Is this the only afternoon newspaper in the United States that has nothing about President Trump contracting the coronavirus?
Here is President Trump’s tweet from 12:54 AM this morning:
Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2020
The first Associated Press reports soon followed and continued . . .
You wouldn’t know this if you depend upon the Wheeling Intelligencer for your news, but on Sunday afternoon, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline was canceled by its developers
Here is the lede on yesterday afternoon’s Associated Press story:
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The developers of the long-delayed, $8 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline announced the cancellation of the multi-state natural gas project Sunday, citing uncertainties about costs, permitting and litigation.
Whether you agree or . . .
The paper needs a more up-to-date explanation of what they are
Two more today
Two days ago, I documented how half of the stories on its front page were word-for-word public relations releases. Today, we get more of the same.
Two old (October) stories featured on today’s front pages
1. An October 22 PR release from WVU gets front-page coverage
Here’s a screenshot of the original:
Here’s that same press release (word-for-word) on the front page of today’s Wheeling newspapers:
WVU Extension Service Program Helps Youth Struggling With Weight, Pre-Diabetes
2. E-Tablets . . .
Posted in: yesterday's news tomorrow
Irrelevant news and "handling the truth"
Trump barely makes the front page
As noted in my previous post, President Trump was only referenced once in Friday's Wheeling Intelligencer -- on the last page of the paper in an article about the Kentucky governor's race. Despite Friday being an especially newsworthy day in the impeachment hearings, . . .
Can we find anything newsworthy?
The Bransfield story and yesterday’s Washington Post story
This morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer featured Ogden reporter Steven Allen Adams’ report on Ogden-favorite and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s ongoing battle with the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. If you look toward the end of the Morrisey coverage, . . .
The Wheeling Intelligencer once again demonstrates its commitment to bringing us the news in a timely manner
Covering Wheeling Heritage's renewal
At the top of the front page of this morning's Wheeling Intelligencer is this headline:
National Parks Service: Wheeling Heritage Re-Authorized
Reporter Joselyn King tells us:
The National Parks Service deemed Wheeling Heritage worthy of continued . . .