The Friday Intelligencer
Issues that were covered:
Murray vs. the EPA
The morning Intelligencer featured a ruling by a U.S. district judge that requires EPA administrator Gina McCarthy to give a deposition in a suit filed by Murray Energy. The Intelligencer devoted much more coverage to the decision than any other source that I could find -- . . .
MSHA's suit against Murray Energy
This morning's Intelligencer reported on the suit brought by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) against Murray Energy. The first two paragraphs explain the suit:
The Mine Safety and Health Administration cited Murray Energy Corp. for 29 "significant safety . . .
That's odd -- it's a Murray Energy story but I didn't see it in the local "newspapers" (updated 10/21)
Murray Energy to pay $5000 fine for election violations
WASHINGTON, D. C. - Ohio-based Murray Energy has agreed to pay the Federal Election Commission a $5,000 penalty for failing to put disclosures on anti-Obama signs it distributed to employees before the 2012 election to show the signs were paid for by the company.
According to the election commission, . . .
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It's too bad we don't get any from our local "newspapers"
According to the morning editorial, "Information Action Critical," the Intelligencer is fighting the good fight over access to information:
Many newspaper journalists will have no trouble believing allegations Murray Energy Corp. is making in a lawsuit against the federal government. Much the same thing - and worse - . . .
The Intelligencer spins another one for Murray Energy
I was originally going to call this Update 2 and add it to the previous post on Murray Energy's control over the news flow in the Ohio Valley. The more research that I did, however, the more that I was bothered by the Intelligencer's willingness to print what looks like a PR release without first checking its accuracy and so I decided . . .
updated September 11
When I began this blog, I joked and then later semi-joked that the real owner of the local newspapers is Murray Energy. The near-constant coverage of even the most mundane company matters, the PR releases posing as news stories, and of course, the frequent verbatim musings from corporate president Robert Murray that go unchallenged regularly . . .
Here is Casey Junkins take on Murray Energy's purchase of a Columbian coal company from Goldman Sachs in this morning's Intelligencer:
Even though the coal will be mined in South America, a West Virginia Coal Association official believes Murray Energy Corp.'s purchase of Colombia Natural Resources will benefit local . . .