BP Pays PR to Pose as Reporters in Gulf

Jason Linkins – Huffington Post

You know, a lot has been said about BP and its contributions to the natural beauty of the Gulf Coast states. But what we haven’t heard as much about are BP’s contributions to journalism, have we? I mean, we’ve basically covered the fact that BP’s been doing a good job at preventing journalism from happening. But all that’s about to change, because BP is sending its own journalists to the region, dispatched abroad from their regular offices, in Hell.
Basically, having grown tired of blocking other reporters from covering the story, BP is going to spend its own money on a bunch of in-house PR professionals who will reliably block themselvesfrom covering the story. It’s precisely the sort of genius move you’d expect from the company that’s now more despised than Goldman Sachs, the corporate fecal-demons of 2009. The pioneering work of these BP reporters will be collected in an online magazine called “Planet BP,” which theWall Street Journal‘s Benoit Faucon likens to Monty Python’s famous song, “Always Look On The Bright Side of Life.” It’s an apt comparison:

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