Coal Tattoo

Coal Tattoo welcomes opposing views


This photo is getting some attention from some of Massey Energy President Don Blankenship’s buddies (his former political consultants) over at the West Virginia Red blog after last night’s Army Corps of Engineers mountaintop removal public hearing.

I have always firmly believed that the best disinfectant is sunshine, and that a healthy and respectful exchange of views is good for our society. And I’ve also always been proud that the Gazette tries to provide a forum for all sorts of views, and tries to have what one of my bosses calls “big shoulders,” or an ability to take — and publish for readers to see — criticism of our coverage.

So in that spirit, I’d like the person who made this lovely poster to give me a call or shoot me an e-mail, so we could arrange for them to write a guest blog that gives Coal Tattoo readers some details on exactly what I’ve lied about.

Oh, and here’s another shot of the poster, taken by Gazette photographer Chris Dorst.  Look toward the top and left from the “Nick Joe is Anti-Coal” sign.