News Roundup for 6/24/10

Mermaid in undersea fantasy
Gulf of Mexico, according to BP

-Headline of the day-
"BP 'Blogs from the Gulf' find silvery sheen in dark cloud of oil."

Want to know what's really going on in the Gulf of Mexico? Then point your browser to BP's Blogs From the Gulf, where you'll learn that everything is just going super-gangbusters!

There, you'll learn how the skimmer boats dance a "spectacular ballet at sea as mesmerising as any performance in a concert hall" -- from real live "BP reporters." In an article about mothers going to clean up the beaches on Mother's Day, we get a touching story "reminding everyone that this spill response is only a very small part of what's important." You think this oil gusher thing is important? When was the last time you called your mom? She worries about you, you know...

In one article, a BP reporter goes out looking for tar balls and comes up empty. Instead, she finds "the beach crowded with people from every age group from young families to a couple in their 80s." Awwww!

Of course, it's hard to get a competing view out there, since BP has been chasing reporters away from the area. But I'm sure that if other journalists got close, they too would see the majestic beauty of the sunlight dancing off the rainbow-sheened waters of that grand open sea.

I understand it's breathtaking... And not just because of the petroleum fumes. (New Orleans Times-Picayune)

-Cartoon time with Mark Fiore-
Hey kids! You ever wonder how the other half lives? How about the other 25%... or 1%? Well, wonder no more, thanks to...

Lifestyles of the rich and fossil-fueled
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It's a super-awesome life and now Tony Hayward has it back! (MarkFiore.com)

-Bonus HotD-
"BP's approval ratings approach Saddam Hussein's."

I'm guessing that's not good. (Think Progress)

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