From yesterday’s Mike Myer column:
Some in the media, and that includes newspapers, magazines, television, radio and various internet entities, seem to care less for accuracy and fairness than for pushing their own agendas.
But our local editor doesn’t include our local papers in that group:
But the overwhelming majority of newspaper journalists still believe in telling the truth as fairly and completely as possible. That’s how we make our living.
Really? Here is what Wheeling’s “newspapers” have done in the first six weeks of the new year:
January 2: Lied about the what and when of a previous editorial.
January 9: Removed material from an AP article that runs counter to their pro-fossil fuel editorial "agenda."
January 16: Removed negative material about the Republican Party from an AP article.
January 23: Ignored a national story about a Republican congressman’s sexual harassment.
January 30: Removed one-third of an AP article that assessed Trump’s first year in office. Almost all that was removed was either negative toward the president or positive toward his predecessor.
February 7: Left out critical information and provided no context in an editorial on Trump’s DACA plan.
Forget “accuracy” and “fairness” – these are all about “pushing an agenda.”