Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I am NOT making this up ...

According to this post by the Wall Street Journal reporter and blogger Benoit Faucon, "the April 20 spill on the Deepwater Horizon is being reinvented in Planet BP as a strike of luck."

According to Faucon, the article in BP Planet — a BP online, in-house magazine — reports “much of the region’s [nonfishing boat] businesses — particularly the hotels — have been prospering because so many people have come here from BP and other oil emergency response teams.”

Well, that's one way of looking at it, I guess. So what do you think? A gutsy and uncompromising piece of PR by BP's media office, or a level of spin that would put even a West Texas tornado to shame?


Rob said...

Gutsy and uncompromising? No. More like shockingly cavalier and despicably indifferent to the massive ecological and economical damage they've wrought!

Any SOB who'd try to put a positive spin on devastation of this magnitude should be strung up by his short hairs.

Jeff said...

Rob, I suspect you speak for A LOT of people in your assessment. The PR person in me i still shaking his head. Thanks for the input.