Brit_Bloke saidOh quit whinging about BP.
This isn't happening to areas where you have a lot of family and friends, as well as vacationed at since you were born like I have.
You obviously just don't understand the scope of how much damage this has caused to the economy and ecosystems of the Gulf Coast region, and this will continue for years to come.
Now this I will respond to semi-sophisticatedly.
Maybe I don't understand the scale of the "devestation".
I do, however, understand the power of the media.
And media scares and witch hunts are all too common in this country.
And the response to this whole issue is verging upon hysteria. With (I assume) non-qualified laymen making assumptions as to what is and isn't possible in nature ("like hell it will fuckin evaporate, where's the remote control" etc).
I'll also be the first to admit that there's a mildly unpleasant vein of patriotism influencing my decision to defend BP. I know diddly squat about the whole thing, really.
But, possibly, just marginally less than those who have very strong opinions on the matter (= media induced hysteria).
BP slipped up, fuvcked up and got caught. If you think for one minute that their competitors aren't getting away with the same or potentially dirtier deeds, you're very, very much mistaken.