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An eye witness report from TC’s LA resident, Dakinkat

The New BP (Bayou Polluter) Reality I taught my 8 am microeconomics class, grabbed my friend visiting from Omaha (who is now the headline on Channel Six news for being one of the few real tourists in Grand Isle for a few weeks), and took off for what I can only describe is a trip into an alternate reality.  It took me no time at all to fi … Read More

via The Confluence

This morning I went through a survey of how tabloids chose to show the oil-kill devastation pics (or not)

A comment made at The Confluence

Inspired me to do a more detailed survey

Besides Washington Post, I found a few more local newspapers with cojones. Here they are

From California, the Tribune

and Ventura County Star

.From Texas, Houston Chronicle

.The Tennesean

.From Alabama, the Press Register

From Virginia, .Denville Register

From Oregon, the Register Guard

Which makes Obama Times look even more pathetic


They finally made it on page one on none other that Rahm Post: time to appear concerned

.The happier looking pelican is in Atlanta Journal Constitution

And Miami herald

.and Louisiana’s Advocate – my question: where d the rescued birds go?

.While the Obama times chooses to go with the spill cam and the false expectations of the relief wells

.This day reminds me of an article early on in the oil kill, looking at the oil-kill this from a PR perspective saying: “wait until pictures of cute birds and animals covered in oil show up”

Obama surely did.

Before the pictures, Paul MaCartney concerts (with “reflective songs”) were OK. After this, the Indonesia trip had to be canceled.

With that, the most successful BP operation – keep media away – concluded – in failure.

Another oily PR nightmare – easier to conceal from people – plays only in Chicago: Blago’s trial

Not Your Sweetie

June 2010