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BP CEO Blames Media For Oil Spill Hysteria
October 25, 2010
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BP Oil's new CEO Bob Dudley gave a speech today about the company's oil spill that reigned terror on the Gulf of Mexico earlier this year. And he's got a quite unique perspective on the hysteria surrounding the ordeal...

"I watched graphic projections of oil swirling around the gulf, around Florida, across and around Bermuda to England -- these appeared authoritative and inevitable. The public fear was everywhere."

Yeah, Bob. You're totally right. The media was probably like, "You know what guys? It's kind of a slow news day. We've got nothing better to cover. May as well write up a super quick thing on the worst oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry that killed 11 people and completely destroyed the ecosystem."

In his defence, the coverage was everywhere. The photos were everywhere. The headlines were everywhere. But you know what else was everywhere? The 20 million litres of oil you carelessly tossed into the gulf.

People love to blame the media for everything. What's next, Bob? BP spilled the oil because it was raised on too many violent videogames?

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