I have argued (most recently here) that the Intelligencer is not pro-coal, it's pro-coal owner. Pro-coal would mean that you cared about coal miners as something more than troops in the "war on coal." Being pro-coal owner places emphasis on maximizing profits regardless of what happens to the workers. Here is a screen shot of . . .
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 . . .
More "fair and balanced" front-page news from the Intelligencer
Are we sure Robert Murray (or one of his assistants) isn't writing the front-page stories and editorials for the Intelligencer?
The title for Saturday's anti-Obama, pro-coal-owner editorial in the Intelligencer was "Stop Obama Power Grab." Regular readers of Wheeling "newspapers" probably know that . . .
Can the Intelligencer get more petty? This morning's editorial asks why Hawaii (along with Alaska and Vermont) was exempted from the recent EPA rules on fossil fuels. (Actually, according to the referenced AP article, Alaska and Hawaii were not "exempted," they were given "deferments" by the EPA.) The editorial then . . .
Back on July 22 the Intelligencer,with not much subtlety, began its campaign to get Ohio's Republican governor, John Kasich, elected president. With a front-page AP story missing most of the original's negative paragraphs, the Intelligencer covered his official entry into the Republican sweepstakes. On the editorial page, we then . . .
If you turn to the "Region" section (page 9) of today's (Thursday's) Intelligencer you will see a story by Fred Connors: "Crowd Throws Debris, Slurs at Law Enforcement." Here are the first two paragraphs:
Several people threw trash, bottles and other debris-and some racial slurs-toward Wheeling police . . .
A photo of the Little Blue Run area. (This is not the normal color of a pond.)
(source - Ohio Citizen Action)
The on-going problem of coal ash at Little Blue Run, located on the border of Pennsylvania and West Virginia at the top of WV's panhandle, has been around a while (I last wrote about it here). Little Blue Run is . . .