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Bullock's Divorce Trumps Wildlife Disaster
Monday, June 28, 2010  8:46:00 PM

by Fallen Sword

A story about some guy playing 612 holes of golf in a day is far more important than news regarding the total ecosystem catastrophe caused by BP, even as government agengies hinder the recovery. That is CNN ...

Oil-polluted birds are now dying everywhere in coastal Louisiana waterways. This BP mismanagement disaster is now spreading into Mississippi. In cruises up and down the effected wetlands, you see death happening everywhere. What you do not see is anything more than a handful of rescuers. They desperately need assistance. One person scrubbing oil from the feathers of a dying creature, while hundreds and thousands of untreated birds are flopping and expiring all around, presents a crying need to a concerned public. Local rescue agencies cannot handle the sheer volume of this devestation. Shockingly, we are informed that government agencies are discouraging help offered by outside wildlife organizations, telling them to stay away because "local groups can better handle this issue." What we are truly seeing is corporate, political, and news media damage control, keeping the writers and cameras out of those destroyed areas. Less news is better. Money talks.

Dateline 28 June 2010. Tonight, CNN's Top-15 "Latest News" headlines read like this: Alex expected to become a hurricane; McChrystal to retire after article row; Attorney: Van der Sloot will fight to top; Kagan vows open mind if confirmed; New hurdles for Wall St. bill; Obama on deficits: 'Step up'; High court strikes down handgun ban; Death penalty eyed in quadruple slaying; Teacher sentenced for sex cases; Ticker: Blago wanted Oprah for Senate; Bike minutes a day, ward off pounds?; Man plays 612 holes of golf in a day; Bullock, James finalize divorce; Carell: Next 'Office' season my last; and finally, Gibson's ex says he punched her. All very interesting to some, I suppose, but there is not one story about oiled and dying wildlife or frustrated and undermanned rescue operations. When it comes to death and disaster in the southern Louisiana waterways, we are seeing a news blackout.

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