Today we have yet another example of the news media promoting the idea that the Gulf disaster might not be all that bad after all, with Time's big piece, 'The BP Spill: Has the Damage Been Exaggerated?'
The story starts out by offering Rush Limbaugh as a voice of reason on the disaster against all the 'end-is-nigh eco-hype,' even while calling him an 'obnoxious anti-environmentalist.' That should give you a sense of where the story is heading. And then it goes there"
Kate Sheppard reports for Mother Jones July 29, 2010.
"Most Spilled Oil in Gulf of Mexico Unaccounted for in Government Data" (Washington Post)
"Mainstream Media Helps BP Pretend There's No Oil" (Mother Jones)
"Gulf Oil Spill: Where Has the Oil Gone?" (Christian Science Monitor)
"Gulf Focus Shifts, But Where Is All the Oil?" (AFP)
"BP Oil Spill: Clean-Up Crews Can't Find Crude in the Gulf" (ABC News)
"On the Surface, Gulf Oil Spill Is Vanishing Fast; Concerns Stay" (New York Times)