Accuracy? Fairness? Or pushing an agenda?
From yesterday’s Mike Myer column:
Some in the media, and that includes newspapers, magazines, television, radio and various internet entities, seem to care less for accuracy and fairness than for pushing their own agendas.
But our local editor doesn’t include our local papers in that group:
But the . . .
Yesterday’s “exhaustive” study by thirteen federal agencies that concluded that humans are the dominant cause of global warming? Or WVU President Gee’s rehashing last Monday of a two-month old study?
Today, on the front page of many U.S. newspapers is a headline similar to this one:
US Report Contradicts Trump Team: Warming Mostly Man-Made
That’s the New York Times headline for an AP article on climate change that begins:
A massive U.S. report concludes the evidence of global warming is stronger . . .
Intelligencer buries West Virginia campaign fraud story with local/state implications on the obituary page
Not much to see here
If you look for it, you can find a skeleton of a story on page 2 of yesterday’s Wheeling Intelligencer in the last column right below “Funerals Today."1 It’s a three paragraph AP report and the headline reads:
Businessman Accused of Campaign Fraud
The AP story:
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Next up for Trump -- fox to be put in charge of henhouse
From the Huffington Post:
The White House announced Saturday that Trump would be nominating David Zatezalo to run the Mine Safety and Health Administration. Zatezalo was previously the CEO of Rhino Resources, a Kentucky-based coal company.
Zatezalo grew up in . . .
A look at two stories found on today's front pages: coverage of an Ogden bridal show and an area legislator working on . . . . (you'll never guess this one) legislation!
The biggest (words + pictures) story in the news sections of today's Wheeling papers was:
Happy Couples View Variety of Wedding Options at Newspapers' Bridal Show
Of course, it's the area Ogden papers' bridal show. The article includes plugs for the participating businesses (I'm sure that was . . .
Ogden Newspapers' business plan
A lot of what I write about on this blog deals with Wheeling's newspapers' right-wing Republican agenda that permeates the paper beyond the editorial page where it belongs. To that end, I often analyze and document the non-editorial page stories they choose not to carry as well as those they do. While I seldom note their ineptitude on . . .
A look at a predictable editorial
This morning the Wheeling Intelligencer finally commented on last week’s CNBC analysis that ranked West Virginia as America’s worst state for business. The editorial, “Blame Game No Solution for W.Va.,” argues that instead of pointing fingers, as Governor Justice recently did in a press release, he should be providing “solutions or . . .