Could a President Trump save coal and West Virginia?
Last week, Donald Trump and the Republican Convention appeared to embrace West Virginians. Great seats (you can't put a price tag on that), a prime-time speech for Senator Capito (which none of the networks carried), and a plank in the party platform committing the Party to the . . .
That didn't take long -- one day to be precise (see the last paragraph of the previous post). This morning's Intelligencer editorial is back to praising West Virginians for being smarter than everyone else and for fighting the good fight on the use of coal:
West Virginians were reminded Tuesday night of why, when it . . .
Last week the Intelligencer carried the AP story that three state coal associations (including West Virginia's) were concerned that their CEOs could be exposed to criminal charges as a result of the Blankenship decision. From "Coal Groups Worry CEOs Are at Risk":
Coal industry groups from three states are arguing . . .
You get different information and emphasis depending upon the source
The Wheeling Intelligencer rewrites the Murray Energy press release
On Saturday morning, reporter Casey Junkins explained the possibility of layoffs at Murray Energy:
Murray Energy Corp. indicated Friday it may cut 4,400 more jobs by September — a move that would leave the company that employed 8,400 in May of 2015 with . . .
Some additional voices
Wednesday's Intelligencer editorial (see post below) asserted a couple of points: the cost of electricity has risen dramatically since Obama became president, it would become worse under a Clinton presidency, and our only hope to prevent $1000 a month electric bills is to elect Donald Trump. I did a bit more research today and found a . . .
(It wasn't the first time and it probably won't be the last)
I've written about "astroturfing" a couple of times. Here's how I explained it back in 2014:
The Online Slang Dictionary defines astroturfing as "the creation of lobbying groups that appear to be separate from corporate interests, but that are actually funded by them. As opposed to "grassroots" . . .
Saturday morning's Intelligencer previews their election coverage
Balance removed from an AP gun rights story
Donald Trump spoke to the National Rifle Association convention yesterday and this morning's Intelligencer used only the first 40% of the Associated Press story -- essentially a summary of Trump's anti-Clinton remarks to the group. What was dropped from the Intelligencer coverage . . .