Blaming the victims
Ever notice that when coal owners are at fault for safety violations, our local "newspapers" either ignore them, take the company line that it's really the union's fault (see Murray Energy suit against the UMWA), or editorialize that everyone is at fault. In this case, yesterday's editorial, . . .
Local "newspapers" eventually cover decision
After the yesterday morning's Intelligencer did not cover the decision, the Friday afternoon News-Register covered (for some reason this is not available online) the Blankenship court decision with parts of an AP report. About 30% of the AP report was dropped including the . . .
A screenshot is worth a thousand words
A tale of two newspapers
Here are screenshots of the Charleston Gazette-Mail's coverage of the decision in the Blankenship trial (four full pages):
And here is a screenshot of the Wheeling Intelligencer's coverage of the same decision (nothing):
That, or we write a new article and pretend the first one didn't happen!
Yes, without admitting that yesterday's Intelligencer article on Little Blue Run was factually erroneous and its headline misleading (see next post down), this morning's edition tells us that a settlement was reached between WV homeowners and FirstEnergy in the Little Blue Run lawsuit. (Actually, it isn't a totally new report -- . . .
Sloppy writing/editing or the usual pro-coal company bias?
In the last 18 months, I've written about Little Blue Run a couple of times. (Most recently here.) Located at the tip of West Virginia's panhandle and reaching into Pennsylvania, the First Energy pond is the largest coal ash dump in the country. The pond has produced a host of problems for the local Pennsylvania and West Virginia . . .
From the Associated Press earlier today:
With dramatic vows to save future generations from an overheated planet, the largest gathering ever of world leaders began two weeks of talks Monday aimed at producing the most far-reaching pact yet to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and avert environmental havoc.
Using the . . .
Robert Murray speaks to a recent fossil fuels gathering in Texas and praises Representative Lamar Smith for "investigating" scientists
At a Texas Public Policy Foundation event this week where the fossil fuel industry gathered to plot their attacks on the climate, the owner and CEO of . . .