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    BP Sponsors CNN News Coverage of Oil Spill on Candy Crowley Show

    If ever there was an Emmy award for shamelessly corporate sponsored television news Candy Crowley and CNN should be honored as their coverage of the crude oil contamination that started in the gulf has been sponsored by BP. BP the company that owns the oil and whose industry trailing record on the environment was matched only by its industry leading ad campaign promoting itself as green. Any real journalist covering this disaster would reject doing so while being paid for their work by BP. Maybe CNN is just trying their hand at comedy since they run a “Sea Bond Adhesive” commercial just before BP.

    CNN Palate Cleanser – Misleading Gulf Oil Spill Photo Montage

    CNN sort of prides itself on airing both sides of every issue even when only one side is real. Perhaps that habit made the oil presidency more palatable. Now they seem to feel that their viewers deserve to see both sides of the Polluted Gulf of Mexico story, so after discussing in broad, remote, terms, the effect of the pollution and airing a few photos of soiled birds they offer up the other side; a montage of pristine, un-oiled, wildlife to compensate for the reality they seem to feel they overemphasized.