In case you missed it: Monday was the Wheeling Intelligencer’s annual self-congratulatory editorial day
Don't they realize how self-serving this is?
We see these editorials a couple of times a year. Two are definite: one in August on the Intelligencer's birthday and one next month for the News-Register's. (Addditionally, there are usually one or two self-congratulatory pieces during the rest of the year.) They all say the same thing about putting reader's first, . . .
Today’s Intelligencer editorial describes Ohio governor Mike DeWine’s efforts at “Getting Back To ‘Normalcy’” (with 4/21 update)
But there is not a single word about DeWine’s prerequisite: increased testing
This morning's Wheeling Intelligencer editorial praises the Ohio governor’s efforts and his hope to begin opening Ohio by early May. However, there is nothing in the editorial, or for that matter, the paper’s news section about DeWine efforts to increase testing*. Here is one of yesterday’s AP reports that the Intelligencer could have . . .
Can’t have enough pictures of bridge work!
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 . . .
Will the Wheeling Intelligencer finally criticize the president? Don’t bet on it.
Earlier today, the President tweeted:
So some day, if a Democrat becomes President and the Republicans win the House, even by a tiny margin, they can impeach the President, without due process or fairness or any legal rights. All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here - a lynching. But we will WIN!— . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .