Transparency Abounding!

I’ve been noticing how scarce seem the pictures of damage to the coastal wildlife of the Gulf. Now I know why.

More at Hot Air; be sure to watch the second video.

I wonder how much different all of this would be had the federal government–who is responsible for the protection of these waters–had not talked big about “stepping on necks” awhile doing nothing; if it had accepted the help and expertise of numerous nations, rather than waving them off; if it had started introducing clean-up super tankers within 7 (or even 14) days after the initial explosion, instead of waiting almost 70 days, and letting the problems become almost insurmountable.

Criminal negligence. And apparently, the press is targeting the Coast Guard Admiral for a fall, and maybe he deserves to take one. But remember, he gets his own orders from somewhere.

This seems like criminal negligence and its cover-up, to me.

Kudos to Anderson Cooper for at least being a little consistent, here in his criticism of crisis management and government intrusion into the access of information.

More video here

These videos make for a very depressing Fourth of July, though. Way too much subtext.

Speaking of July 4th, btw, read read Rich Lowry.

Meanwhile, Ed Morrissey gives some information as to why the feds and the Dems are withholding access to the beaches from the press and the Republicans, respectively. That transparency thing, again.

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  • Bender

    But, but, but . . . this is totally the fault of not enough regulation of the oil industry. If there had been more regulation, instead of letting companies act lawlessly, it would be a paradise now, full of clean energy and rainbows.

    What’s that? It has been the government that has obstructed clean-up efforts at practically every turn, if not with its regulations, then its bureaucratic meddling and interference? That time and again it has been Obama’s government which has brought a screeching halt to the clean-up?

    Well, yes, but that is only because the government does not have enough power. It needs more regulations. And more energy taxes. And it needs . . . oh why don’t you just shut up, huh? I’ll bet you wouldn’t be complaining if Obama were white.

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  • EJHill

    Sixty-five feet! Why that’s a whole four and one-half feet farther than the distance between home plate and the pitcher’s mound!

    Go out to your nearest high school baseball field and take a look. Or think about it as 2/3 of the way between bases.

    At 65′ the normal ENG camera lens (18:1 or 20:1) can shoot a the lint in a gnat’s navel. Off hand that doesn’t seem THAT restrictive.

  • James the lesser

    “Criminal negligence,” or just “the Chicago way?” If your street doesn’t vote right, it doesn’t get its trash picked up.

  • sojourner

    …Yet another story that’s adrift in the mist of the ‘most transparent administration ever:’

    US Orders Blackout Over North Korea Torpedoing of Gulf of Mexico Oil Rig:
    EU Times