Says emergency cleanup crews are bolstering Gulf communities’ economy—no, really
BP must stand for Ballsy Propaganda.
The Wall Street Journal’s blog The Source reports that Planet BP, an internal publication of British Petroleum, has offered, well, let’s call it an interesting take on the effects of the undersea oil gusher on communities along the Gulf of Mexico:
[T]he April 20 spill on the Deepwater Horizon is being reinvented in Planet BP as a strike of luck.
“Much of the region’s [nonfishing boat] businesses — particularly the hotels — have been prospering because so many people have come here from BP and other oil emergency response teams,” another report says. Indeed, one tourist official in a local town makes it clear that “BP has always been a very great partner of ours here…We have always valued the business that BP sent us.”