Bob Murray/John Oliver, net neutrality, WV and guns
Bob Murray's suit against John Oliver is dismissed
From The Hill:
A West Virginia judge dismissed a coal mogul’s defamation lawsuit this week against cable television host John Oliver and HBO.
In a decision dated Wednesday, West Virginia Judge Jeffrey Cramer accepted HBO’s argument that Bob Murray, CEO of coal mining giant Murray Energy . . .
Is he deserving?
This morning's Wheeling Intelligencer editorial, "Repairing Damage to Coal Industry," heaps lots of praise on Representative David McKinley for his supposed work to make sure that the 45Q tax credit was included in the final budget:
McKinley, R-W.Va., is being given credit for much of the initiative that resulted in funding for . . .
Articles of interest from around the Web
Quiz question: Which West Virginia member of Congress has received the most money from the National Rifle Association?
The Washington Post recently asked the question
Have your representatives in Congress received donations from the NRA?
and answered it with an interactive map which lists the NRA's contributions on a . . .
Tombstones instead of monuments: black lung is back
From today’s New York Times:
Federal investigators this month identified the largest cluster of advanced black lung cases ever officially recorded.
More than 400 coal miners frequenting three clinics in southwestern Virginia between 2013 and 2017 were found to have complicated black lung . . .
Northern panhandle Ogden newspapers have their work cut out for themselves
Spoiler alert: here are just some of the recent efforts by Wheeling "newspapers" to promote local state senator Ryan Ferns.
A front page article on January 8 tells us that
Legislators Look at Elections for W.Va. School Board
In the article, Ferns makes an interesting admission:
Senate Majority Leader Ryan Ferns, . . .
The congressman claims that he held one recently!
Does this look like a town hall meeting to you?
Great hearing from substance abuse prevention professionals from Harrison and Ohio Counties. Thank you for all you do to help fight the opioid epidemic. pic.twitter.com/ShFQusotpP— David B. McKinley (@RepMcKinley) February 7, 2018
I was surprised earlier today when I read the following in WV . . .
This morning's Intelligencer edits and slants an AP sports story
According to the Associated Press:
David Freese thinks Pirates are not trying hard enough to win
That's the headline that most news sources placed atop the AP story about Pittsburgh Pirate third baseman David Freese. This morning's Wheeling Intelligencer headline isn't as specific:
Bucs' Freese Reports Unhappy
Those media . . .