Answer: a large picture of a tractor, a WVU press release, yet another Ohio editorial along with one admonishing us to take driving seriously, and a syndicated columnist on why Giorgia Meloni is not a fascist
Question: What's in the morning paper?
The front page
Half the page is taken up by a story with two pictures of the upcoming Oglebayfest. (A picture of a park tractor takes up a fourth of the page.)
Also on the front page is something from ”staff reports” that is actually a word-for-word PR release from West Virginia University detailing President E. Gordon Gee’s . . .
9/21/22: Another close look at the Wheeling Intelligencer editorial page
Irrelevant, lazy editorials
Editorial #1: “Reverse Economic Trend”
It's more Ohio crap: the editorial, “Reverse economic trend,” tells us that the poverty rate in Ohio is 12.7” and that it is “0.8% higher than the national rate.” The editorial (most likely from the Marietta Times) then tells us that “we need” to do . . .
The Monday Intelligencer: Another recycled editorial and Steven Allen Adams writes about a popular meme that he says doesn’t make West Virginians look good
The lazy Intelligencer once again demonstrates its disdain for its readership
Steven Allen Adams blames West Virginians for . . .
Answer: A three-year-old editorial, an op-ed that hasn’t changed much in ten years, and the thoughts of a self-righteous Ohio legislator
Question: What can I find on today’s Wheeling Intelligencer’s editorial page?
Today’s only Wheeling Intelligencer editorial, “Freedom Is Key To Independence,” has made the rounds of at least twenty Ogden’s newspapers since 2019. The editorial is cliched and predictable; my hunch is that few readers actually made it all the way through this long, by Ogden standards, editorial. It does take up lots . . .
Are West Virginians as hospitable as legislators and Ogden Newspapers think they are?
Yesterday’s Ogden editorial, “WVa. a Welcome Home for Refugees,” begins by telling us what the WV legislature did at the end of their most recent legislative session:
Among the last resolutions adopted by West Virginia lawmakers before the end of this year’s regular legislative session was one urging . . .
Back in November of 2017, the Wheeling Intelligencer ran an editorial that cheered the fact that comedian Kathy Griffin was having difficulty finding jobs after she had posted “a video of herself holding a fake severed head that strongly resembled the president of the United States.” (I wrote about it here). The editorial could not hide its . . .
The Intelligencer shows more disdain for its readers: today's lead editorial is the same editorial that was published last Wednesday
Hey, but it takes-up space (and that's apparently all that matters)
In fairness to the editor, the first sentences was changed but the rest of today's lead editorial, "Help Hospitals Weather Storm," is exactly the same as last Wednesday's lead editorial, "Hospitals Face New Surge of Patients."
This is not an isolated incidence -- it is the third time in the last four . . .