Tonight, my dog Pluto and I watched the PBS ‘Frontline’Â investigation of BP,Â “The Spill.”
PBS has uncovered a real shocker:Â Â BP neglected safety!
Well, no shit, Sherlock!
Pluto rolled over on the rug and looked at me as if to say,Â Don’t we already knowÂ this?
Then PBS told us â€” get ready â€” that BP has neglectedÂ warnings about oilÂ safetyÂ for years!
That’s true.Â Â But so has PBS.Â Â TheÂ Petroleum Broadcast System has turned a blind eye to BP perfidy for decades.
If the broadcast had come six monthsÂ before the Gulf blow-out, after the 2005 BP RefineryÂ explosion in Texas, or after the 2006 Alaska pipeline disaster, or after the years ofÂ government fines that flashedÂ DANGER-DANGER, I would say, “Damn, thatÂ Frontline sure is courageous.”Â Â But six monthsÂ after the blow-out, PBS has shown us it only has the courage to shoot the wounded.
But hey, at least PBS is nowÂ on the case.
Or is it? Â …more