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The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Washington vs. The Energy Industry

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger (reposted with permission) President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders spent this week trying to stand up to the oil industry. In the wake of the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Obama pushed BP to siphon $20 billion into a escrow fund that will cover liability claims, and Congress grilled BP CEO…

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Shep Smith a Hero, Brit Hume a Fool and a Jerk: BP and the Gulf Oil Spill on Fox News

The good and the typical of Fox News Shep Smith of Fox News offers an eloquent and much-deserved dressing-down of BP CEO Tony Hayward’s recent comments in the British press attempting to downplay the magnitude of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and belittling “litigious” Americans, saying he fully expects many “frivolous” lawsuits. A real class act, that…

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