updated September 11
When I began this blog, I joked and then later semi-joked that the real owner of the local newspapers is Murray Energy. The near-constant coverage of even the most mundane company matters, the PR releases posing as news stories, and of course, the frequent verbatim musings from corporate president Robert Murray that go unchallenged regularly . . .
More "fair and balanced" front-page news from the Intelligencer
Are we sure Robert Murray (or one of his assistants) isn't writing the front-page stories and editorials for the Intelligencer?
The title for Saturday's anti-Obama, pro-coal-owner editorial in the Intelligencer was "Stop Obama Power Grab." Regular readers of Wheeling "newspapers" probably know that . . .
Let's see if this gets any coverage in the national media. From the Guardian:
Jeb Bush will convene next week with a clutch of coal mining barons and reliable Republican party donors who have paid at least $7,500 each to huddle in secret with the presidential hopeful at a golfing and fly-fishing retreat in a hidden-away . . .
Local reporter Ian Hicks covered with sufficient detail and evidence the ramifications of the recent local coal layoffs. The article brought together a number of related stories including the recent WVU study. I especially liked that he looked at additional sources beyond simply relying on Murray Coal - especially for the number of outside . . .
Yes, it's another week and another unsurprising editorial on coal, Obama and the EPA. This one uses Capito's bill (see 2 posts down) as its starting point to make the same tired arguments as its predecessors:
Democrats blindly follow the President. Obama tells them what they should do rather than listening to their . . .
Which has the more promising future?
Tolerating the Intelligencer's Absurd Claims
Another week, another anti-Obama and anti-EPA Intelligencer editorial this time with an attack on alternative energy sources thrown in as a bonus.
Yesterday's "Tolerating EPA’s Absurd Claims" rounds-up the usual suspects in order to attack alternative energy . . .
Jobs cuts blamed on Obama, the EPA, the Sierra Club, and Michael Bloomberg
Yesterday's front page Intelligencer article , describes in the first two paragraphs that Murray Energy is cutting 214 coal jobs locally. Other than the last paragraph, the rest of the article is an attack on President Obama, the EPA, the Sierra Club, and Michael Bloomberg for his "Beyond Coal" campaign.
This article . . .