The biggest story on this morning's front page proclaimed:
Hillary & Trump Turn Up Muslim Rhetoric
The original AP article came in at 1000 words of which 400 words were dropped for the Intelligencer version -- most of what was deleted coming at the end of the article. However, the Intelligencer did cut 75 . . .
Seldom does a week goes by that one of our local "newspapers" doesn't remind us that Hillary Clinton said that "we're going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business." As has been pointed out by Clinton's supporters and a number of media sources, the quote lacks context and does not include . . .
If you believe them, I've got a bridge in Benwood that I can sell you
For our local "newspapers," Tuesday was dedicated to selling Trump and the Republicans to the local readers. You couldn't miss it. The locals invested in a 600+ word, inconsequential , front-page article in both "newspapers"(taking up about one-half of the front-page news space) plus an afternoon editorial; both of . . .
Columnists past and future and "hanging" Hillary
Just another week of anti-Clinton messaging
Here is a list of last week's anti-Hillary Wheeling Intelligencer editorial page material:
Free Pass Given to Hillary (Thomas)
Hillary Clinton's Non-Indictment May Not Help Her (Barone)
Disqualifying, in a Sane World (Erickson)
. . .
From the Ogden propaganda manual: "it can only be applied to Democrats"
Some questions to get us started -- which past presidential candidate stood in front of a coal plant, pointed at it and said "This plant kills." The candidate later shut down the plant.
Barack Obama, right? Wrong, it was Mitt Romney. (Here's an article that explains the context and verifies the accuracy of the . . .
Wheeling "newspapers" ignore or distort the story
Today's biggest story
Judging from the AP's coverage and other news sources such as network and cable news outlets, it's not hard to conclude that gun control has become a major news story. That's probably true unless you depend upon Wheeling "newspapers" for your news coverage. For instance, here's a . . .
(It wasn't the first time and it probably won't be the last)
I've written about "astroturfing" a couple of times. Here's how I explained it back in 2014:
The Online Slang Dictionary defines astroturfing as "the creation of lobbying groups that appear to be separate from corporate interests, but that are actually funded by them. As opposed to "grassroots" . . .