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Local coffee drinkers, building the Mexican wall, an Alabama candidate, and the coronavirus

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Perhaps not as big as "seniors meeting for coffee," here are a couple of news stories that I found interesting in my travels around the Web.

Mexico is paying for the wall (that's Trump's story, and he's sticking with it.)

From yesterday’s Trump rally:

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August 29, 2020

“Who are you going to believe? Me, or your lying eyes?” On coronavirus, a Wheeling News-Register columnist tells us “The nation’s doing pretty well.”

Really? Compared to what? The paper agrees and won’t let recent statistics ruin an article that affirms its biases – and so it edits out the author’s numbers

Today, the afternoon Wheeling News-Register published an article by syndicated columnist Betsy McCaughey on its editorial page:

Pay Attention to Facts, Not Hype About the COVID-19 Epidemic

The column is yet another in a long line of Ogden articles that argues for downplaying the virus and putting America back to . . .

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July 02, 2020

Reading the new and improved Sunday News-Register's "Region" section

On Saturday, no less!

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Despite Ogden’s promise to keep or enlarge the paper, this section (formerly the opinion section) has cut back on opinion and added more “news” reports. The editorial page still features its right-wing syndicated columnists – in this case, Pat Buchanan and Kathleen Parker, but that is a reduction from the usual four or five that . . .

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May 30, 2020

More Ogden lies about Michigan’s Governor Whitmer

This one has scary implications

Three weeks ago, our local Ogden “newspaper” editor, claimed that Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer had significantly restricted the civil liberties of her constituents. Of course, if you checked out his claims, none were true. (See here.) Today, there is more of the same in the Wheeling News-Register editorial cartoon:

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Let’s . . .

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May 11, 2020

Today’s Wheeling News-Register: little news, some filler, mostly ads and another questions-with-no-answers Myer column

Perhaps it is time for our local paper to follow Ogden’s Parkersburg paper and get rid of the published Sunday edition?

Only five stories in the entire “news” section

The front page had four of them. Colin McGuire, a reporter from another Ogden paper in Frederick (MD), compiled a report from a couple of Ogden reporters on how residents were adapting to stay-at-home orders. The article contains little, if any, insight; I do not understand why this was . . .

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May 10, 2020

Presidential concerns, "trumped up," and a Capito follow-up

Trump, despite everything going on around him, finds time to tweet his concerns about punctuation

This morning from our president:

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September 27, 2019

“It’s the same old song” (with apologies to the Four Tops)

Reading the Sunday Wheeling News-Register

The front page

More self-promotion masquerading as news

Easily the biggest article on the front page of today's Wheeling News-Register is the 700-word story (with picture) promoting Ogden’s Corporate Cup Challenge which is two months away. Not unlike the 1900 words on Ogden’s “Tough as Nails Urban Challenge” two weeks . . .

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March 31, 2019

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