"Back in late July, after a summer of struggle, the underwater oil spill caused by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig was finally capped. And then, something wonderful and miraculous happened! The media started remarking that all of the millions of gallons of oil that poured into the Gulf of Mexico just disappeared! Raptured up into Oil Heaven, even!
Except: not. After absorbing the first spate of media gushing about the wonderful disappearance of all the oil, Mother Jones reporter Mac McClelland sent out a couple of text messages to contacts in the area, asking if they could find any oil, and the response she got back was, "Yes, the oil, it is everywhere."
But that's not stopped the administration from taking the line that the oil's disappearance is unalloyed good news, and that it's safe for the bon temps to roulez once more. Huffington Post's own Ben Craw has produced the essential mash-up video of White House Happy Talk, which gets downright hypnotic, in places:"
"Oil spill: In Gulf Breeze, Divers Going Under to Seek Submerged Oil," Kimberly Blair reports for the Pensacola News Journal.