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Bp Media Clampdown

Jason Linkins

BP Continues To Do What They Do Best: Thwart Media Coverage Of The Oil Spill | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.30.2011 | Green

Everyone who hasn't already done so should direct their RSS feeds and whatnot in the direction of Mother Jones' news-gathering super-hero Mac McClella...

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Tony Hayward, Former BP CEO, Addresses Cambridge Union, Says More Dumb Things | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Last night, former BP CEO Tony Hayward addressed the students of Cambridge University at the Cambridge Union Society, about that whole "destroying the...

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Hayward: BP Was Unprepared For 'Media Scrutiny' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Former BP CEO Tony Hayward should really think about heeding advice to "really just stop talking." But talk he has, and so we've all learned a whole bunch of new things about the guy who's really, really sorry about that whole catastrophic oil gusher thingy. For instance, we now know that if he had to do it all over again, he would have totally gone yachting, and, like all yachtsmen, he only took to the high seas as a means of tamping down all of the anger he was feeling.

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In Gulf Of Mexico, 'They Are Literally Shrimping In Oil' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Earlier this week, we made note of BP CEO Bob Dudley's complaint that the media, in their routine efforts to document the truth about what was happeni...

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Bob Dudley, BP CEO, Blames Media For Creating "Climate Of Fear" In Gulf | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

When it comes to building climates of fear, nothing beats the way BP inhibited the work of reporters with the full force of spooky clampdown tactics.

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BP's Photoshopped Command Center Just The Latest In A Pattern Of Deception [UPDATED] | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

UPDATE, July 21, 2010: Over at Gawker today, Brian Barrett has another shop-up job from BP's website that is even more comically fake than the one of ...

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Oil Spill Lawsuits: BP Spending Big To Acquire An Army Of Expert Witnesses | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In the latest salvo of BP's War On Everything, the company is deploying its deep pockets in an attempt to buy up every single scientist it can get its...

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ProPublica Photographer Detained By Law Enforcement At The Behest Of BP | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I know I sound like a broken record, but there is simply no end in sight to the overall media clampdown in the Gulf. It is enforced by BP, with the assistance of local law enforcement officials and the approval of the Federal government.

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BP Media Clampdown: Journalists Now Face Possibility of Fines, Prison Time | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A month ago, Thad Allen issued an order granting the media "uninhibited access" to the areas affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Thirty days later, it should be said that the order essentially has no real-world meaning at all.

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Oil Spill Media Access: Reporters Still Given The Runaround Even As Public Health Concerns Mount | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The latest chapter in the media's ongoing struggle to cover the Gulf Oil Spill comes courtesy of PBS Newshour's Bridget Desimone, who has been working...

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Oil Spill Media Access: 'Down Here, Many Cops Do Literally Work For BP' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As you are hopefully well aware, BP has been doing its level best to interfere with reporters in the Gulf Coast region to keep them from reporting on ...

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BP's Media Clampdown Continues: Activist Hassled By Louisiana Police (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Mother Jones's Mac McClelland has been soldiering on down in Louisiana, even as her attempts to report on the oil spill response have largely evolved ...

Reporters Made Their (Em)Bed, But Don't Want to Lie In It

Martin Luz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Martin Luz

So reporters are hopping mad because they aren't getting access to areas damaged by the BP oil spill catastrophe? Well honestly, to a great extent they have only themselves to blame.

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Associated Press Seeks White House Assistance To End BP Media Blockade | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

So, is today the day that I'm going to get to happily report that reporters deployed to the Gulf of Mexico are finally free of the strenuous resistanc...

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BP Claims It Has No Authority Over Its Contractors Blocking Media Access | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As we've noted repeatedly, one of the aspects of the Gulf Oil cleanup operation that BP has really applied itself to with great success is the ongoing...