The name doesn't matter -- it's all about the $$$ (UPDATED - November 1)
Saturday's Intelligencer editorial section carries an op-ed column by Bryan Holyman who is president of the Associated Builders and Contractors of West Virginia. Holyman's piece is called "In 2016, Special Interests Hide True Intent" and he makes two points about the West Virginia super PAC called West Virginia Family . . .
Another op-ed piece
This morning's Intelligencer published an op-ed piece by Attorney General Morrisey which explains his justification for today's appearance before the U.S. Court of Appeals to fight the Clean Power Plan. (Note -- Morrisey op-ed is not on the Intelligencer site. Link is to the Daily Mail editorial page.) A . . .
Trump, Cole and Morrisey -- did they miss anyone?
"Trump: Hillary Waging Costly 'War on Energy' "
This headline in a large font accompanied by a 4" x 6" picture of Donald Trump, dominates the top half of this morning's Intelligencer front page. The article, by Intelligencer reporter and propagandist for the fossil fuel industry Casey Junkins, covers . . .
Intelligencer uses AG office's press release as news
On page 7 of this morning's Intelligencer, the reader can find the following story (no link found) about our attorney general and his investigation into the cost of Mylan's EpiPen:
W.Va. Attorney General Seeks Enforcement of Subpoena
Other . . .
Old whatever (it wasn't news back in August) gets recycled for another front-page story
Today's front-page of the Wheeling Intelligencer has what is most-likely an old Morrisey PR release posing as an actual news story. The article by Joselyn King features Attorney General Morrisey (with a picture) and has this headline:
Doctors Endorse Morrisey's Opiod Plan
Here's the lede:
. . .
Good news, bad news for Doug Reynolds
The good news for West Virginia Attorney General candidate Doug Reynolds (D) is that for the first time in four months (the day after the West Virginia primary) his name has made it into a Wheeling "newspaper." The bad news is that he's featured in a 950 word hit-piece disguised as an opinion column by Intelligencer editor Mike . . .
And guess which local coal company and which state's AG are among the players?
Bloomberg is out this morning with an excellent in-depth analysis:
Battered Coal Companies Courted State AGs to Fight Climate Rules
The article begins:
Murray Energy Corp. made a $250,000 donation to the Republican Attorneys General Association last year and, in return, the coal mining company’s . . .