And just like our president, the Wheeling Intelligencer has no problem lying to us
From this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorial:
We know for a fact that he kept the promises he made to West Virginians. The “war on coal” prosecuted with such vigor by the previous administration was reexamined under Trump. Environmental Protection Agency initiatives launched solely to close coal mines . . .
Demonstrate concern: a rhetorical strategy used by Ogden papers to insulate themselves from any criticism that they are part of a problem
Today’s example: a Wheeling Intelligencer editorial wants the Catholic Church to “Probe Gifts Within Church”
One strategy to avoid being marginalized on an issue is to show concern for the problem. Take the climate change issue in which we've probably progressed to the point where arguing that “climate change is a hoax” hurts your credibility. As I documented earlier this year, Ogden newspapers (and local congressman David McKinley) appear to . . .
Searching for journalistic integrity in an Intelligencer editorial? First, however, you will need to ignore the exaggeration and lying
Today’s editorial lies to us about how Ohio’s dynamic duo fought the congressional “cesspool of partisan politics”
An editorial in this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer tells us that “Bipartisanship Is Not Dead”:
Some political scientists say Congress has become a cesspool of partisan politics. Democrats and Republicans view every issue strictly from their party leaders’ viewpoints, it is said. Constituents’ . . .
Today's Wheeling Intelligencer editorial makes up stuff to prove that radicals have taken control of the Democratic Party
They claim this even though Ohio Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown refuted the Intelligencer's and others' “concern troll” points yesterday
This morning’s editorial, “Ultra-Leftists Gain Control of Party,” starts by expressing sympathy for Ohio Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown. Brown had been considering running for president but decided last Thursday against it. According to the editorial, Brown chose not to run because extremists have taken over . . .
The Intelligencer, out of its concern for the poor, editorializes that plastic bags should not be banned
Yes, my bridge is still for sale.
This morning's Wheeling Intelligencer editorial, “Plastic Bag Fees Not Good Idea,” argues that a plastic bag fee at Ohio’s grocery stores would put an unfair burden upon the poor and it chastises liberals for even suggesting the idea.
The editorial points to . . .
It never is when Republicans are at fault*
I seldom comment upon local editorials about Ohio politics. (Ogden editorials about West Virginia politics are usually more than enough to keep me busy.) A sentence in the editorial, “Probe Charter School Fiasco,” caught my attention, however, and I couldn’t let it go by without some research and comments.
The editorial is about a . . .
(Yes, a little insight and some inadvertent honesty)
No Warner news story but we do get the inevitable editorial
Regular readers of the Wheeling Intelligencer knew it was coming. In the absence of any actual news coverage of West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner just having cost the state a couple of million dollars (see previous two posts), we instead get an editorial defending . . .