The Wheeling Alternative

All Categories: trump presidency(129) david mckinley(111) joe manchin(107) shelley moore capito(106) wheeling newspapers(86) mike myer(83) donald trump(78) war on coal(77) wheeling intelligencer(68) patrick morrisey(62) coal(59) hillary clinton(56) intelligencer editorial(55) wheeling intelligencer editorial(52) coronavirus(49) climate change(41) wheeling news-register editorial(40) murray energy(40) trump administration(37) wheeling news-register(36) gun control(34) ogden newspapers(34) ogden newspaper bias(34) obama(32) jim justice(31) news-register editorial(31) robert murray(30) anti-clinton bias(28) fracking(26) obamacare(26) trumpcare(25) wheeling newspaper biases(25) michael myer(24) impeachment(24) ogden favorite(22) epa(22) town hall meetings(22) don blankenship(22) wv legislature(20) bill cole(20) republican legislature(19) evan jenkins(19) racism(17) newspapers on the cheap(17) intelligencer propaganda(16) news on the cheap(15) sinclair broadcasting(15) bishop bransfield(15) wheeling newspaper ethics(15) mac warner(13) fair and balanced(13) fox news(13) ogden newspaper hypocricy(13) yesterday's news tomorrow(13) wv politics(13) intelligencer(13) wv teachers(13) ryan ferns(13) wv drug problems(12) gordon gee(12) charleston gazette-mail(12) wheeling newspaper hypocrisy(12) alternative energy(12) it's all obama's fault(11) wv supreme court judges(11) republican candidates(11) republican tax reform(11) bernie sanders(11) umwa(10) koch(10) wtov(10) natural gas(10) wv governor race(10) ethical journalism(10) john oliver(9) plagiarism(9) west virginians(9) kendra fershee(9) right-to-work(9) pittsburgh pirates(9) obamacare replacement(8) blankenship trial(8) murray coal(8) political correctness(8) polls(8) ogden bias(8) renewables(8) vendetta(8) morrisey(8) republican presidential candidates(8) 2018 wv senate race(8) china and west virginia(8) teacher unions(7) west virginia university(7) mountaintop removal(7) republicans vs. democrats(7) alpha natural resources(7) electricity costs(7) coal ash(7) pro-trump coverage(7) john kasich(7) trump border wall(7) 2018 wv senatorial election(7) bob nutting(7) doug reynolds(7) intelligencer headlines(7) sports betting(7) wtrf(7) opioids(7) west virginia economy(7) clean coal(7) brett kavanaugh(6) astroturf(6) clean power plan(6) jeff kessler(6) mitch mcconnell(6) medicaid(6) u.s. energy policy(6) misleading headlines(6) appalachian sterotype(6) fake news(6) west virginia legislature(6) fox guarding hen house(6) western coal(6) trump racism(6) fact checking(6) iran(6) religious freedom bill(6) bill johnson(6) trump twitter(6) money in politics(5) wv stereotype(5) wheeling newspaper hypocricy(5) west virginia health care(5) dumbest editorial award(5) education(5) mueller investigation(5) republican senatorial primary(5) trump criticism(5) liberals(5) nobel peace prize(5) full disclosure(5) robin capehart(5) deathmatch(5) global warming(5) andrew wheeler(5) miner retirement(5) scott pruitt(5) charter schools(5) brent benjamin(5) george floyd protests(5) discrimination(5) west virginia state government(5) wv taxes(5) worst editorial of the year award(5) gretchen whitmer(4) rob portman(4) climate change polls(4) trump west virginia(4) peabody energy(4) betsy devos(4) scalia replacement(4) guns(4) democratic presidential candidates(4) wv jobs(4) intelligencer hypocrisy(4) ogden self-promotion(4) riley moore(4) trump budget(4) mckinley(4) west liberty university(4) wv education(4) coal propaganda(4) darrell mcgraw(4) drugs(4) steven allen adams(4) community newspaper(4) patrick buchanan(4) baseball on the cheap(4) coal wars(4) ryan weld(4) blood on the mountain(4) russians and trump(4) capito(4) republican national convention(4) trump(4) pro-trump bias(4) immigration(4) west virginia republican party(4) msha(3) wheeling new-register editorial(3) budget cuts to social programs(3) abortion(3) the onion(3) alex mooney(3) patricia rucker(3) antifa(3) twitter news(3) concealed carry(3) severance tax(3) pope francis(3) wv aclu(3) robert byrd(3) ted cruz(3) david zatezalo(3) charlottesville(3) most unethical editorial award(3) dreamers(3) medicare(3) water quality(3) wv republicans(3) political cartoons(3) west virginia's future(3) wv flooding(3) bethesda(3) breitbart(3) william ihlenfeld(3) 2020 presidential election(3) jeff sessions(3) little blue run(3) wilbur ross(3) imperial president(3) snap benefits(3) west virginia 2017 budget(3) iraq(3) worst editorial of 2019(3) umw(3) executive action(3) worst article of the year award(2) wv mining disasters(2) mass media(2) tpp(2) united mine workers(2) charleston gazette(2) huckabee(2) cults(2) millennials(2) franking(2) hilary clinton(2) election security(2) james van nostrand(2) the iraq war(2) omnibus funding bill(2) popular posts(2) booth goodwin(2) planned parenthood(2) integrity fee(2) north korea(2) wv public broadcasting(2) west virginia history(2) benghazi(2) alec(2) wind energy(2) freedom of speech(2) solar energy(2) epipen(2) miners protection act(2) rewriting history(2) secretary of education(2) michael flynn(2) kellyanne conway(2) mike pence(2) west virginia stereotype(2) james comey(2) civility(2) american chemical council(2) alt right(2) 2017 summer recess(2) sexual harassment(2) associated press(2) climate change denier(2) ferc(2) ken ward jr(2) black lung(2) nra(2) trump tv(2) pittsburgh post-gazette(2) tariffs(2) 2019 government shutdown(2) vouchers(2) sunday wheeling news-register(2) wheeling hospital(2) trump stuff you can't make up(2) anti-muslim attacks(2) concern trolling(2) 2020 democratic presidential candidates(2) michelle malkin(2) william barr(2) evangelicals for trump(2) alexander acosta(2) green new deal(2) first energy(2) quid pro quo(2) brett crozier(2) trump golf(2) coronavirus masks(2) alternate facts(1) john conyers(1) blake farenhold(1) martin luther king(1) exxon(1) rex tillerson(1) legal notices(1) main studio rule(1) gil white(1) media matters(1) roy moore(1) ethics committee(1) cyberbullying(1) poverty porn(1) chip(1) kathleen hartnett-white(1) ogden syndicated columnists(1) trump supporters(1) mercatus center(1) ogden national debt editorial(1) national debt(1) rounding up the usual suspects(1) fake editorial(1) 2018 budget(1) dumbest column award(1) trump foundation(1) orwell(1) stephen bannon(1) super pac(1) 2017 wrap-up(1) 2017 favorites(1) 2017 awards(1) 2020 congressional race(1) federal budget(1) rick perry(1) gazette-mail bankruptcy(1) china(1) fcc(1) net neutrality(1) third-party candidates(1) death of newspaper(1) flint(1) social security(1) al gore(1) pat buchanan(1) bill clinton(1) 24/7 survey(1) anti-semitism(1) michael bloomberg(1) 2018 elections(1) hurricane matthew(1) comments(1) mccarthyism(1) mark curtis(1) heather bresch(1) the health plan(1) radical islam(1) aarp(1) tax rates(1) due process(1) roseanne barr(1) freudian slip(1) stephen colbert(1) west virginia wilder(1) aclu(1) biased research(1) cbo(1) u.s. deficit(1) ohio state(1) wv business climate(1) cnbc survey(1) jim jordan(1) sierra club(1) superdelegates(1) wv democratic party(1) democratic party(1) coal company bankruptcy(1) mountain valley pipeline(1) atlantic coast pipeline(1) tim armstead(1) voter suppression(1) jack yost(1) richard ojeda(1) bridges(1) lng(1) flag burning(1) beth walker(1) chris regan(1) school shootings(1) national education association(1) veterans(1) conflict of interest(1) self-promotion(1) michael cohen(1) plastic bags(1) benwood bridge(1) self-disclosure(1) canary in the coal mine(1) ohio politics(1) 2018 awards(1) mike folk(1) voter id(1) tyler county(1) a charlie brown christmas(1) poverty(1) media ethics(1) bluefield state college(1) covington(1) americans for prosperity(1) grassroots leadership academy(1) teach for america(1) eric porterfield(1) pat mcgeehan(1) shawn fluharty(1) local news(1) coal companies(1) solar energy in west virginia(1) sherrod brown(1) ogden online poll(1) paul manafort(1) low-information voter(1) ogden stenography(1) lgbt(1) tax foundation(1) wheeling jesuit university(1) 2020 worst column award(1) buffalo creek(1) beto o rourke(1) bipartisanship(1) anthony fauci(1) fossil fuels(1) ilhan omar(1) vawa(1) elizabeth warren(1) newt gingrich(1) stereotypes(1) sec(1) new media(1) dr strangelove(1) coal subsidies(1) sexual assault(1) clean water bill(1) test scores(1) coronavirus humor(1) cracker plant(1) epa pr(1) worst column of 2019(1) lgbtq(1) capito reelection editorial(1) lugar bipartisan index(1) storage hub(1) cybersecurity(1) wv employers(1) public access(1) wvu(1) patriot coal(1) barry goldwater(1) refugee crisis(1) sex trafficking(1) blogging(1) kkk(1) joe biden(1) automation(1) environmental films(1) ogden holiday editions(1) west virginia coronavirus(1) alaska(1) rant(1) wheeling area media(1) war on christmas(1) wv unemployment(1) obama white house(1) heroin(1) methane(1) events(1) eqt(1) air travel(1) alexander hamilton(1) wheeling police(1) ovmc closing(1) syria(1) erickson(1) john prine(1) ivanka trump(1) ethics(1) charleston(1) investment in coal(1) american civil war(1) jeb bush(1) little blue(1) keystone pipeline(1) term limits(1) matt bevin(1) cdc(1) whistleblower(1) gary cohn(1) paris agreement(1) move(1) 2019 awards(1) obama's fault(1) nativism(1) local sports coverage(1) hurricane harvey(1) boris epshteyn(1) paula swearengin(1) jim lees(1) jared kushner(1) liberal blame(1) wv board of education(1) medical marijuana(1) internet service provider(1) city of wheeling(1) ultra-liberals(1) first amendment(1) pelosi quote(1) wheeling city council(1) metronews poll(1) casey junkins(1) ethane storage(1) stream protection rule(1) blame obama(1) conspiracy theories(1) rush limbaugh(1) single payer(1) mepco(1) football culture wars(1) terrorism(1) home

What’s Bob Murray and Murray Energy been doing lately?

It wasn't too long ago that Ohio Valley residents regularly read Murray Energy PR releases posing as news stories on the front pages of our local Ogden “newspapers.” I’m not sure what has changed but I don't see them as often as I once did. In case your day is not complete without Murray Energy news, here are some recent stories . . .

Read More

April 11, 2018

Coal baron (present and past) updates

More on the Oliver/Murray suit and the Blankenship campaign

Robert Murray's "self-pitying" letter to the judge

A month ago, a West Virginia judge dismissed Robert Murray's suit against John Oliver. (I wrote about it here). Apparently Murray did not like the decision. According to Raw Story:

Coal baron mocked by John Oliver sends rambling, self-pitying letter to . . .

Read More

March 26, 2018

Updates on previous posts

Bob Murray/John Oliver, net neutrality, WV and guns

Bob Murray's suit against John Oliver is dismissed

From The Hill:

A West Virginia judge dismissed a coal mogul’s defamation lawsuit this week against cable television host John Oliver and HBO.

In a decision dated Wednesday, West Virginia Judge Jeffrey Cramer accepted HBO’s argument that Bob Murray, CEO of coal . . .

Read More

February 25, 2018

The locals bring us Robert Murray's reactions to the FERC decision

No Trump criticism allowed, however

Both Wheeling papers featured an article about Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray who was not pleased with FERC’s decision to reject the Trump plan to “strengthen the nation’s power grid” by supporting coal and nuclear power plants. The headline

Robert Murray Blasts Federal Agency’s Decision on Power Grid

adequately . . .

Read More

January 10, 2018

"There's been a mistake. Give me my money back!"

Robert Murray is not pleased with the Senate's tax plan

From The Sting (Hill 1973):

The problem

Robert Murray, CEO of Murray Energy, and his company made major campaign contributions to Donald Trump and the Republican Party last year. Open Secrets tells us:

(U)sing its corporate coffers and its PAC, Murray Energy donated a total of $1.5 million to . . .

Read More

December 09, 2017

An update on HBO, John Oliver and Murray Energy

From the Hollywood Reporter:

HBO has lost the first round in its fight with Murray Energy over a June 18 broadcast of Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, which covered President Donald Trump's generous treatment of the coal industry.

The network wanted a federal court rather than a West Virginia state judge to take up . . .

Read More

August 11, 2017

Answering Robert Murray

West Virginia ACLU files amicus brief in Murray lawsuit against HBO's "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver"

As you probably know, Robert Murray, CEO of Murray Energy, filed a defamation suit against John Oliver and HBO for a segment on his show, "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver," did a couple of weeks ago on coal that featured Murray. (You can watch it here). Earlier this week, the West Virginia ACLU filed an amicus brief in the case. . . .

Read More

August 02, 2017

Archive

All Categories: trump presidency(129) david mckinley(111) joe manchin(107) shelley moore capito(106) wheeling newspapers(86) mike myer(83) donald trump(78) war on coal(77) wheeling intelligencer(68) patrick morrisey(62) coal(59) hillary clinton(56) intelligencer editorial(55) wheeling intelligencer editorial(52) coronavirus(49) climate change(41) wheeling news-register editorial(40) murray energy(40) trump administration(37) wheeling news-register(36) gun control(34) ogden newspapers(34) ogden newspaper bias(34) obama(32) jim justice(31) news-register editorial(31) robert murray(30) anti-clinton bias(28) fracking(26) obamacare(26) trumpcare(25) wheeling newspaper biases(25) michael myer(24) impeachment(24) ogden favorite(22) epa(22) town hall meetings(22) don blankenship(22) wv legislature(20) bill cole(20) republican legislature(19) evan jenkins(19) racism(17) newspapers on the cheap(17) intelligencer propaganda(16) news on the cheap(15) sinclair broadcasting(15) bishop bransfield(15) wheeling newspaper ethics(15) mac warner(13) fair and balanced(13) fox news(13) ogden newspaper hypocricy(13) yesterday's news tomorrow(13) wv politics(13) intelligencer(13) wv teachers(13) ryan ferns(13) wv drug problems(12) gordon gee(12) charleston gazette-mail(12) wheeling newspaper hypocrisy(12) alternative energy(12) it's all obama's fault(11) wv supreme court judges(11) republican candidates(11) republican tax reform(11) bernie sanders(11) umwa(10) koch(10) wtov(10) natural gas(10) wv governor race(10) ethical journalism(10) john oliver(9) plagiarism(9) west virginians(9) kendra fershee(9) right-to-work(9) pittsburgh pirates(9) obamacare replacement(8) blankenship trial(8) murray coal(8) political correctness(8) polls(8) ogden bias(8) renewables(8) vendetta(8) morrisey(8) republican presidential candidates(8) 2018 wv senate race(8) china and west virginia(8) teacher unions(7) west virginia university(7) mountaintop removal(7) republicans vs. democrats(7) alpha natural resources(7) electricity costs(7) coal ash(7) pro-trump coverage(7) john kasich(7) trump border wall(7) 2018 wv senatorial election(7) bob nutting(7) doug reynolds(7) intelligencer headlines(7) sports betting(7) wtrf(7) opioids(7) west virginia economy(7) clean coal(7) brett kavanaugh(6) astroturf(6) clean power plan(6) jeff kessler(6) mitch mcconnell(6) medicaid(6) u.s. energy policy(6) misleading headlines(6) appalachian sterotype(6) fake news(6) west virginia legislature(6) fox guarding hen house(6) western coal(6) trump racism(6) fact checking(6) iran(6) religious freedom bill(6) bill johnson(6) trump twitter(6) money in politics(5) wv stereotype(5) wheeling newspaper hypocricy(5) west virginia health care(5) dumbest editorial award(5) education(5) mueller investigation(5) republican senatorial primary(5) trump criticism(5) liberals(5) nobel peace prize(5) full disclosure(5) robin capehart(5) deathmatch(5) global warming(5) andrew wheeler(5) miner retirement(5) scott pruitt(5) charter schools(5) brent benjamin(5) george floyd protests(5) discrimination(5) west virginia state government(5) wv taxes(5) worst editorial of the year award(5) gretchen whitmer(4) rob portman(4) climate change polls(4) trump west virginia(4) peabody energy(4) betsy devos(4) scalia replacement(4) guns(4) democratic presidential candidates(4) wv jobs(4) intelligencer hypocrisy(4) ogden self-promotion(4) riley moore(4) trump budget(4) mckinley(4) west liberty university(4) wv education(4) coal propaganda(4) darrell mcgraw(4) drugs(4) steven allen adams(4) community newspaper(4) patrick buchanan(4) baseball on the cheap(4) coal wars(4) ryan weld(4) blood on the mountain(4) russians and trump(4) capito(4) republican national convention(4) trump(4) pro-trump bias(4) immigration(4) west virginia republican party(4) msha(3) wheeling new-register editorial(3) budget cuts to social programs(3) abortion(3) the onion(3) alex mooney(3) patricia rucker(3) antifa(3) twitter news(3) concealed carry(3) severance tax(3) pope francis(3) wv aclu(3) robert byrd(3) ted cruz(3) david zatezalo(3) charlottesville(3) most unethical editorial award(3) dreamers(3) medicare(3) water quality(3) wv republicans(3) political cartoons(3) west virginia's future(3) wv flooding(3) bethesda(3) breitbart(3) william ihlenfeld(3) 2020 presidential election(3) jeff sessions(3) little blue run(3) wilbur ross(3) imperial president(3) snap benefits(3) west virginia 2017 budget(3) iraq(3) worst editorial of 2019(3) umw(3) executive action(3) worst article of the year award(2) wv mining disasters(2) mass media(2) tpp(2) united mine workers(2) charleston gazette(2) huckabee(2) cults(2) millennials(2) franking(2) hilary clinton(2) election security(2) james van nostrand(2) the iraq war(2) omnibus funding bill(2) popular posts(2) booth goodwin(2) planned parenthood(2) integrity fee(2) north korea(2) wv public broadcasting(2) west virginia history(2) benghazi(2) alec(2) wind energy(2) freedom of speech(2) solar energy(2) epipen(2) miners protection act(2) rewriting history(2) secretary of education(2) michael flynn(2) kellyanne conway(2) mike pence(2) west virginia stereotype(2) james comey(2) civility(2) american chemical council(2) alt right(2) 2017 summer recess(2) sexual harassment(2) associated press(2) climate change denier(2) ferc(2) ken ward jr(2) black lung(2) nra(2) trump tv(2) pittsburgh post-gazette(2) tariffs(2) 2019 government shutdown(2) vouchers(2) sunday wheeling news-register(2) wheeling hospital(2) trump stuff you can't make up(2) anti-muslim attacks(2) concern trolling(2) 2020 democratic presidential candidates(2) michelle malkin(2) william barr(2) evangelicals for trump(2) alexander acosta(2) green new deal(2) first energy(2) quid pro quo(2) brett crozier(2) trump golf(2) coronavirus masks(2) alternate facts(1) john conyers(1) blake farenhold(1) martin luther king(1) exxon(1) rex tillerson(1) legal notices(1) main studio rule(1) gil white(1) media matters(1) roy moore(1) ethics committee(1) cyberbullying(1) poverty porn(1) chip(1) kathleen hartnett-white(1) ogden syndicated columnists(1) trump supporters(1) mercatus center(1) ogden national debt editorial(1) national debt(1) rounding up the usual suspects(1) fake editorial(1) 2018 budget(1) dumbest column award(1) trump foundation(1) orwell(1) stephen bannon(1) super pac(1) 2017 wrap-up(1) 2017 favorites(1) 2017 awards(1) 2020 congressional race(1) federal budget(1) rick perry(1) gazette-mail bankruptcy(1) china(1) fcc(1) net neutrality(1) third-party candidates(1) death of newspaper(1) flint(1) social security(1) al gore(1) pat buchanan(1) bill clinton(1) 24/7 survey(1) anti-semitism(1) michael bloomberg(1) 2018 elections(1) hurricane matthew(1) comments(1) mccarthyism(1) mark curtis(1) heather bresch(1) the health plan(1) radical islam(1) aarp(1) tax rates(1) due process(1) roseanne barr(1) freudian slip(1) stephen colbert(1) west virginia wilder(1) aclu(1) biased research(1) cbo(1) u.s. deficit(1) ohio state(1) wv business climate(1) cnbc survey(1) jim jordan(1) sierra club(1) superdelegates(1) wv democratic party(1) democratic party(1) coal company bankruptcy(1) mountain valley pipeline(1) atlantic coast pipeline(1) tim armstead(1) voter suppression(1) jack yost(1) richard ojeda(1) bridges(1) lng(1) flag burning(1) beth walker(1) chris regan(1) school shootings(1) national education association(1) veterans(1) conflict of interest(1) self-promotion(1) michael cohen(1) plastic bags(1) benwood bridge(1) self-disclosure(1) canary in the coal mine(1) ohio politics(1) 2018 awards(1) mike folk(1) voter id(1) tyler county(1) a charlie brown christmas(1) poverty(1) media ethics(1) bluefield state college(1) covington(1) americans for prosperity(1) grassroots leadership academy(1) teach for america(1) eric porterfield(1) pat mcgeehan(1) shawn fluharty(1) local news(1) coal companies(1) solar energy in west virginia(1) sherrod brown(1) ogden online poll(1) paul manafort(1) low-information voter(1) ogden stenography(1) lgbt(1) tax foundation(1) wheeling jesuit university(1) 2020 worst column award(1) buffalo creek(1) beto o rourke(1) bipartisanship(1) anthony fauci(1) fossil fuels(1) ilhan omar(1) vawa(1) elizabeth warren(1) newt gingrich(1) stereotypes(1) sec(1) new media(1) dr strangelove(1) coal subsidies(1) sexual assault(1) clean water bill(1) test scores(1) coronavirus humor(1) cracker plant(1) epa pr(1) worst column of 2019(1) lgbtq(1) capito reelection editorial(1) lugar bipartisan index(1) storage hub(1) cybersecurity(1) wv employers(1) public access(1) wvu(1) patriot coal(1) barry goldwater(1) refugee crisis(1) sex trafficking(1) blogging(1) kkk(1) joe biden(1) automation(1) environmental films(1) ogden holiday editions(1) west virginia coronavirus(1) alaska(1) rant(1) wheeling area media(1) war on christmas(1) wv unemployment(1) obama white house(1) heroin(1) methane(1) events(1) eqt(1) air travel(1) alexander hamilton(1) wheeling police(1) ovmc closing(1) syria(1) erickson(1) john prine(1) ivanka trump(1) ethics(1) charleston(1) investment in coal(1) american civil war(1) jeb bush(1) little blue(1) keystone pipeline(1) term limits(1) matt bevin(1) cdc(1) whistleblower(1) gary cohn(1) paris agreement(1) move(1) 2019 awards(1) obama's fault(1) nativism(1) local sports coverage(1) hurricane harvey(1) boris epshteyn(1) paula swearengin(1) jim lees(1) jared kushner(1) liberal blame(1) wv board of education(1) medical marijuana(1) internet service provider(1) city of wheeling(1) ultra-liberals(1) first amendment(1) pelosi quote(1) wheeling city council(1) metronews poll(1) casey junkins(1) ethane storage(1) stream protection rule(1) blame obama(1) conspiracy theories(1) rush limbaugh(1) single payer(1) mepco(1) football culture wars(1) terrorism(1) home