Our local papers can certainly relate to "failed leadership"
Iowa’s Republican senator, Joni Ernst, was on CNN earlier today:
DANA BASH: You criticized Obama for 'failed leadership' when 2 people in the US died from Ebola. Nearly 130,000 are dead from coronavirus. So is Trump showing failed leadership?@SenJoniErnst: "No. I think that the president is stepping forward." pic.twitter.com/2KDUPpjL2Y— . . .
Good thing there is nothing important happening
From the online edition of today’s Palm Beach Post:
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UPDATE: President Donald Trump, back at his Mar-a-Lago estate Sunday afternoon after going to his West Palm Beach-area golf course earlier, defended his administration’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, then took a dig at a familiar foe, the New York Times.
A 17-year-old brings a loaded gun to a local high school and the Intelligencer finds that "worrisome"
It has had nothing to say, however, about the increasing likelihood that 18-year-olds will legally be allowed to bring concealed weapons to WV Northern and West Liberty campuses
From this morning's Wheeling Intelligencer editorial, "Keeping Firearms Out of Our Schools":
City police say that when they went to Steubenville High School to question a student about an armed robbery, they found a loaded .40-caliber pistol in his backpack. Later, that 17-year-old and a 16-year-old were charged in . . .
Yes, it’s another editorial telling us how the Wheeling News-Register is “obliged to no individual, organization, political party or ideology"
Readers need only look at the next editorial for evidence to the contrary
Last month it was the Wheeling Intelligencer, this month it is the News-Register -- the anniversary of their founding becomes an excuse for a self-congratulatory editorial. From yesterday’s lead editorial:
We do not slant our reports to favor anyone. We let the chips fall where they may.
Our responsibility is to our . . .
There's no mention of President Trump's rhetoric in the editorial, however
An editorial in this morning's Wheeling Intelligencer wants us to reject the use of harassment in politics. Not this kind:
But the Democratic Representative Maxine Waters' kind:
"If you see anybody from (Trump’s) Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out . . .
According to the local papers, is it something only Democrats do? And is it all Obama's fault?
In a 17-day period two months ago, the two Wheeling “newspapers” carried 23 articles that mentioned John Conyers, a Democratic African-American congressman from Michigan. (See here.) In the same period, there were three editorials that dealt only with Conyers. Both the articles and editorials dealt with the harassment charges against Conyers . . .
One more hypocrisy for our local "newspapers"
The Wheeling papers have certainly adapted well to the first year of the Trump presidency especially on subjects for which they routinely criticized the Obama administration. For the year, the "newspapers" have yet to criticize Trump for his use of executive orders -- something that was a regular feature of editorials and . . .