A year-and-a-half ago, I did back-to-back posts (see here and here) about WV Governor Jim Justice’s attempt to turn WV Public Broadcasting into a Republican news outlet. Since then, WV’s public broadcasting outlet has lost a couple of good reporters. (Most notably Dave Mistich.) They are minus another good one this week as WVPB fired* Amelia . . .
Four Republican constitutional amendments lose and this is their top story?
What was today’s top story in Wheeling, West Virginia? I think most readers who follow local and state politics would quickly answer “the defeat of all four proposed amendments to the West Virginia Constitution.” Why? For starters, the amendments were the handiwork of the West Virginia GOP which pitched hard for their adoption:
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From an AP report in the Wheeling Intelligencer on June 23:
Ex-West Virginia Lawmaker Sentenced to 3 Months for Role in Capitol Riot
A former West Virginia lawmaker who livestreamed himself on Facebook storming the U.S. Capitol and cheering on what he described as a “revolution” was . . .
Misspellings? Sentences and articles cutoff in mid-sentence? Articles and columns repeated? Sorry, readers, but the Wheeling Intelligencer can no longer afford an editor to keep these mistakes from happening
Yes, but the paper still employs an editor whose job it is to alter Associated Press articles so that there will be minimal criticism of West Virginia Republicans
First reference to a news source
How should a news source be referenced? Should we use his/her full name or just the last name? What about their credentials? To answer these and similar questions, most major news sources use a stylebook – a reference work that standardizes how news is written. The Associated Press Stylebook requires . . .
The Washington Post looks at how it came to be, and I look at how we are doing economically under it
How did it happen?
Earlier today, this article from the Washington Post caught my eye:
New piece! It's about Joe Manchin, WV's long realignment, and why he votes and acts the way he does and where the state is headed.
Lots of stuff on elections, coal, realignment, party building and more: https://t.co/YmRYLcaZWR . . .
"Final Chapter: Back to the Wrong Turn"
Leftovers from a Friday article on Joe Manchin’s views, interviews with state leaders (Democrats need not apply), and a columnist that argues Obama caused George Floyd’s death
Yes, it’s the Monday Wheeling Intelligencer
More Manchin stuff (none of it new)
Intelligencer stenographer Jocelyn King interviewed WV Senator Joe Manchin when he was in Wheeling last Thursday. Her story appeared in Friday’s local papers. (See two posts down.) Today, King tells us that Manchin also discussed the Democrat’s infrastructure bill and said that he would not be a . . .