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BP = Better Press/Bitter Pills

After years of being a whipping boy for its Deepwater Horizon debacle, British petroleum giant BP is starting to get some love from the news media. Start with this piece in Bloomberg Businessweek headlined Spillapalooza: How BP Got Screwed in … Continue reading

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BP = Bitter Petroleum

BP, the energy company that engulfed the Gulf in oil with its Deepwater Horizon meltdown in 2011, has begun a newly aggressive ad campaign after groveling to the American public for the past two years. Full-page ad in Wednesday’s New York … Continue reading

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NYT Goes Hollywood

First it was the New York Times’ spectacular tick-tock on the Deepwater Horizon explosion that got a movie option. From Forbes.com: BP Oil Spill: The Movie Summit Entertainment, Participant Media and Imagenation Abu Dhabi, have announced that they’ve acquired the … Continue reading

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Times Three

A trio of notable pieces from Sunday’s New York Times: 1) The devastatingly vivid report by David Barstow, David Rohde, and Stephanie Saul about the Deepwater Horizon blowout disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Nut graf: On paper, experts and … Continue reading

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BP Does Not Stand For Best Practices

Arr-ooo-gah! Arr-ooo-gah! BP has shifted into DEFCON 4 as oil keeps pouring into the Gulf of Mexico and turmoil keeps pouring onto BP. First, the oil. According to Reuters: BP said on Thursday it was siphoning 5,000 barrels (210,000 gallons/795,000 … Continue reading

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