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Looking for President Trump

If you get a chance, take a look at the front page of today's major American newspapers featured at Kiosko. You’ll notice that stories that deal with Trump and impeachment dominate those pages. On the other hand, at the end of the first week of the House investigation into the Trump presidency, our . . .

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November 15, 2019

Trump compares his impeachment to a “lynching”

Will the Wheeling Intelligencer finally criticize the president? Don’t bet on it.

A lynching?

Earlier today, the President tweeted:

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October 22, 2019

Newspapers on the cheap (again)

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Today’s front page of the Wheeling Intelligencer features three pictures of construction equipment* that take-up roughly half of the front page. Two of them are connected to a story about the construction of a home improvement store at the Highlands:

Menards Going Up Fast At The Highlands

Okay, one of . . .

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October 01, 2019

Reporters vs. stenographers

Some thoughts on why our local media underserves us

The title of today’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorial asks the following questions about the abuses of former Bishop Bransfield: “Who knew? Why did no one act?” The editorial rightly faults the Catholic Church but shouldn’t West Virginia media be asking themselves that same question?

The editorial mirrors a June column by the paper’s . . .

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September 20, 2019

More "newspapers on the cheap" from the Wheeling Intelligencer: today’s Wheeling Intelligencer features some borrowing and “borrowing” from others to fill-up its paper

An editorial about local sewage from another Ogden paper 29 miles away and more plagiarism from one its columnists

Today’s Wheeling Intelligencer lead editorial begins by asking:

Does Weirton need to double the capacity of its water treatment plant and triple that of the sewage treatment facility?

To answer the question: I don’t care. Perhaps if I lived in Weirton, this might be an important question. I don’t and there is . . .

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September 19, 2019

Learning from Ohio on charter schools?

The Wheeling Intelligencer continues its push for charter schools in West Virginia

This morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorial* tells us “Charters Fewer in Number, But Better” and it’s about charter schools in Ohio. It’s obviously part of Ogden’s ongoing campaign for charter schools in West Virginia. (See previous post.) Given Ohio’s major problems with charter schools, especially online ones, you would think that the . . .

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September 12, 2019

Newspapers on the cheap (the saga continues)

More examples of how Bob Nutting makes money in the newspaper business: a front-page non-story about an Ogden-favored candidate and two irrelevant editorials from Ogden’s Steubenville paper

(I most recently wrote about Nutting's "newspapers on the cheap" business model here.)

Breaking: Joanna Tabit continues to run for office

The front page of this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer tells us that “Tabit to Try Again For Supreme Court.” In May of this year, Chief Kanawha Circuit Judge Joanna Tabit . . .

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September 03, 2019

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