Instead of complaining on TV about TV, Obama should try changing the channel. He could hold more press conferences, and invite not only White House reporters, but also environmental experts for a deeper exchange on the crisis.
On the BP crisis, Obama needs to get away from the posturing politicians and get together with scientists. Making the solution the Administration's responsibility is risky, but no more dangerous than ongoing inaction -- just ask Jimmy Carter.
Since Ronald Reagan first opined that government was the problem rather than the solution, right-wing Republicans have blasted all forms of regulation. Now we see the consequences of years of regulatory neglect.