With Friends Like BP, Who Needs Serial Killers?
For weeks now, BP has been airing commercials featuring friendly employees looking into the camera oh so earnestly and talking about how they grew up in Louisiana and how their employer is going to restore the Gulf coast “until we make this right.”
“Why don’t they spend all that marketing money on fixing the damn gulf?” a friend of mine said during Saturday night’s Dallas Cowboys telecast after seeing the commercial air for the umpteenth time.
Better yet, why don’t they own up to something that happened just before the Gulf spill? Despite spending millions on TV commercials to repair its tarnished image, the oil giant was miserly earlier this year when it purposely released toxic fumes for 40 days into the air next to a Texas City neighborhood rather than shutting down a refinery to make repairs, according to this New York Times article.