Coronavirus news and views from the Wheeling Intelligencer
On Friday, the Intelligencer wrapped-up a 7,500 word, six-part, front-page series on the pandemic
Unfortunately, it was the 1918 pandemic. Couldn’t this have been summarized in one story with the rest of space devoted to the 2020 pandemic?
Easter Bunny virus news
From Friday, page 7:
Easter Bunny Set . . .
An update on the USS Theodore Roosevelt story
Despite more news and greater coverage, our local congressman and local “newspapers” continue to ignore the story
Just out, from the San Francisco Chronicle:
Exclusive: Coronavirus cleanup crews on infected Navy ship using T-shirts for masks
Yesterday, in The Hill:
More than 200 sailors aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt test positive for coronavirus
Yesterday, in Politico:
House panel to . . .
So much for concern for those who serve in the military (with update)
The Wheeling Intelligencer and our local representative, David McKinley, have had nothing to say about the Captain Brett Crozier story
I have a hunch that my blog-readers are aware of how Commander Brett Crozier was relieved of his duties for publicly calling attention to an outbreak of coronavirus aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt. In very recent developments, it was announced yesterday that Crozier has tested positive for the coronavirus. This morning, Reuters reported . . .
Lowlights from this week’s Wheeling Intelligencer
Intelligencer breaks its own one-day record for most PR releases passing as news stories
On Monday of this week, the front “news” section of the Wheeling Intelligencer published six public relations releases disguised as news reports. Three of them were from West Virginia University, and there was one each from a local realtor, . . .
Plain and simple plagiarism
Yet another reason to call the Wheeling Intelligencer a “newspaper”
Yesterday, the Washington Post released the Vatican report on former Bishop Michael J. Bransfield. (See next post down.) This morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer covered some of the findings of the document in a front-page article attributed to "staff reports." Much of the article quotes directly from the report – that makes sense . . .
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The answer: three old PR releases, one AP story and at least one picture of bridge construction
The question: what do we usually find on the Wheeling Intelligencer's front page on Monday?
As is often the case on Mondays, today's Wheeling Intelligencer front page contain little news especially if you believe that a news story ought to be current and relevant. Today’s front page features four stories -- only one of which meets both of those standards. (It's an AP story on the House impeachment inquiry.)
Here are . . .
Hey, Intelligencer -- you left out the third paragraph of this morning's AP report on the Trump/Democrat meeting to end the government shutdown
The front page of this morning's Wheeling Intelligencer carried part of an Associated Press report on yesterday's meeting between President Trump and Democratic leaders to end the government shutdown. Unfortunately for local readers, the Intelligencer skipped the AP's third paragraph. (The missing paragraph is in bold.)
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