspapers handle the story?
Here are the headlines from this morning’s Kiosko.net:
The New York Times put it at the top of their front . . .
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with 5:15 PM impeachment update
The judicial excess that was practiced by some members of the West Virginia Supreme Court is news and it has been treated as such for the last couple of months. Does it justify half of this morning’s front page? Okay, there are now pictures. Was it that slow of a news day? I looked around to see what stories other news sources were . . .
I must be wrong – there’s nothing about it in this morning’s Intelligencer
If you watched any national news yesterday on network or cable channels, the top story was the same. If you go to Kiosko, you'll find that all five of today’s featured papers plus The Wall Street Journal placed it at the top of their front page. As the Associated Press headlined it in one of its many reports:
Watchdog: Comey . . .
Down the stretch they come and Blankenship is gaining on the leaders
It's appears to be getting very close
Politico reported on Saturday night that recent Republican internal polls suggested that Don Blankenship had made significant gains on his two rivals. A few minutes ago, the conservative Weekly Standard claimed to have the specifics:
The results of an internal campaign poll . . .
Same old, same old
It’s August 24, the day that the Wheeling Intelligencer was founded in 1852. Of course, the anniversary is an excuse for an editorial telling us what a great job they are doing in serving their readers. In a long lifetime of personal and professional media observation, I have never seen a media entity praise itself to the extent that Ogden . . .
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 on page 7:. . .
After reading a number of out-of-town newspapers for a week, I caught up on a week's worth of the Intelligencer earlier today.
The contrast was stark -- most notably on national news coverage. I've always been bothered by the lack of national news in our local papers and consequently I use the internet and . . .