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BP’s “Small People” Comment No More Offensive Than “Little Guy”

Posted on June 17 2010 6:00 pm
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Short people got no reason to live, Bill O’Reilly is looking out for the “folks”, and BP is giving the “small people” of the Gulf Coast another reason to hate them. BP chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg is taking heat over what is being labeled a “demeaning” comment. The Swedish speaking Svanberg made the ESL error of saying that the company was not greedy and cared about the “small people”. The Huffington Post reported that:

“BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg gave a press conference after BP’s four hour meeting with Obama at the White House. During his statement, he disputed the claim the the oil giant didn’t care about gulf residents, stating that BP cares about “small people.” English is a second language for Svanberg, who is Swedish, but reporters took note of his demeaning phrasing, and shouted questions about what he meant after he spoke, which he did not answer. The comment has been met with indignant media outrage.”

Hypocrisy alert. How many times have we heard Obama, Biden and virtually ALL politicians refer to the average American as the “little guy”? They have tried to champion our cause and claim to be one of us and never a critical word has been said about the term. Could someone please clarify the difference between “small people” and “little guy”? I can’t find one other than the comment is being used to further demonize the “evil, capitalist, oil company”.

Boy am I glad that Obama will be handing out the 20 billion dollars coughed up by the ill mannered BP. He cares enough about the suffering people of the Coast to use the correct terminology. Remember, it’s “little guy” you capitalist pig!

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