Quick takes on today’s Wheeling “newspapers”
Is Donald Trump no longer president?
Yesterday and earlier today, other news sources told us that the president may have signaled a willingness to talk to the Chinese about trade, may have gotten information on Mueller’s questioning of Paul Manafort, criticized the Federal Reserve and General Motors, questioned the study on climate . . .
Today’s Wheeling News-Register features 1500 words on a Republican House of Delegates incumbent from WV’s Eastern Panhandle who lost by 12%. For those of us who live in WV’s Northern Panhandle, how is this news?
Answer: it’s Shelley Moore Capito’s nephew!
Ogden political reporter, Steven Allen Adams, and the News-Register have outdone themselves with one of the longest front-page stories this year and it’s about a non-local candidate who lost by over 800 votes earlier this month. (The article looks to be a shoo-in for the “Worst News Article of the Year Award” -- especially with two-time . . .
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"Black Friday" for the Intelligencer
A suggestion for Ogden "newspapers" around holidays: give up the pretense that you're about "news"
News usually suggests timeliness and importance; today's front page had neither
Article 1: At the top of the front page is a story about the chairman of the Columbiana County Republican Party and his Facebook post that suggested that the California fires were God's punishment for being a liberal state. This story broke last . . .
The Associated Press map our local Ogden papers did not want us to see
Not when we have editorials cheering the Trump administration's rollback of pollution controls
The Associated Press has published an article and map detailing the EPA analysis of the health effects of President Trump's rollback of Obama's EPA standards. Here's their conclusion:
An EPA analysis says those pollutants would increase under Trump’s plan, when compared to what would happen under the Obama . . .
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Revisiting Trump's racism and the local papers' silence on it
At the end of April, local editor Mike Myer devoted his Sunday column to racism arguing that we needed to find "a solution to bigotry." I reacted by doing a blog post that began:
Sunday morning's Mike Myer column, “Let’s Find A Solution To Bigotry,” made a number of points about racism. After giving a personal . . .
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Stop the presses -- this is front page news
One more example of the locals' fascination with all things Gee
I can't make this up. The front page headline reads:
WVU President E. Gordon Gee Visits Wheeling
And the article begins:
Prospective West Virginia University students and their parents got the chance to ask university President Gordon Gee “anything.”
Gee was in Wheeling at Oglebay’s . . .
Saving Senator Ryan
Northern panhandle Ogden newspapers have their work cut out for themselves
Spoiler alert: here are just some of the recent efforts by Wheeling "newspapers" to promote local state senator Ryan Ferns.
A front page article on January 8 tells us that
Legislators Look at Elections for W.Va. School Board
In the article, Ferns makes an interesting . . .