The News-Register weighs in on aid to Hurricane Harvey victims
In an editorial, "No Room for Politics in Disaster Relief," the afternoon "newspaper" attacks Democrats for something the Republicans did with Hurricane Sandy aid:
It has been suggested by some that politics will play a role in how quickly and decisively Congress responds to the massive flood disaster . . .
It's easy when you ignore today's early morning vote on health care
In Friday afternoon's editorial*, "Capito Position Remains Solid," the Wheeling News-Register acts as if today's health care vote didn't happen. Instead of explaining Capito's vote early this morning for the latest version of Trumpcare (see next post down), the editorial focuses on previous Republican proposals and . . .
Into denial, it's something Wheeling "newspapers" refuse to do
Yesterday's editorial in the News-Register, "Get Coal Back In Energy Mix," begins by praising President Trump for his efforts to wipe-out Obama's actions on the environment:
He is working energetically to win half the battle on that. He is rolling back illogical Obama-administration rules that were intended to . . .
11. Overall, for every ~300 to 800 adults who get coverage, rigorous studies suggest we save one life per year.— Atul Gawande (@Atul_Gawande) June 21, 2017
Can't we all just get along (by not criticizing Trump)?
I previously wrote about Monday's News-Register editorial, "Think About How Words Are Heard," . . .
Despite having no experience in education, Betsy DeVos became Secretary of Education earlier this year by the narrowest of margins -- a tie-breaking vote by Vice President Pence. Until today, our local "newspapers" have published nothing but kind words about her. If you do a search on their website it yields at least a half-dozen . . .
"Forget it, Jake. It's a Wheeling newspaper."
Covering the news
Editing out justification for the agreement
Last Thursday, President Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris climate agreement. On Friday morning, the Wheeling Intelligencer's coverage edited the Associated Press' report and removed the AP's explanation for why we had joined the Paris . . .
Myer on health care
Mike Myer asks us "Is Health Care A Bargain?" In a meandering column (root canals, anyone?) with undocumented statistics and no acknowledgement that the U.S. pays twice as much for health care as most advanced nations with single payer/socialized health care with much worse results, he finally gets to . . .