Time Mag Shocker: Rush Limbaugh Might Have Been Right About Oil Spill

July 29th, 2010 9:27 AM
Time magazine reported Thursday that Rush Limbaugh might have been right about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico not being the environmental disaster that everyone warned.In an article surprisingly titled, "The BP Spill: Has the Damage Been Exaggerated?", author Michael Grunwald first insulted the conservative talk radio host: The obnoxious anti-environmentalist Rush Limbaugh has been…

While Interviewing Dem Congressman, ABC, CBS Keep the Focus Off Obama

July 26th, 2010 4:33 PM
Democratic Congressman Ed Markey appeared on ABC and CBS's morning shows on Monday to talk about the Gulf Coast oil spill and didn't face a single question about the government's handling of the disaster. Instead, Good Morning America and the Early Show both kept the heat on BP. Discussing the likely departure of BP's CEO Tony Hayword, GMA's Robin Roberts pressed, "And that when [Haywood]…

Obama's Oil Spill Response Bashed In Music Video: 'Same As It Ever Was

July 24th, 2010 11:17 AM
The folks at PolitiZoid have done it again, this time using the Talking Heads classic "Once in a Lifetime" to bash Obama's response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill:"And you may ask yourself, 'Did I really vote for him?'" (lyrics and commentary follow with original Talking Heads video):

No Media Outcry as Dems Block Amendment to Open Up Gulf Oil Cleanup to

July 15th, 2010 6:44 PM
It has become clear that the Democratic establishment does not have as much of an interest in press freedom as they would have the public believe. But what is even more telling is the media's spotty response to censorship efforts in the Gulf of Mexico.On Wednesday, House Natural Resouces Democrats rejected an amendment that would ensure press transparency in the Gulf. The amendment came mere days…

New Media Craze -- 'Eco-Theology': Using Oil Spill + Religion to Promo

July 14th, 2010 9:48 AM
"Where would Jesus drill?"  That sounds almost like it could be the opening of a tree hugger's bad joke, but instead it's the lede in a recent Associated Press story written by John Flesher about a so-called "Green religion movement." Efforts to make environmentalism its own sort of religion have been underway for some time now. But the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has…

Most Transparent Administration Ever Makes Effective Reporting from Gu

July 12th, 2010 5:38 PM
UPDATE - 7/13, 1:30 pm: In the face of criticism, the Coast Guard just rescinded this policy, allowing reporters free access to Gulf spill recovery efforts. Details below.Effectively reporting on the Gulf oil spill is now a Class D felony, punishable by a fine of up to $40,000.That's right, the most transparent administration in history has made it a felony, effective July 1, to get within 65…

Time: 'Is Bobby Jindal Making Sense

July 8th, 2010 6:13 PM
While the media have apparently given up -- if they ever seriously attempted -- on holding the Obama administration to account for its handling of the Gulf oil spill cleanup, Republican governors in the Gulf are a different story, particularly Louisiana's Bobby Jindal, a potential 2012 presidential hopeful.In a short post at Time.com entitled "Battlefield General: Is Bobby Jindal Making…

MSM Wall Protecting Obama Gulf Oil Spill Response Cracks With Latest A

July 3rd, 2010 3:49 PM
Perhaps it is frustration, as expressed by Anderson Cooper, with the new White House rules inhibiting reports about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that is now causing a big crack in the Mainstream Media wall which until recently mostly avoided direct criticism of the Obama administration response. However that crack has now turned into a flood of surprising criticism coming from formerly friendly…

White House Enacts Rules Inhibiting Media From Covering Oil Spill

July 3rd, 2010 11:28 AM
The White House Thursday enacted stronger rules to prevent the media from showing what's happening with the oil spill in the Gulf Coast.CNN's Anderson Cooper reported that evening, "The Coast Guard today announced new rules keeping photographers and reporters and anyone else from coming within 65 feet of any response vessel or booms out on the water or on beaches -- 65 feet."He…

WaPo Slams BP Spending, Accepts $455K in Full-Page Ads

July 1st, 2010 9:07 AM
The Washington Post and BP may seem like the oddest couple since Felix and Oscar, but they've been spending a lot of time - and money - together. A Business & Media Institute study found that the Washington Post earned up to $455,652 on 17 BP ads during the month of June, or about $15,188.40 per day. All 17 ads were a full page in size, nine appeared on the back page, six ran in color, and…

Jon Stewart Asks David Axelrod: Has This Government Proven Itself Comp

June 29th, 2010 12:44 AM
Jon Stewart on Monday asked David Axelrod a truly extraordinary question: has this government proven itself competent enough to regulate industry?Speaking to President Obama's senior advisor on "The Daily Show," the Comedy Central star was in the middle of a rather interesting discussion when he surprisingly said, "It's clear that this administration believes that government can…

Robert Redford: Obama Should Use Gulf Spill to Push 'Decent Energy Pol

June 28th, 2010 2:26 PM
Robert Redford, one of the most popular and succesful actors of our age, has joined with other entertainers, including Sir Paul McCartney and Rosie O'Donnell in encouraging the Obama administration to actively politicize the Gulf crisis and use it to push through on energy policy.In an interview with ExtraTV, Redford said that Obama should "Grab this moment in history and get a decent energy…

McClatchy Story Notes Severe Lack of Skimmers in Gulf But Barely Touch

June 27th, 2010 11:16 AM
Karen Nelson of the Biloxi Sun Herald wrote a report picked up by McClatchy Newspapers about the incredible level of frustration felt by the people living along the Gulf of Mexico over the severe lack of skimmers available in that region to combat the BP oil spill. She went into detail explaining the anger felt by the Gulf residents over the fact that few skimmers are cleaning up the oil. However…

CNN's Acosta and Costello Parrot Obama Talking Points on Offshore Dril

June 25th, 2010 4:45 PM
CNN's Carol Costello and Jim Acosta revealed their disdain for a federal judge's decision to overturn the Obama administration's 6-month moratorium on offshore drilling when the expert they interviewed on the June 25 "American Morning" made a convincing case against the moratorium.Tom Bower, an author who has written extensively on the oil industry, tried to explain the devastating…