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BP Busing & Scam Photo Ops… the scandal that wasn’t

Posted on June 1 2010 5:30 am
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by MataHarley

As Herculean efforts to stop the Deepwater Horizon oil flow, and stay a’top the clean up using heavy bureaucratic red tape, pundits and media have had to content themselves with finger pointing, pointing out the finger pointing, and deciding who was the best villain to demonize that day. The favored culprit to assassinate in the media has been BP. So it comes as no surprise that prolific yellow journalism, evidenced by poor (or lazy) research, does the proverbial hit and run – splashing the headline that “BP Buses in 400 Workers During Obama’s visit”, then ignoring the facts and follow up.

Fueled by Jefferson Parish Councilman John Young and Chris Roberts, the local officials insisted the presence of what they claim (by hearsay) was 300-500 workers at the Grand Isle beach when Obama shuffled thru on his rare appearances was all BP smoke and mirrors, and some sort of conspiracy theory/photo op. Leftist and right wing blogs alike jumped on the same “scandal” headline. The left used it to further bash the image of BP, and by proxy, big oil, for their green agenda. The right used it to slyly suggest it was Obama, himself, orchestrating the scam.

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