CHARLESTON, WV — “We’ve had a couple of posts over the last few weeks (see here and here) about the recent activities of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship. Well, it seems Blankenship has also launched his own website, DonBlankenship.com.
The site makes for some interesting reading, proclaiming Blankenship an ‘American Competitionist’ and offering what it calls ‘Factual discussions on America’ like this:
Most every country in the world, in one way or another, benefits from a strong, healthy America. All Americans, and in fact all the world, are stakeholders in our country. It is America, and Americans, that have led the world’s progress in the improvement of people’s quality of life…
…Blankenship describes his coal industry career this way:
In 1982, I came to work for Massey Coal Company and was there until December 2010. Again, I received every promotion available to me during those years. I learned about, and struggled against, the ignorance and evilness of the United Mine Workers, much of the media, the ‘greeniacs,’ and much of corporate America.”
— Ken Ward Jr., Charleston Gazette