Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Good Side of Unconscionable Destruction

Thanks CNN, heckva job:

Under the headline “When the Search for ‘Balance’ Goes Too Far,” Washington Monthly’s Steve Benen notes:

Gawker ran a copy of an email sent by CNN's Gary Hewing yesterday, looking for ideas about covering the "good side" of the BP oil spill disaster. In fact, the summary line of the CNN message specifically said, "The Good Side of the Oil Spill."

Summary: The Good Side of the Oil Spill

Name: Gary Hewing (CNN)

Category: Biotech and Healthcare

Media Outlet: CNN

Deadline: 04:00 PM EST - 2 June

Query: Looking for pitches: The Good Side of the Oil Spill - if there is any.

Stupidity beyond belief.


  1. Increasingly it seems like the "BIG PLAN" is to keep pretending like BP knows what its doing, until the World Cup Starts and becomes the main headline....

  2. eventually they will default to plan x and nuke the thing.

  3. the daily show already beat them to it. the upside is the earth is still filled with a lot of fucking oil.

  4. @rb Yeah, I've kind of come to terms with the fact that there is no plan... really depressing but neither bp or obama seems to even pretend that some of this stuff can work.

    @6.54 Still can't believe the national review wrote an article actually suggesting that option. Jesus.

    @anon oh man I missed that, thats brilliant.

  5. the link for the daily show bit: