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"Fair and balanced" Intelligencer half-covers Alpha Natural Resources story

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 . . .

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March 31, 2016

Alpha wants to break union contract

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 . . .

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March 30, 2016

Back on the front page: "Murray: Bankruptcy Possible if No Tax Cut"

A look at the severance tax cut proposal

Once again Robert Murray is back on the front page. On Thursday, he "demanded" a tax reduction (see three posts down); this time he argues that without a drop in the severance tax his company will face bankruptcy.

Half of the article is devoted to his explanation of the unfairness of WV's severance tax and the . . .

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January 31, 2016

Intelligencer front-page story: "Murray Demands Tax Reduction"

Article, however, does not report whether he also stomped his feet and threatened to hold his breath until the severance tax was reduced

This morning's Intelligencer reports:

Murray Energy CEO Robert E. Murray said paying $7.6 million in West Virginia severance taxes on New Year's Eve forced him to lay off 674 coal miners, so he's urging lawmakers to slash rates by more than half to "save what is left of its coal industry and jobs."

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January 28, 2016

I guess they weren't newsworthy enough

A look at three stories you didn't see in the morning Intelligencer

The first story is obvious if you watched any non-Fox news yesterday or read any news online:

Grand jury indicts leader behind Planned Parenthood videos

That's the headline found on many of the 6,000+ morning news sources that carried an AP report that begins:

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Houston grand jury . . .

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January 26, 2016

The war on coal miners continues

Here we go again

A bankrupt coal company wants to cut off benefits to its miners while at the same time giving huge bonuses to its executives. Doesn't this sound like what happened with Patriot Coal's bankruptcy last year? (I wrote about it here.) Yes, and that's exactly what's happening in the bankruptcy proceedings . . .

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January 25, 2016

It's all Obama's fault

Even when it isn't

For most Republicans, Fox News, and our local "newspapers," it's always Obama's fault. And it's always been his fault. (My favorite Republican example is the survey of Louisiana Republicans that held Obama, rather than George Bush, responsible for the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. I also assume you saw that . . .

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January 24, 2016

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