Because BP keeps posting them and because they are so much fun, we've done another installment of our signature BP Press Release Theatre. This one's from a "report" by BP "reporter" Tom Seslar called "Flying higher to get closer to the spill response."
Seslar's point? First, that flying over the Deepwater Horizon is just perfect for "wonderment" and "meditation" -- his words. Second, that we've got to keep drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. "Even the most severe critics of the oil industry tend to accept that reality," he writes, proving that he seriously needs to get out more.
The silliness and affront of BP's propaganda made one of the disaster's hometown papers this week. The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that "spill-weary Gulf residents are unlikely to find much in the disaster that inspires them."
On a related note, @BP_America has posted a couple of signed tweets lately. Like this one:
Are to believe that's COO Doug Suttles winking at us? And this is CEO Tony Hayward?
Anyone feel like winking back?