Mine Owner Rips Media, Liberals?

Mine Owner Rips Media, Liberals August 7, 2007 RUSH: Cookie worked fast. We have these two sound bites, and the owner of the Murray Energy Corporation, the owner of the mine where the six miners are missing. I had gotten a heads-up that this guy launched against the media today for misreporting what's happening out there by name and that he also started attacking the stupidity of energy legislation in this country. His name is Robert Murray, chairman of Murray Energy Corp. He held a press conference and explained what was going on in the rescue efforts. He started getting questions about things. These are two sound bites from the press conference. MURRAY: Without coal to manufacture our electricity, our products will not compete in the global marketplace against foreign countries because our manufacturers depend on coal for low-cost electricity, and people on fixed incomes will not be able to pay foyer electric bills. And every one of these global warming bills that has been introduced in Congress today will eliminate the coal industry and increase your electric rates four to five fold. So we are an essential industry. RUSH: Now, you might be saying, "Why the hell is he talk about this when they got six miners down there that were trapped?" Because he was asked about it, because he was asked, "What the hell are you in this business for anyway?" That was not an exact question, but it was something like, "Why do we have these mines open? They're so dangerous, and coal is destroying the planet and coal's this and coal's that." He fired right back at them, and of course this guy is a corporate interest, so he can't be trusted, according to the left. These reporters had to be asking some of the most clichéd, stupid, uninformed, closed-mind questions. I have to tell you something. He's right. I have to tell you a little story. On one these guy golf trips, and I go on a bunch of them during the summer. The first one was in the middle of June. I went up to a friend of mine's place, I'm not going to mention where because his town will get mobbed with people wanting to find out where I was, and he'll get hassled. But it was in Connecticut. We took his boat. He's got a pretty nice boat. He took his boat over to Fisher's Island and we played golf over there. From Fisher's Island we went up to Newport to see another friend. We were going to play golf there the next day. As we pull out of the harbor with my friend lives, there's this giant ship. I'm not on the water much, so, I see things like I see tankers and stuff flying over them, like when I went into Dubai to negotiate the ports deal before I went into Afghanistan, but there was this huge cargo ship, and there were a bunch of smaller ships loading off of it. It was off-loading onto those smaller ships, and they were headed somewhere. I said, "What is that?" My friend said, "It's a coal delivery." He said, "Look over there," and he pointed, and there was this giant power plant in Connecticut, and those of you who live there now know where I'm talking about. It has to be fed every day. It's providing electricity. This guy is exactly right. The amount of coal that that cargo ship had to hold would boggle your mind. These are things that most people never see. You just go in the room, you flip the switch and the lights come on, but you don't know how it happens, and this guy is operating a mine along with other people to bring coal up -- it's a dangerous, risky job -- and you've got the global warming people trying to put it out of business. He's right. If you do that, you're going to have to have some other fuel for the power plants to fire their electricity with, and it is going to cost a tremendous amount of money. Here's the next bite. He was just watching the coverage of the disaster, and he said this. MURRAY: They know nothing about the natural disaster that occurred here. They know nothing about the damage in the mine, and the circumstances surrounding the trapped miners. I caution the media to very much question the veracity of these sources and their motivations. I particularly cite Mr. Seth Borenstein of the Associated Press for particularly bad reporting, and the Fox News network, on what has occurred here. Rather than utilizing the truthful statements that you heard here, Mr. Borenstein chose to use statements from Mrs. McAteer that were totally false and have nothing to do with or have any understanding of what's happened here. And this morning, Fox News network was at it also. I hope you report that. RUSH: Done, Mr. Murray. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: By the way, even better is something I left out of the story about that giant ship out there in the Long Island Sound servicing the power plant. That coal was from overseas! It was not American. That was foreign coal, if you will. I love this Murray guy, because finally somebody is promoting the concept of continual access to sources of energy, for the necessity of this country to continue to grow. I love this guy, already. END TRANSCRIPT Read the Background Material... VIDEO: Mine Owner Denounces Global Warming Bills in Emotional News Conference AP: Utah Mine Owner: Rescue Will Take 3 Days

Asked By: mission_viejo_california - 8/7/2007
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that is the equivalent of asking hooker what she thinks about prostitution. or an arms manufacturer what he thinks about war. or asking an oil producer what he thinks about alternative fuels... More
Answered By: tomjohn - 8/7/2007
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go MR.Murray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Answered By: teddi p - 8/7/2007
Consider the source. Like Rush Limpbra is the world's authority on anything? He has people on who are, of course, going to agree with his rants. No credibility at all.
Answered By: Henry VIII - 8/7/2007
So this guy is more concerned about the media and ripping on liberals than the lives of his employees?
Answered By: wyldfyr - 8/7/2007
Mr. Murray is somewhat correct about coal being a necessary part of our economy. The only technology at the moment that stands to beat out coal is nuclear, but we would need to build another 100 nuclear power plants *at least* in order to offset coal... More
Answered By: professional student - 8/7/2007
There are no quotes from Murray in your post. Just OxyRush back on his pills and making up stories again. Next!
Answered By: bush_worst_and_dumbest - 8/7/2007
As the owner of the mine, he has the responsibility to show that his company abides with all safety regualtions and because every mine is differnet, goes beyond what the regualtions are. His first responsibility is to the miners and their families....not Rush or politics...His people may be dead and it is only right... More
Answered By: Ford Prefect - 8/7/2007
Blah Blah Liberals, Blah Blah media... More
Answered By: deckape - 8/7/2007
Federal inspectors had issued more than 300 citations against the mine since 2004. I guess an attack on the media, perpetuated by Rush, is considered a good attempt at a diversionary tactic.
Answered By: Chevy P - 8/7/2007
What??? Since when is Fox news a liberal media source? Thats more BS spouted from Lush Bimbaugh
Answered By: Rosebee - 8/7/2007
That guy is going to hell. He worried about everything but the situation. "Stop that traffic" "YOu stop call me such and such mining, I told you once it is just mining etc etc!" GOD!
Answered By: Labatt113 - 8/7/2007
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