With false headlines
What does Trump have to do before our local "newspapers" will criticize him? How about racist, misogynistic, homophobic, xenophobic language and sometimes action? No. Not enough. How about evidence-free attacks upon the judiciary or former presidents? Hardly. In two years, the local papers have moved . . .
Are any of West Virginia's elected representatives going to hold a town hall meeting about health care?
(with February 27 update)
West Virginia town halls
Early this afternoon the Associated Press reported on attempts to get West Virginia's congressional delegation to attend a town hall meeting about the future of health care:
Demonstrators at the Capitol in Charleston are calling on the state's congressional delegation to hear their . . .
Will the locals get around to reporting this?
Last month, our new Secretary of State, Mac Warner, fired 16 employees who had worked for the state for many years and since then has added 22 new people. Today, Phil Kabler on the front page of the Charleston Gazette reports that a wrongful termination suit has now been filed against Warner:
"You know what it looks like on . . .
Documenting local "newspaper" coverage
On Wednesday night, West Virginia governor Jim Justice gave his first State of the State address and most of it was dedicated to the state's budget crisis. Not surprisingly, the local "newspapers" reacted negatively to the suggestion of new taxes. As the battle of the budget unfolds, I hope to write about how it's covered . . .
The locals pursue their pro-Trump agenda
Sunday -- ignoring the story
President Trump's immigration order became a major news story on Saturday evening. Here's an Associated Press dispatch at 6:40 PM that evening:
A U.S. federal law enforcement official says any non-U.S. citizen from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia or Yemen is now barred from . . .
Local Awards for 2016
Winner: "Shoe on Other Foot On ‘War on Women’"
The only thing that was truthful in this editorial were the first two sentences about the attempt to recognize World War II women pilots. The rest of the editorial contained one lie after another about the role played by . . .
(with November 7 update)
Front page - "Cole Would Focus on Jobs, Drug Abuse"
The front pages of Wheeling's "newspapers" are sometimes used as an extension of the editorial pages. By using biased headlines, edited AP reports, and editorial-like articles, the papers look to persuade rather than inform. And as we draw . . .