Yesterday the Washington Post ran a profile of Robert Murray, head of Murray Energy, owner of the Utah mine that recently collapsed and all around evil motherfvcker.
I actually thought the story did a decent job of showing what an unhinged fruitcake Murray is, gibbering on about how "elites" who attack coal don’t understand what it’s like to work in a coal mine — this from a guy who’s spent his career battling unions and running mines with horrendous safety records. With friends like these …
But the story also let lots of Murray’s claims — about, say, electricity prices — go unanswered, and that irritated Adam Siegel, who put up a long post debunking some of the more pernicious ones. Give it a read.
And while you’re at it, read this Firedoglake post about Murray’s history with political donations and safety violations.