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 . . .
No Trump criticism allowed, however
Both Wheeling papers featured an article about Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray who was not pleased with FERC’s decision to reject the Trump plan to “strengthen the nation’s power grid” by supporting coal and nuclear power plants. The headline
Robert Murray Blasts Federal Agency’s Decision on Power Grid
adequately summarizes the article. In . . .
Robert Murray is not pleased with the Senate's tax plan
From The Sting (Hill 1973):
Robert Murray, CEO of Murray Energy, and his company made major campaign contributions to Donald Trump and the Republican Party last year. Open Secrets tells us:
(U)sing its corporate coffers and its PAC, Murray Energy donated a total of $1.5 million to political candidates, party committees and . . .
From the Hollywood Reporter:
HBO has lost the first round in its fight with Murray Energy over a June 18 broadcast of Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, which covered President Donald Trump's generous treatment of the coal industry.
The network wanted a federal court rather than a West Virginia state judge to take up the quarrel over . . .
West Virginia ACLU files amicus brief in Murray lawsuit against HBO's "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver"
As you probably know, Robert Murray, CEO of Murray Energy, filed a defamation suit against John Oliver and HBO for a segment on his show, "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver," did a couple of weeks ago on coal that featured Murray. (You can watch it here). Earlier this week, the West Virginia ACLU filed an amicus brief in the case. . . .
A two-question quiz
Here's a more complete version of the quote, from E & E News (Environment and Energy News) last Friday:
Carbon capture and sequestration does not work. It's a pseudonym for 'no coal '. . . . It is neither practical nor economic, carbon capture and sequestration. It is just cover for the politicians, both Republicans and . . .
On Sunday, HBO's John Oliver's "Last Week Tonight" had a major segment on coal and local coal owner Robert Murray. Oliver takes on coal and dares Murray, who loves to sue media sources for what Murray believes is unfair coverage, to sue him. It's a well-documented (if a bit long) segment.
That didn't take long -- I . . .