Tag: BP

Dumped Jet Fuel

Reports of the BP Oil Spill impacting farms in west Tennessee has been debunked. When a Tennessee TV station aired a report last month on mysterious damage afflicting crops in an area of the mid-South, it set off a firestorm…

Damaging the Public Trust

As the enterprise of Journalism shuffles its feet to an uncertain future, and technology hurdles forward at an ever-increasing pace, the relationship between news gathering organizations and the readers who sustain their circulation becomes more and more strained. So when…

Afternoonisms

It hasn’t actually been that slow of a day, but we’ve been busy doing all sorts of stuff here and there and well, there’s a lot to cover. So, without further ado, here goes. — Congrats to the ole US…

Intimidation, Pure and Simple

Since the Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, media organizations have complained about how access has been tightly controlled by BP. But what if you were just in the area doing some filming, were then approached by a…

Manic Monday – Flag Day Edition

Flag Retirement My grandfather was a commander at the local American Legion, a Marine vet from WWII and a pretty groovy guy. Each year the American Legion Auxiliary, which my grandmother was active in, helped dispose of torn flags properly.…

Standing Up To A Bully

Some people like to bitch about things but just do that. When they see something inappropriate or are treated in a way that unkind/unfair, they will passively aggressively snarl about it but they don’t DO anything in changing the situation.…

Blogger’s Last Visit To BP

Christian Grantham is done but not for the reasons you might think. This morning I was getting gas for the lawn mower when I saw these signs on the BP gas pumps. They warned customers that “gas pump won’t stop…

What the Heck’s a Leroy Stick?

Trace wrote last week about the internet phenomena that is @BPGlobalPR. Today at HuffPo, he introduces himself to the world and reveals why he’s doing what he’s doing. It all begins with a vicious dog named Leroy from his childhood.…