You probably didn't know that the Murray Energy employee handbook has a policy against profanity
I wrote about this case back in July when this first broke. The story concerns two Marion County miners who returned bonus checks to Murray Energy and what they wrote on the backs of their checks. The International Business Times explains what happened:
Richard Harrison and Jesse Stolzenfels used to work at the West Virginia . . .
After a week of filling their "newspapers" with few local stories but lots of AP stories, our locals returned to form on Sunday once again emphasizing local stories even if the stories were not exactly front page news or, in one case, not even a new story.
The Sunday front page, in particular, seemed to be filled with . . .
The headline tells us:
Mine Acquisitions Deemed Positive
Here's the lede for the story:
Murray Energy Corp. offset production declines at its Ohio coal mines last year by increasing yields at some of the West Virginia operations the firm acquired from Consol Energy for $3.5 billion approximately . . .
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by the Intelligencer's most-trusted energy source of information
Today we were treated on the forum page to a long opinion piece on "Destroying Affordable Energy" by Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray. Murray uses lots and lots and lots of statistics with next-to-no indication of where they came from. The only evidence cited is a recent study from Energy Ventures Analysis which I previously noted . . .
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, . . .
The Murray Energy decision and Wheeling Jesuit panels
Spinning the Mine Safety and Health Administration decision
Word from Murray Energy on how the local "newspapers" should handle an unfavorable court decision apparently took longer than expected. Today, six days after the decision was rendered, the Wheeling Intelligencer finally got around to covering the story. (I . . .
Are the Wheeling "newspapers" waiting for word from the company on how to spin a loss as a victory?
Two weeks ago I wrote about the suit brought by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) against Murray Energy for not allowing miners to file safety complaints anonymously and how our local "newspapers" covered the story. On Wednesday morning, an administrative law judge announced her decision. As reported by International . . .