Last night, a person who identified him or herself as "Leroy Stick" took responsibility for the fake @BPGlobalPR Twitter account, whose satirical stabs at BP in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil leak have earned widespread media attention and more than 100,000 followers. While "Leroy Stick" is still a pseudonym -- the writer explains its meaning in a long, folksy anecdote about a stick for beating away a mean mutt named Leroy -- the essay provides a revealing, largely serious look at a surprisingly resonant humorous attempt to deal with a global crisis.Read More
Deepwater Horizon Oil Leak
To end the day on a somewhat downbeat note: In response to the mounting pressure surrounding their lack of transparency about the Deepwater Horizon oil leak, BP has released the first underwater video of oil and gas gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, 5,000 feet below the surface.
While we applaud BP for releasing the video, it highlights, in instantly graspable terms, just how bad it is down there:Read More