Given their coverage the last two days, I was surprised that there were two stories critical of President Trump on the front page of today's Wheeling Intelligencer:
Comey Pushed Harder For Russia Probe (AP story)
Manchin Calls for Independent Prosecutor
And on page 7:
Republicans Question Comey's Firing (AP story)
And the weakest of the group, an editorial:
Comey Had to Go As Director of FBI
The editorial suggests that Comey, before last year's election, erred in publicly discussing the FBI's ongoing investigation into Clinton's emails and that is the reason why he should have been fired. Maybe the writer needs to read the rest of the morning paper -- that's not what the other articles are saying about the reasons for Comey's dismissal. And maybe, for consistency's sake, the writer needs to read the position that Wheeling "newspapers" have previously taken in numerous editorials and Myer columns when Comey's inappropriate behavior was never mentioned. (For instance, see this editorial which praised Comey's discussion of an ongoing investigation just days before the November election.) If anything, those editorials/columns often took the opposite position: Comey was severely criticized for being too soft on Clinton. Despite this criticism, this column is noteworthy because it is the first time that a Wheeling "newspaper" even so much as hinted that Hillary Clinton may have been right about something.
What happened? Is it an aberration, a newfound interest in practicing good journalism, or a realization that rightwing programs and policies have a better chance with a President Pence?
Update 5/12 -- "God's in His heaven—All's right with the world!" (Robert Browning)
Things appear to have returned to normal. Here today's editorial in the News-Register:
Probe Russian Links with Clintons, Too