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Spurlock Supersizes West Virginia on the Map

There are 13 comments on the The State Journal story from Jun 4, 2008, titled Spurlock Supersizes West Virginia on the Map. In it, The State Journal reports that:

Posted Monday, June 2, 2008 ; 09:26 PM Updated Tuesday, June 3, 2008 ; 10:27 AM Third season of 30 Days debuts in Bolt coal mine Story by Kate Krivanek Email Other Stories by Kate Krivanek BECKLEY -- From 30 ...

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SCOTTY

Pflugerville, TX

#1 Jun 4, 2008
Morgan did the state proud...Great Job....
MEEE

Marietta, OH

#2 Jun 4, 2008
He sure did, perfect day for them to air it after Dick Cheney's comments!
Proud West Virginian

Normantown, WV

#3 Jun 4, 2008
I've tivo'd that episode of 30 days. He did a great job!!

As for Cheney, his first name says it all! But, really, are we surprised by his comments? He is from the families that buy and sell people in WV.

Way to go Morgan Spurlock!!
Doug Johnson

Odenton, MD

#4 Jun 4, 2008
Spurlock did a fricken awesome job. I'm gonna buy the season DVD if possible. He filmed like 15 mintues from my house. As for Cheney, i'm in the military currently and i like the guy. He supports us and is really a great guy. As for the joke....well i LUV WV more than anyhting on this earth...but it's ok to make a joke every now and then....hell i do too. It's just something wv is joked about for.....u and i know it's not true though....so why get tore up about it. Anyways GO WVU!!!!
proudmomma

Montgomery, TX

#5 Jun 4, 2008
I watched it last night as well. I am a wife of a coal miner so it meant a lot to see it. I think he made them men proud. They work so hard for their families. Most of them work 6 and 7 days a week gone from the house 12-14 hours a day. They needed to be recognized for something more than some high school drop out that couldnt get anything better. Most of those men prob have a good education but decided that was a good way to support their families. Great Job Spurlock:)
Amy

Tyler, TX

#6 Jun 5, 2008
I agree. He did a fantastic job! And that episode really put into perspective just a taste of what these miners go through. My grandpa was a coal miner early on in his years and he was always proud of it. They do work hard for their families, risking their lives and health every day. It is sad what the mining is doing to our beautiful land but what else can anyone do right now? Oil prices are through the roof and, I think, we are in a position that we HAVE to keep mining until a better, cleaner, safer solution is made, which I don't see happening for a long time because look how long mining has been going on.

Great job!!!!
Gryphon

Greenville, SC

#7 Jun 5, 2008
He did a great job of not only making our state look good...but I think he really gave us all a ebtter appreciation for what the miners go through to keep our lights on.
leona

Pflugerville, TX

#8 Jun 5, 2008
Great Job Morgan...you not only made the state proud but all hard working coal miners...cant wait to buy the DVD....
Mary

Kinston, NC

#9 Jun 5, 2008
Morgan was awesome, my father was a coal miner for over 20 years and it was great to see what he did.
Coal Miner

Crab Orchard, WV

#10 Jun 6, 2008
Did you guys not watch what I saw? Nothing but a guy shoveling belt, no mention of the very skilled people operating complex equipment or the very talanted people who keep it running. What about the LPN who states with certainity that EVERYONE who works in a coal mine gets Black Lung and than shows a guy with Oxygen talking about Black Lung with a package of cigaretts sticking out of his pocket.
As to the picture of Spurlock and some guy from OVEC trespassing on a Mountian Top Job, where was the picture of a reclaimed mine. He was taken to Twisted Gun Golf course,it didn't show up, nor did any other reclained mine site. He didn't seem interested in showing a balance.
I think he made us look like a bunch of idiots who have no other way to make a living except to destroy our State and accept our fate to die of Black Lung.
long line of Coal Miners

Lubbock, TX

#11 Jun 6, 2008
Coal Miner wrote:
Did you guys not watch what I saw? Nothing but a guy shoveling belt, no mention of the very skilled people operating complex equipment or the very talanted people who keep it running. What about the LPN who states with certainity that EVERYONE who works in a coal mine gets Black Lung and than shows a guy with Oxygen talking about Black Lung with a package of cigaretts sticking out of his pocket.
As to the picture of Spurlock and some guy from OVEC trespassing on a Mountian Top Job, where was the picture of a reclaimed mine. He was taken to Twisted Gun Golf course,it didn't show up, nor did any other reclained mine site. He didn't seem interested in showing a balance.
I think he made us look like a bunch of idiots who have no other way to make a living except to destroy our State and accept our fate to die of Black Lung.
It's a one hour show, so I imagine there are a lot of cuts gone. I thought it was very well balanced. It is what it is, yes? You saying the pictures of the destroyed mountains were faked? He went on to talk with the representative for coal mine "owners", that admit there its not the best thing, but what else is there?
I especially like how the coal miners do not want their children in the mines. Theres something not talked about much. I'm from long line of coal miners (proudly) and it ended with me. My father explained he would "skin me" if he ever found me underground or with a mines.
I really liked that Morgan partially exposed the myth that "coal miners" do not care about the environment, which is false and always bothered me. Typically, Coal miners are very protective of their place and environment and very proud of their mountains. "Coal Mine owners", well, there's the difference.
It's not a secret, as bad as many people want to cover it up.. the vast majority of mine owners (not all) are here to rape us, use us, and throw us away when the mines are empty..
mominbolt

Charleston, WV

#12 Jun 9, 2008
I loved it and thought it was wonderful that he chose to come to West Virginia to film the coal miners!
boltwv

Charleston, WV

#13 Jun 9, 2008
I loved the show. I am glad he got to stay in the little town of Bolt and we were glad to have him. I know that they did cut some footage from the show because we watched him stop at some local place and they did not show that. My husband, my dad, and my father-in-law are all coal miners and we love it.

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