While most of us will have a long weekend the BP spill is on all our minds and it does seem strange to watch a video of stuff coming out from the bottom of the Gulf but people are watching looking for something anything to change. A memorial for the 11 oil rig workers was held on Thursday; my condolences to every family who experienced a loss from this tragedy
The information BP has given out about the gusher has been slim, questionable and maybe as some have said outright lies; so, the President’s Press Conference helped some of us understand what has happened but isn’t reaching the viewer what with all the Media noise and meltdowns. The media has actively reported their distaste or made a decision to question the Presidents motives, behavior or response to the BP disaster without getting all the information first.
Republicans continue to use this awful event and mis-information for their own political fervor and the noise though loud; it’s clear that the initial information from BP was manipulated, false then turned into 39 days of adjusted comments and probably red herrings as one representative after the other gave out strange information or mis-spoke about how bad this is … or not … it’s a catastrophe and 39 days later they finally admit that … unreal
Though it was frustrating to hear the Media toss verbal stones at the President, some reporters stated this was his Katrina… and while most of us know and use our 1st amendment rights it just seemed like the rush to blame, point fingers and or act foolish by so-called journalists were far more than usual causing a lemming effect on all those around them. It was nice to know i wasn’t the only one offended by comments from cable hosts like Chris Matthews who use their cable platforms to speak out for as he put it “the American people” first, they aren’t speaking for me. In fact most stated how nice it was to have a President who was calm had some common sense not to mention poise and intellect.
Is it possible the melt-down or comments from James Carville came from a bitter Hillary supporter as suggested on cable who received a lot of PR making other talking heads jump on the bash the President wagon. Some reporters said…We need to see his passion, to see he cares, some went so far as to compare him to a Politician from Louisiana obviously sad about what is going on; that was stupid on so many levels.
I want the News and true Entertainment from TV and or Cable; Opinion News is amusing at best, offensive when the comments from talking heads are able to rally folks against any one person in Politics or Entertainment and it’s time to say wait a minute is this your job ? To think people from Cable actually think they merit, or have enough credit to make statements to purposefully change the outcome of a Poll, view or attitude about an Entertainer, the President or future elections just because he or she isn’t doing what these fools expect them to do seems un-American; definitely offensive… uh again, they don’t speak for me and if they are able to change peoples opinions by using their platforms then the public has either lost their minds and or the ability to think for themselves. I think we should all watch less Cable News and the people who own, work and manage Cable Stations need to reevaluate what their presence on a local or national level is because it just doesn’t seem right to hear TV Hosts say they know what the people want or that they feel they represent the people watching … they shouldn’t be and it’s not the truth …it’s opinion News and it appears like it’s getting out of control.
We all have to ask ourselves what is the job of Cable hosts like Chris Matthews, Ed Shultz, Andrea Mitchell David Gregory, Joe Scarborough, John King. The notion that their job is to shape, sway or use Newspapers and or Polls to prove that what some reporter feels is better than our own ability to decide for ourselves is tiring and while i get it; controversy is good bring on the Pat Buchanan’s, Mary Maitland’s and others because they need to bring in more people, raise the numbers, the quotas; but it’s tired old and maybe time to change the format.
Other News ..
**The President has extended for another year a moratorium on most logging and mining
Panel Probes Johnson & Johnson Children’s Medicine Recall
At a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing Thursday, pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson came under fire for the recent recall of children’s over-the-counter medicines manufactured by its McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit. The company has issued multiple recalls over the last two years, the most recent involving children’s liquid medications.
Witnesses at this event included Colleen Goggins (above), a top executive for Johnson & Johnson, and officials from the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA has indicated that the agency is considering seeking criminal penalties against McNeil.
Hearing on Johnson & Johnson
Oil Spill Investigation Hearings Enter Final Day in Louisiana
In a final day of hearings, a joint investigation panel of the U.S. Coast Guard and Minerals Management Service will hear testimony from additional survivors that were aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil rig during the April 20th explosion.In their testimony, workers have been describing the vessel’s condition, crew qualifications and the state of emergency preparedness, as well as the moment-by-moment sequence of events leading up to the explosion. The blast killed 11 workers and injured 17 others before triggering the massive oil spill that has blanketed parts of the Gulf of Mexico in what estimates indicate is the largest spill in U.S. history. Previous witnesses described an argument between drilling managers prior to the accident. Jimmy Harrell, the lead manager for Transocean, the rig’s owner, testified he was concerned by a BP manager’s decision to forgo certain tests before sealing the well. That BP manager declined to testify Thursday, invoking his Fifth Amendment protection against