Obama, BP, Oilmoney & the Press – UPDATED

So, the Gulf may have to deal with as much as <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/04/AR2010050404118_pf.html".40,000 barrels of oil seeping into it, every day, for a while.

And…the Obama government exempted BP from an impact review last year.

And…President Obama, who hates big oil, big coal, big energy, was on the receiving end of more money from BP than anyone else in politics.

And…the President’s party is fundraising off of the disaster.


Can you hear the screaming? Can you hear the righteous denunciation of the “big-oil president and his greedy donors!”

Can you hear the environmentalists weeping and gnashing their teeth shouting “where was he? Why was he yucking it up with Jay Leno while sea-life was imperiled?

Do you hear anyone sneering “you, sir, and your administration have failed in your duty,” or cries of “incompetence!” and “cronyism” and “arrogant disinterest” from the MSNBC mouths as you pass the channel?

Anyone organizing a telethon and announcing “Barack Obama hates beaches and killer whales,”?


Well, what has happened to my country? Where have all the righteous gone?

They have left their guardposts. They are on break. They are no longer sure about things; what used to be evil is now an acceptable norm, not worth noticing!

Who is looking out for the little guy, and the environment?

Who is going to charge the president to put the people over the powerful, the porpoises over the profligates, and to refuse the bribery of Big-Corporate-Big-Interest campaign money?

Who is going to look out for us, now that the self-appointed guardians who were so vigilant until January of 2009 have suddenly gone silent?

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes! What are we to do, now that the guardians are no longer guarding?

It seems that they may now paraphrase St. Paul, crying out, “all that I hate, I am become!”

UPDATE: Hmmmm….how very odd.

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  • http://ConvertJournal.com George @ Convert Journal

    You are right in that the mainstream media will not react to Obama as they did with Bush. Nor should they.

    They were biased and partisan in attacking Bush unfairly. Attacking Obama in the same way to serve fairness is not the answer. The answer is journalism, which few apparently care about any more. At one time the press was the “fourth estate”. No more – and we suffer a great loss and are seriously diminished by its absence.

  • DrD

    We elected the great post racial president, the man who was to unite the nation and stop the oceans from rising, who would pay the rent and put gasoline in our automobiles, etc. No one, but no one, is allowed to acknowledge that The Won(tm) has no clothes, that he is a naked liar and has been from the very first.

    To those who were paying attention, it was evident long before the election that he was grossly unqualified for the office, that he was a marxist, that he hated this country, and that he would do everything possible to destroy the US if elected. But he was a smooth talker, and gullible people heard his empty words and projected their own desires on that blank canvass. They elected an utter unknown, and consequently we are in dire trouble today. He has brought all his Chicago thug associates to DC for his administration, and we are seeing things never before even imagined.

    Everyone is afraid because we have seen on the one hand the ruthlessness of this administration and on the other hand the timidity of the American people to stand up to them. We must overcome our timidity soon or we are serfs forever.

  • Joe Odegaard

    I do believe the Obama campaign raised more money than ever for a presidential campaign; from that fact you many draw your own conclusions.

  • http://whiterosebrian.deviantart.com Brian

    Actually, I understand that environmentalists did indeed raise concerns about Obama’s approval of off-shore drilling.

  • http://jscafenette.com/ Manny

    All politicians are hypocrites, but Obama seems to take the cake. What a phony and you’re right the media would be crucifying GWB. Can I go a day without being outraged by either this administration or the main stream media? No, apparently not.

  • Ellen

    Hmm indeed. The flood devastation in Nashville and the surrounding area in Tennessee is unbelievable, and I don’t see the MSM yelling at Obama. Nor should they since this wasn’t the fault of the administration. But the double standard is hard to take. I’ve totally given up on the MSM – totally.

    [I have meant to write about Tennessee. It seems like -as when Kentucky was without power for over a month, due to ice storms- it's only when disaster strikes the wealthy coasts that the press cares enough to send reporters, or wonder what the president is doing about it all. -admin]

  • http://www.savkobabe.blogspot.com Gayle Miller

    My late father used to opine that (quoting H.L. Mencken) “A professional politician is a professionally dishonest man!” and I’ve seldom seen any reason to disagree with that assessment.

    These self-appointed arbiters of my social responsibilities are hypocritical pinheads for the most part, naifs willing to buy any anti-American claptrap being shoveled their way. They are so insulated, so coddled and so infantile that they WILL buy a pig in a poke, will in fact force their way to the head of the line to do so – all the while quoting Senator John Kerry (“Do you know who I am?”). I don’t respond well to sanctimony, nor do I accept the piling on of guilt that is their chosen method of persuasion. Hey, I’m immune to that stuff after 12 years of Catholic school. I am more than willing to accept responsibility for MY OWN transgressions but don’t tell me I have to accept responsibility for transgressions that (a) never happened or (b) are the responsibility of someone else. That’s just poppycock!

  • Doc

    The only good that could come out of this lousy media coverage is a further deterioration of the corporate media’s market share and profits. When the NY Times cuts heads, it’s a good thing. Free market competition will see to it that blog ad rates will rise, talk radio will thrive, and institutions like Newsweek will be offered to the highest bidder by the Washington Post and no one will bother bidding. Who wants to invest in a failed fraud?

  • P. Buchta

    In 1984 the national average miles per gallon was 20 miles per gallon. Jump up to 2010. The average miles per gallon in 2010 is 20.7 miles to the gallon. It is certainly not any one person that has oil money on their hands, but everyone. It is certain that the oil industry is to blame for our addictive dependency on oil. Much like the heroin addict, as long as we get the proper ‘fix’ nothing changes. It needs to take a mind blowing, full withdrawal to turn things around. Cold Turkey!!!! Gobble, gobble, gobble.