The Wheeling Intelligencer reporter saw a different speech than the one that national news sources saw
This morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer coverage of yesterday’s Trump speech in Monaca (PA) was considerably different from that found in most national media. Rather than depending upon the Associated Press for coverage, our local paper used Rick Shrum, a reporter from another Ogden newspaper -- the Washington (PA) Observer-Reporter. The . . .
Here's a short new video from Vox that explains the proposal's basic ideas
The local media wasteland on information about the Green New Deal
My hunch is that a lot people who live in the Ohio Valley know very little about the Green New Deal. Especially if we depend upon local media, we are most-likely uninformed or ill-informed.
As for the local television stations' coverage: I cannot recall . . .
On the other hand, they have never been shy about mocking those who do
Smiling Trump gives thumbs-up
This is quickly making the rounds although I doubt that we will see it in the afternoon Wheeling News-Register:
This is how TPM described it:
In a jarring image tweeted from first lady Melania Trump’s account, she and President Donald Trump grin, the latter flashing a thumbs up, as they pose with a baby . . .
football and coal mines, party-school rankings, salaries
An interesting coaching strategy
Yesterday, the WVU football team visited a coal mine:
Why a coal mine? I don't know. Perhaps . . .
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Hey, WTRF: When Congressman McKinley comes around for his free campaign promo segment, why don’t you surprise him and ask some real questions?
I’ve thought of a few gun-related questions if you can’t think of any
Whenever David McKinley (WV-1) is back in town, we can usually assume that local Wheeling TV station WTRF will give him a couple of challenge-free minutes to spout whatever he wants promoted. (See here and here for recent examples.) Today starts the second week of the House’s six-week recess and my hunch is that we are just days away from the . . .
A reaction to the Bransfield investigation, the proposed gas storage hub, and CNBC’s annual “worst states for business”
A Washington Post op-ed on West Virginia's former bishop
The religious section of this morning’s Washington Post has an op-ed by Michael J. Iafrate, who is co-coordinator of the Catholic Committee of Appalachia and a doctoral candidate in theology. Iafrate has been asking important questions of the Wheeling-Charleston Diocese for . . .