The Spin Machine: Bad Press Dispersant

Response to Joe Nocera’s “BP Makes Amends” Op-Ed Piece in the New York Times

I was a little alarmed to see an op-ed piece in the New York Times this week called “BP Makes Amends,” by Joe Nocera. In this piece, Nocera demonstrates his complete ignorance of the workings of the tort system, criticizes Americans for exercising their Constitutional right… Continue reading


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How to Cover Up a Global Disaster: Lessons from the Ongoing BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

A mere two weeks after the Coast Guard gave BP the okay to halt cleanup operations in the Gulf comes BP’s startling announcement that oil is still leaking from the Macondo field. This time, the oil isn’t leaking from the well head or the riser, but through fractures in the… Continue reading


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Is This A Literal BP Cover-Up?

The tar balls that washed up all across the Gulf Coast post Hurricane Lee are confirmed matches for the Louisiana crude that spewed from the ocean floor after the Deepwater Horizon disaster.  What’s more, a study by Auburn University revealed this week that the the oil has barely degraded… Continue reading

Mississippi Resident Pleads with Media to Cover Oil-Related Illnesses Among Gulf Residents

While mainstream media has made a few mentions of the tar balls that washed ashore on the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Lee, it has neglected to mention the high volume of fresh oil that has washed up in various places, including Fourchon Beach, Pensacola Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, and Bay… Continue reading

BP America Blues: Shocking Images of Oil and Dead Marine Life on the Beaches Right Now

In an effort to show the world the harm BP has inflicted on the Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Coast Residents have banded together to create a comprehensive presentation of images from the beaches as they are right now. I repeat, these are NOT images from 2010 immediately after the spill.… Continue reading

The BP Spin Machine in Action

Have you seen the damning photographs of fresh oil plumes wafting up over the location of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster? Gulf Coastal newspapers, lawyers, and independent bloggers have reported on the oil plumes in depth in recent days. Scientists have confirmed that the chemical composition of the plumes is the… Continue reading