Monday, May 17, 2010

Fox News Blames Obama For Sabotaging Oil Rig & 30% Of Americans Agree ??? & Obama Insists Oil Companies Bear All Costs of Gulf Disaster

The People Versus Big Business
GOP, Glenn Beck , Sean Hannity , Fox News et al always side with Big Business
"Have you read, by the way, that after the surviving, dazed and frightened workers were evacuated from that burning platform, they were met by lawyers from the drilling giant Transocean with forms to sign stating they had not been injured and had no first-hand knowledge of what had happened?! So much for the corporate soul."

also check out : Chevron's "Crude" Attempt to Suppress Free Speech by Bill Moyers and Michael Winship Via Huffington Post ,May 14, 2010

*Fox News uses twisted logic to defend BP & the Oil Industry by peddling the Obama sabotage Conspiracy Theory-
Fox News is blaming the President of their country of treasonous actions while making excuses for BP, Halliburton & Transocean

( As cenk Uygur would say "Projection anyone" this is the sort of thing the GOP & Uberconservatives might do if it would help their agenda as Bush did regarding Iraq he and his enablers made shit up in order to attack a sovereign nation

*President Obama insists BP, Halliburton & Transocean take responsibility for the full costs of clean-up and for economic hardships of people in the affected areas-ie losses to fishing & tourism etc.

*Oil gushing out at a greater rate than BP or government says-Scientists studying the oil slick oil detected massive plumes of oil under the water surface which can't be detected by satellite imaging

*BP refuses to allow scientists or anyone else to explore beneath the surface near the leaks.

*No Freedom of Speech or Freedom of the Press for those who criticize Big Business Fox News GOP & Tea Party Express agree.

President Obama on the Ongoing Response to the Deepwater BP Oil Spill Longer version

whitehouse — May 14, 2010 — The President speaks about the Administrations commitment to help protect the Gulf Coast and the livelihoods of the people who live and work there from the effects of the Deepwater BP Oil Spill and calls on the companies involved to stop pointing fingers and take responsibility. May 14, 2010.

Fox News goes around the bend continuing with their peculiar form of insanity and so blame President Obama and/or radical Environmentalists for the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Some 30% of Americans are convinced or are unsure whether or not President Obama took part in some sort of conspiracy (black-flag operation) to destroy the Deepwater Horizon oil rig.

Maybe the rest of the world should build a fence around America to keep American mass insanity , delusional & conspiratorial thinking from infecting the world's population-just a thought-

The Young Turks - Fox News suggest Obama involved in a conspiracy either to blow up the Deepwater Horizon rig or allowed the leak to continue to give him fodder for attacking the oil industry.

Fox News Pushes Obama Oil Spill Conspiracy May 3, 2010.

Of course when it comes to even man made disasters Uberconservatives will do anything rather than blame a corporation for messing up-
Instead they say let's blame God or Demons or the Anti-Christ.
They in fact might be right in the sense that several million Americans we have heard are "Praying " daily for Obama to fail or to be killed.

Texas Governor Blames God For Oil Spill & More

TYT Cenk Uygur

Anyway it appears that the amount of oil gushing out from the ocean floor is much greater than BP or the government have stated.

Giant Plumes of Oil Forming Under the Gulf by Justin Gillis, New York Times , May 15, 2010

Scientists are finding enormous oil plumes in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, including one as large as 10 miles long, 3 miles wide and 300 feet thick in spots. The discovery is fresh evidence that the leak from the broken undersea well could be substantially worse than estimates that the government and BP have given.

There’s a shocking amount of oil in the deep water, relative to what you see in the surface water,” said Samantha Joye, a researcher at the University of Georgia who is involved in one of the first scientific missions to gather details about what is happening in the gulf. “There’s a tremendous amount of oil in multiple layers, three or four or five layers deep in the water column.”

The plumes were discovered by scientists from several universities working aboard the research vessel Pelican, which sailed from Cocodrie, La., on May 3 and has gathered extensive samples and information about the disaster in the gulf.

Scientists studying video of the gushing oil well have tentatively calculated that it could be flowing at a rate of 25,000 to 80,000 barrels of oil a day. The latter figure would be 3.4 million gallons a day. But the government, working from satellite images of the ocean surface, has calculated a flow rate of only 5,000 barrels a day.

BP has resisted entreaties from scientists that they be allowed to use sophisticated instruments at the ocean floor that would give a far more accurate picture of how much oil is really gushing from the well.

& Oil Plumes Up To 10 Miles Long Choking Gulf BP Hits Snag In Latest Effort To Cap Leak JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press Writer May 15,2010

ROBERT, La. --
Oil from a blown-out well is forming huge underwater plumes as much as 10 miles long below the visible slick in the Gulf of Mexico, scientists said as BP wrestled for a third day Sunday with its latest contraption for slowing the nearly month-old gusher.

BP, the largest oil and gas producer in the U.S., has been unable to thread a tube into the leak to suck the crude to a tanker. Engineers remotely steering robot submersibles were trying again Sunday to fit the tube into a breach nearly a mile below the surface, BP said.

Oil has been spewing since the rig Deepwater Horizon exploded April 20, killing 11 people and sinking two days later. The government shortly afterward estimated the spill at 210,000 gallons -- or 5,000 barrels -- a day, a figure that has since been questioned by some scientists who fear it could be far more. BP executives have stood by the estimate while acknowledging there's no way to know for sure.

also check out : Chevron's "Crude" Attempt to Suppress Free Speech by Bill Moyers and Michael Winship Via Huffington Post ,May 14, 2010

(Have you read, by the way, that after the surviving, dazed and frightened workers were evacuated from that burning platform, they were met by lawyers from the drilling giant Transocean with forms to sign stating they had not been injured and had no first-hand knowledge of what had happened?! So much for the corporate soul.)

But our story is about another petrochemical giant -- Chevron -- and a major threat to independent journalism. In New York last Thursday, Federal Judge Lewis A. Kaplan ordered documentary producer and director Joe Berlinger to turn over to Chevron more than 600 hours of raw footage used to create a film titled Crude: The Real Price of Oil.

Released last year, it's the story of how 30,000 Ecuadorians rose up to challenge the pollution of their bodies, livestock, rivers and wells from Texaco's drilling for oil there, a rainforest disaster that has been described as the Amazon's Chernobyl. When Chevron acquired Texaco in 2001 and attempted to dismiss claims that it was now responsible, the indigenous people and their lawyers fought back in court.

Some of the issues and nuances of Berlinger's case are admittedly complex, but they all boil down to this: Chevron is trying to avoid responsibility and hopes to find in the unused footage -- material the filmmaker did not utilize in the final version of his documentary -- evidence helpful to the company in fending off potential damages of $27.3 billion.

This is a serious matter for reporters, filmmakers and frankly, everyone else. Tough, investigative reporting without fear or favor -- already under siege by severe cutbacks and the shutdown of newspapers and other media outlets -- is vital to the public awareness and understanding essential to a democracy. As Michael Moore put it, "The chilling effect of this is, [to] someone like me, if something like this is upheld, the next whistleblower at the next corporation is going to think twice about showing me some documents if that information has to be turned over to the corporation that they're working for."

In an open letter on Joe Berlinger's behalf, signed by many in the non-fiction film business (including the two of us), the Independent Documentary Association described Chevron's case as a "fishing expedition" and wrote that, "At the heart of journalism lies the trust between the interviewer and his or her subject. Individuals who agree to be interviewed by the news media are often putting themselves at great risk, especially in the case of television news and documentary film where the subject's identity and voice are presented in the final report.

"If witnesses sense that their entire interviews will be scrutinized by attorneys and examined in courtrooms they will undoubtedly speak less freely. This ruling surely will have a crippling effect on the work of investigative journalists everywhere, should it stand."

Related articles:

The Gulf oil spill spreads to the South Pacific Offshore in more ways than one: The Deepwater Horizon oil rig flew a Marshall Islands flag By Andrew Leonard Via Salon .com , May 13, 2010

Canada's Tar Sands: A Dangerous Solution to Offshore Oil by Heather McRobie via CommonDreams, Guardian UK, May 11, 2010

BP finally releases oil spill video, but lies about delay By David Edwards and Diana Sweet via Raw May 13th, 2010

By Frank James and Allison Richards, via NPR Blog The Two Way ,May 13, 2010

Oil spill disaster ‘out of control’ by Tony Allen-Mills and Craig Guillot via The Sunday Times & Timesonline, May 2, 2010

Lunatic Americans! 10 Percent Say Environmentalists Caused Oil Spill by grantlawrence via Alternet, may 12, 2010

Pandora's Oil Well by Jill S. Schneiderman via, May 11, 2010

Limbaugh Says ‘Environmentalist Wackos’ Marked Earth Day by Blowing Up Oil Rig by Timothy B. Hurst at Ecopolitology , May 1, 2010

How to guarantee a Gulf oil spill :Take one regulatory agency, instruct it to take its cues from the private sector, and add oodles of cash by Andrew Leonard via May 7,2010

Whistleblower: BP Risks More Massive Catastrophes in Gulf Jason Leopold, at Truthout April 30, 2010

BP Told to Stop Distributing Oil Spill Settlement Agreements by Stephanie Condon CBSnews, May 3rd 2010

Trying to shirk responsibility for oil disaster, BP CEO predicts ‘lots of illegitimate’ lawsuits because ‘this is America.’ at,May 6, 2010

For a short history of what oil drilling is doing to our world:
see: Oil Spill: Big Oil's History Of Bad Behavior (PHOTOS)Huffington Post Travis Walter Donovan may 7, 2010

Oil Spill Extends West Around The Mississippi Delta at Huffington Post, May 7,2010

Gulf Oil Spill: A Symbol of What Fossil Fuels Do to the Earth Every Day, Say Environmentalists by Dan Froomkin at Huffington Post, May 7, 2010

BP's Slick Greenwashing — By James Ridgeway Mother Jones May. 4, 2010

EXCLUSIVE: BP Worked With FreedomWorks And The Chamber To Build ‘Grassroots’ Support For More Drilling by Lee Fang via ThinkProgress,May 6, 2010

BP's Slick Greenwashing — By James Ridgeway Mother Jones May. 4, 2010

Congressman Compares Gulf Coast Oil Spill To 'Chocolate Milk,' Says It Will 'Break Up Naturally' by Liliana Segura via Alternet,May 3, 2010

Slick Operator: The BP I've Known Too Well by Greg Palast via Truthout, May 5,2010

Joe Lieberman On Massive Oil Spill: 'Accidents Happen'

Nonprofit Conservation Group Has Ties to Oil Interests, Gulf Oil Spill by Marian Wang, ProPublica - May 4, 2010

and so it goes,

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