The New York Times, Newsweek, and WTOV covered this; local Ogden papers did not
Yesterday, Belmont County Republican Party Chairman Chris Gagin tweeted the following after President Trump's news conference with Putin:
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I remain a proud conservative and Republican, but I resigned today as Belmont Co Ohio GOP Chairman. I did so as a matter of conscience, and my sense of duty.— Chris Gagin (@cgagin) July 16, 2018
I must be wrong – there’s nothing about it in this morning’s Intelligencer
If you watched any national news yesterday on network or cable channels, the top story was the same. If you go to Kiosko, you'll find that all five of today’s featured papers plus The Wall Street Journal placed it at the top of their front page. As the Associated Press headlined it in one of its many reports:
Watchdog: Comey . . .
At least the Intelligencer is consistent
The top story this morning in major newspapers across the United States:
Clearly, President Trump's decision to cancel the meeting with North Korea was this morning's important national story.
The top story in this morning's Wheeling Intelligencer was:
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Tumult Continues in Bethesda
The Ogden campaign to defeat Democrat Joe Manchin continues
Since the story originated with the Associated Press, I googled a phrase from this morning's front page Wheeling Intelligencer article on Democrat Joe Manchin's fundraising efforts. The search yielded 121 hits at 11 AM this morning. By looking only at the headline, see if you can spot the Wheeling Intelligencer link on my screen grab . . .
Not surprisingly, it’s about President Trump
Yesterday afternoon the office of President Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, was raided by federal agents. Documents were seized, and the president reacted angrily. The Associated Press’ first stories on the seizure appear to have gone out shortly after 4 PM. (Here is an early version.) Later that hour, local television news began to . . .
As Ogden's coverage of McKinley and Manchin demonstrate: it's not about incumbency, it's about party affiliation
The Ogden papers have dropped all pretense of fairness and objectivity
Yesterday, I once again documented how the Wheeling “newspapers” have totally ignored congressman David McKinley’s opponents in the upcoming elections. Today, let’s compare Ogden's coverage of Republican incumbent McKinley with Democratic incumbent Joe Manchin.
Earlier this week, the locals featured a story about a public debate . . .
Good for him but how is this front-page news?
For starters, the article's headline misrepresents most of the article – what Representative McKinley actually wants to know is why West Virginia leads the nation in opioid deaths per thousand:
West Virginia leads the nation in the number of drug overdose cases per capita, and U.S. Rep. David B. McKinley thinks the leaders . . .