Ohio coal miners to Obama: Stop lying about our participation in Romney rally

Posted by: ST on October 15, 2012 at 8:12 pm

I’m surprised this isn’t getting more attention from the mainstream press (not really):

BEALLSVILLE – Coal miners at the American Energy Corp. Century Mine said they want President Barack Obama to stop what they term “the war on coal” – and to stop spreading “mistruths” about them.

Miners gathered Friday afternoon to express their opposition to Obama’s energy and environmental policies, which they believe threaten their jobs. Miner Mitch Miracle read aloud a letter the miners mailed to Obama that outlines some of their concerns.

The miners said Obama’s campaign team is running ads filled with “blatantly false” statements about the miners regarding their participation in Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s August campaign stop at the Century Mine. These ads assert that the miners were forced to attend the event by the mine’s owner, Robert Murray.

“There are numerous false statements and absolute lies concerning our participation in this event, mostly started by a local ‘shock jock’ radio host,” the miners’ letter to Obama states. “Why would you (Obama) lie about the 500 working miners who have signed this letter? We, the employees of the Century Mine would request you immediately stop these false ads.”

This summer, Murray Energy Corp., parent company of the Beallsville mine, cut or relocated 56 workers with the closure of the Red Bird West mine near Brilliant. Murray also cut 29 mining jobs from The Ohio Valley Coal Co.’s Powhatan No. 6 Mine. All of this was done, Robert Murray said, because of Obama’s “war on coal.”

Here’s video from last Friday’s announcement from the miners (via @Jackalish):

NRO’s Greg Pollowitz notes how the left glommed onto the allegations the miners were “forced” to attend the rally:

Back in August, the Left went bonkers over a story alleging that coal miners were forced by their employer to protest against President Obama. At the time,Β HuffPo,Β Mother Jones,Β etc. all ran with that version of events.

Think the ad will be pulled, and that Obama’s dutiful minions on popular left wing blog sites will issue a retraction? Don’t count on it. Β Truth is an alien concept to these people, especially now that we’re down the wire – plus the Romney-Ryan ticket is gaining momentum in the polls. To desperate Democrats, it’s time to pull out all the stops, throw whatever crap they can to see if it sticks, and to not worry about whatever shred of integrity any of these “journalistic enterprises” had flying out the window.

“By any means necessary” … and all that. :-w

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3 Responses to “Ohio coal miners to Obama: Stop lying about our participation in Romney rally”


  1. Drew the Infidel says:

    As an expected perversion of the law of diminishing returns the Obhammudites continue to fashion lies to fit occasions where the truth would serve better, thinking the average voter is too stupid to catch on. As a result, an inopportune lie will be seen for what it is and will become either a tipoff to fact-check other such instances or simply be recognized for the usual pattern that it is. Such an inordinate number of attack ads were run about Romney all he had to do was show up at the debate without horns sprouting from his head and his case was made.

  2. Carlos says:

    “…shred of integrity…”

    C’mon, ST, we’re talking Jackasses and “journalists,” here. Where could you possibly find a shred of integrity there?

    That’s like assuming Slo Joe is going to eventually get called on denying, during his “debate” with Ryan, that the administration had a shred of evidence the murders in Benghazi were anything but a peaceful demonstration against a film no one in the world had seen gone awry.

    It just ain’t gonna happen…

  3. Dorothy Palmer says:

    The only thing the Kenyan prince didn’t lie about was he was going to force government mandated health care down the ppl’s throat, aas well as the catholic Church. The sooner this farce stops breathing, the better. He will not stop till then. Ask the Germans about Hitler.