Reading Ogden’s Monday editorial page
More recycled editorials
Today's first editorial is two-weeks-old and comes from Ogden’s Elkins paper, The Intermountain. The editorial comes out against bullies:
It’s Time to End Bullying in W.Va.
Coming soon: “Don’t Litter,” “Avoid Texting While Driving,” and “Don't Forget to Get Your Flu Shot.”. . .
Capito/Afghanistan and editorials
Supporting Senator Shelley
Today on page 6 of the Wheeling Intelligencer, Steven Allen Adams, Ogden’s political reporter, rewrites a Shelley Moore Capito press release about a partisan Afghanistan bill that our senator and a majority of the Senate Republicans are supporting:
In a statement Monday, Capito, R-W.Va., . . .
Another week, another plagiarism
Yes, it is another Wheeling Intelligencer plagiarism. Today’s editorial, “Fix Ohio’s Prison System,” most likely came from one of Ogden’s Ohio papers where it was stolen from an Associated Press reporter. Here is the first five paragraphs of a report by the AP’s Farnoush Amiri on September 15. I have highlighted in bold what today’s . . .
Yes, it's the "wide range of viewpoints” found on the Wheeling Intelligencer's editorial page
Attention local readers: it's August 24. That means that it is time for the annual Wheeling Intelligencer birthday editorial that tells its readers what a great newspaper it is. From that editorial:
At the same time, our editorial pages attempt to present a wide range of viewpoints.
And the rest of the page is . . .
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 . . .