Robert Murray shifts audiences from service organizations to education
Last year Robert Murray, CEO of Murray Energy, made the tour of Wheeling area service organizations. Despite giving what apparently was the same speech to each group, the Intelligencer never failed to put the speech on the front page along with a picture of Murray. This year's tour began yesterday with a speech at West Liberty University. . . .
Covering/not covering Friday's Waynesburg rally that attracted 5,000 protesters against Alpha Natural Resources
Here is how three area papers covered Friday's scheduled solidarity march against Alpha Natural Resources in Waynesburg, PA. (Please see three posts down for the reason for the march - Alpha wants to break union contract.)
Placement of story: front page with pictures
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Murray to hold fundraiser for Ted Cruz in Wheeling April 6
The Hill reported earlier today that Robert Murray will be holding a local fundraiser for Ted Cruz on April 6:
Controversial coal executive Robert Murray is planning a fundraiser for Ted Cruz on April 6, though he says he isn’t endorsing the Texas senator for . . .
Edits out union response
Yesterday, I noted (see one post down) how Alpha Natural Resources was attempting to break its contract with the United Mine Workers after it gave significant bonuses to management. Today, the Intelligencer got around to publishing half of an AP story on Alpha on page 3 - buried right below the obituaries. However, the Intelligencer removed . . .
From yesterday's Wall Street Journal:
Alpha Natural Resources Inc. is asking a bankruptcy judge to let it slash retiree benefits and tear up existing labor agreements with its mine workers union, warning that its survival is at stake.
Two months ago, this same company gave $12 million in bonuses to company . . .
Just doing their job
It's a Brent Benjamin Weekend!
As we get closer to West Virginia's election in May we are bound to read more and more about Judge Brent Benjamin. (He's a local "newspaper" favorite!) Yesterday's and today's "newspapers" got us off to a good start.
The Saturday Myer Column. . .
What are the real threats to our children?
Our local keyboard commando is back today urging us to do more against IS. Like most of the Republicans in Congress, Mike Myer blames the president but he's a bit short on specifics beyond "doing more." Instead, he concentrates on amping up the fear, concluding:
What's it going to take? A bunch of kids on their . . .