Opinion

By September 18, 2018 Read More →

GOpac endorsements for West Virginia Legislative candidates

GOpac Endorses the following Legislative Candidates in November 6, 2018 General Election   CHARLESTON, W.Va. ─ GOpac, the Gas and Oil Political Action Committee of the Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia (IOGAWV) has endorsed 64 candidates for legislative races in the upcoming West Virginia 2018 General Election on November 6, 2018.   “IOGAWV, […]

By September 14, 2018 Read More →

ENDORSEMENT: W.Va. Directors of Senior and Community Services “Senior Power” PAC announce 2018 General Election candidate endorsements

Release from the West Virginia Directors of Senior and Community Services Senior Power PAC: CHARLESTON, W.Va. The West Virginia Directors of Senior and Community Services Senior Power Political Action Committee announced its candidate endorsements for the 2018 general election today. The West Virginia Directors of Senior and Community Services is the association that represents senior centers across […]

By September 3, 2018 Read More →

EDITORIAL: Labor Day: Celebrate workers and be safe

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel editorial Each year, the Labor Day holiday weekend signifies the end of summer, the first break in a young school year, the return of college football … it is another holiday that often includes a lot of good food and a chance to spend a day off work with family […]

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By August 29, 2018 Read More →

Editorial: The DA’s response to Gee’s recent comment about newspapers

The Daily Athenaeum editorial As the president of West Virginia’s flagship university, E. Gordon Gee’s words hold power. On Monday, those words discredited the free press, a press that WVU has helped produce. Generations of great journalists have gone through WVU and its independent student news source, the Daily Athenaeum. The first thing WVU mentions […]

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By August 16, 2018 Read More →

Daily Mail editorial: A free and independent press is sacred to America

Charleston Gazette-Mail President Donald Trump is no fan of the news media. Or at least of many of the nation’s most long-respected and widely read and watched news organizations. “So funny to watch the Fake News, especially NBC and CNN,” the president tweeted in June of this year, claiming that the networks were downplaying his […]

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By August 16, 2018 Read More →

Gazette editorial: Fake news? Usually true

Charleston Gazette-Mail In recent days, West Virginians have gotten an up-close look at how Gov. Jim Justice handles news he doesn’t like. The short answer is, not well. Justice accuses the news media, some more than others, of not being “positive” enough, while he calls a story “negative” if it accurately reports inconvenient facts — […]

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By August 16, 2018 Read More →

Editorial: Attacks on media undercut vital role of the press

The Herald-Dispatch During his campaign for the presidency and his tenure in office, Donald Trump has routinely portrayed the press as disseminating “fake news” and as an “enemy of the American people.” Handy catchphrases, the type he has regularly deployed on his way to vanquishing his political opponents and to try to shape the national […]

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By August 16, 2018 Read More →

Editorial: ‘Fake News’: Trump’s attacks on journalism are harmful

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel Donald Trump began very early in his presidency to hit the accelerator on use of the term “fake news” in what, at the time, seemed a battle with major national media outlets. He has not let up; and the ripple effects go far beyond the organizations at which the president […]

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By August 16, 2018 Read More →

Editorial: ‘Fake news’ label incorrect

The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register It was less than a month into his term when President Donald Trump ramped up his “fake news” battle with several big national media outlets, referring to them at that time as the “enemy of the people.” The rhetoric continues 18 months later as the term “fake news” now permeates […]

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By August 16, 2018 Read More →

Editorial: ‘Fake news’ rhetoric damages our democracy

The Journal Fake news” has been a staple of President Donald Trump’s campaign and subsequent time in the White House, and his use of that and similar terms to ostracize the media has increased recently. Now, he and members of his administration have gone so far as to brand the media “the enemy of the […]

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