Local coffee drinkers, building the Mexican wall, an Alabama candidate, and the coronavirus
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:
President Trump: "Mexico is paying for . . .
“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 . . .
On Saturday, no less!
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 . . .
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:
Let’s . . .
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 . . .
Trump, despite everything going on around him, finds time to tweet his concerns about punctuation
This morning from our president:
To show you how dishonest the LameStream Media is, I used the word Liddle’, not Liddle, in discribing Corrupt Congressman Liddle’ Adam Schiff. Low ratings @CNN purposely took the hyphen out and said I . . .
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 . . .