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Today’s Wheeling newspapers: “We don’t need no stinkin’ landfill 34 miles from Wheeling to editorially attack when we’ve got national Democrats!”

After a 2-year absence, our local Ogden papers appear to have returned to their old editorial habits

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Since 2017, the local papers have claimed on various occasions that they are “community newspapers.” On Saturday, the Intelligencer once again reminded us:

But local matters - things affecting the everyday lives of our readers - were and are priorities at The Intelligencer.

That description partly . . .

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August 27, 2019

Wheeling "newspapers" have never criticized Trump's racism

On the other hand, they have never been shy about mocking those who do

From the editorial page of this afternoon's Wheeling News-Register:

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August 09, 2019

The Wheeling Intelligencer continues to ignore Trump’s racism

Because it’s the Democrats who are the real racists!

If you’ve had access to any news sources beyond our local Ogden “newspapers” this weekend, you’re probably aware of the president’s Twitter attacks on Congressman Elijah Cummins of Baltimore. This was the first one on Saturday morning:

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July 29, 2019

Attacking Beto O’Rourke

The Wheeling News-Register gives the Green New Deal and Ocasio-Cortez a day off

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Has O’Rouke won the Democratic nomination? (Did I fall asleep for 18 months?) And what happened to Ocasio-Cortez? (I thought that Ogden papers were required to run an attack on her and her ideas every day.) Wow! Even Hillary Clinton back in 2016 was never attacked four times on one editorial page.

There is not much . . .

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March 21, 2019

Clueless in Wheeling: Mike Myer doesn’t understand why WV millennials are leaving the state

A suggestion for our local editor – read your own newspaper

In yesterday's column*, “Bringing Them Back to W.Va.”, Wheeling News-Register editor Mike Myer begins by documenting West Virginia’s population decline. Myer then wonders why young people are leaving the state and what the state can do to bring those who have left back to the state. On these latter points, Myer does no research -- . . .

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January 07, 2019

Wheeling’s “newspapers” apparently care about veterans

They have remained totally silent, however, when President Trump has disrespected them as he did this weekend

A look at the president’s Veteran’s Day weekend:

Saturday

On Saturday, Trump skipped a World War I commemoration ceremony because it was raining. As was widely-reported:

Trump has faced widespread criticism over his decision not to attend the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial over the weekend as world . . .

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November 13, 2018

Four lawsuits against WV’s Secretary of State settled (updated 9/19)

While other media examined the suits, Ogden devoted 665 words to WV Secretary of State Mac Warner’s outrage. (It’s the least they could do for a favorite.)

A short quiz

Here’s how several WV news sources headlined a story about the results of a lawsuit against the secretary of state. See if you can spot the headline that appeared on the front page of today’s Wheeling News-Register:

  • A. Ex-Secretary of State Employees Settle Lawsuits Over Firings
  • B. 4 Warner lawsuits . . .

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September 18, 2018

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