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Jason Linkins

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...

Jason Linkins

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.

Jason Linkins

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...

Jason Linkins

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.

Reversal of Coverage: Coast Guard Drops 65 Foot Rule for Media

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karen Dalton-Beninato

It just became far easier for press to get to the BP response site in Grand Isle. This was our last attempt. National Incident Command...

Jason Linkins

Adam Dillon, BP Contractor Who Once Blocked A Local Reporter, Became A Whistleblower (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Down in the Gulf of Mexico, BP is said to be "pleased" with the effort thus far to recap the oil leak, an effort that they took up in earnest over the...

Jason Linkins

Oil Spill Media Access: BP Officials Continue To Block Reporters (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Despite the fact that National Incident Commander Thad Allen and BP Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles have publicly stipulated that the media is to...

Jason Linkins

ABC Reporter Hassled By BP: Days After Thad Allen Directed Open Access, Media Clampdown Continues | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

While reporters in the Gulf of Mexico may want to do more to protect themselves from the risks involved in touching and swimming around in the oil, the larger battle they are fighting as they cover the oil spill crisis is one of access.

The Winds of Change

Ted Danson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ted Danson

While images of oiled wildlife and beaches hit us in the gut there's another reason why it's time to stop drilling for oil in our oceans. It might not have a face or feathers, but it's just as important.

Jason Linkins

BP Media Clampdown: No Photos Of Dead Animals, Please | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

When we last left reporter Mac McClelland, she was in the Gulf Coast region, caught up in the surreal tangle of media roadblocks that were being erected by British Petroleum to keep reporters at bay. How have things done since then?

Jason Linkins

BP Better At Stemming Journalists Than Oil Wells | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If at some point in the future, an undersea fissure opens up and releases a cloudy, underwater gush of journalism that threatens to toxify America's coastal wetlands, you know who I am going to call to solve the crisis? BP.