A look at a predictable editorial
This morning the Wheeling Intelligencer finally commented on last week’s CNBC analysis that ranked West Virginia as America’s worst state for business. The editorial, “Blame Game No Solution for W.Va.,” argues that instead of pointing fingers, as Governor Justice recently did in a press release, he should be providing “solutions or . . .
Yes, it's another dishonest Intelligencer editorial on health care
From this morning's editorial, "Health Care Law Action Essential":
No one knows how many billions — more likely, tens of billions — of dollars have been funneled to insurance companies by the government, under former President Barack Obama. Much of the subsidy money was paid illegally.
"No one . . .
Do they actually read their own "newspaper"?
From the editorial page of this morning's Wheeling Intelligencer:
On the left side is an editorial asking us to "End Hysteria Over Politics." On the right side is a column by the xenophobic, racist, and frequently hysterical Pat Buchanan, "Are We Nearing Civil War?"
"Forget it, Jake. It's a Wheeling newspaper."
Covering the news
Editing out justification for the agreement
Last Thursday, President Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris climate agreement. On Friday morning, the Wheeling Intelligencer's coverage edited the Associated Press' report and removed the AP's explanation for why we had joined the Paris . . .
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:. . .
Two separate editorials -- I think they really miss her
If you read this blog last year, you recognize the title on this post. For new readers, last year our local "newspapers" attacked the Democratic candidate for president on an almost daily basis and I created this blog category to keep track of some of their more atrocious attacks. Why are they returning to Hillary? While I'm not . . .
The importance of the headline
There are number of studies that have concluded that a majority of news consumers don't read anything beyond the headline. For instance, the Center for Public Affairs Research and the American Press Institute tells us that:
roughly six in 10 people acknowledge that they have done . . .