Biased, uninformed, and missing important information
A look at three recent Ogden editorials
Rounding up the usual suspects
Whether it’s in the West Virginia legislature or Congress, Ogden editorials are thankful that there are at least a few liberals around to scapegoat when Republican can’t govern. According to those editorials, liberals, a minority of the minority party in both governments, have power way beyond their . . .
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Is the Wheeling News-Register “Insisting on Ethical Conduct by Pruitt” (updated 4/10)
Are you kidding? Fox News, among others, is a whole lot tougher
Today’s News-Register editorial takes up the ethical questions surrounding the head of the EPA, Scott Pruitt. The editorial quickly dismisses the taxpayer’s money spent on his person security:
In directing what is a very politically incorrect campaign against some regulations, Pruitt is making many enemies. Consideration of . . .
Cherry-picked statistics and straw-man arguments
Yes, it’s another Ogden editorial on gun control
First, we get the “straw man argument:”
London, England, is reminding Americans that gun control does not translate automatically to reducing violence.
(Is anyone, liberal or otherwise, arguing that it “automatically” translates?)
From there, Monday’s Wheeling News-Register editorial* ignores the . . .
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With plenty of condescension, today’s Wheeling News-Register editorial warns public school employees not to be used by politicians
The damage control begins
From the first paragraphs of today's News-Register editorial/lecture, “Don’t Be Used by the Politicians”:
Public school employees in West Virginia should be outraged, not to mention suspicious, that their record-length work stoppage is being used by some for purely political reasons.
Democrats in the Legislature have . . .
Anti-Semitism is on the rise
And the Wheeling News-Register can only tell us that there are "plenty of reasons" while ignoring the obvious one
From the editorial* in Wednesday’s Wheeling News-Register:
Plenty of explanations are being offered for a disturbing report issued this week. Anti-Semitic incidents in the United States last year were up 57 percent from 2016, according to the Anti-Defamation League.
This is yet another opinion piece that ignores . . .
Defending free speech?
An ill-informed, mean-spirited, dated editorial from the Wheeling News-Register that adds nothing to our understanding of free speech issues (with 2/28 and 3/2 updates)
This afternoon's Wheeling News-Register editorial, "Defend Free Speech, Don't Discourage It," is one of its worst (on many levels) in at least a couple of months. The editorial is about the University of Washington's decision to require a campus Republican group to provide $17,000 upfront for security in order to bring a . . .
Today’s editorial tells us: “Get Bigger ‘Take’ From Sports Bets”
It was obviously written by someone who did little or no research
Today's News-Register editorial explains why the state of West Virginia's take on sports betting should be increased if the U.S. Supreme Court gives the go-ahead:
After buying some computer hardware and software, the casino’s costs would be minimal. Much of the operation would be virtually automatic.
No, . . .