Oil Spill Video June 4, 2010:
We have the oil spill videos BP doesn’t want you to see – Images of animals coated with oil from the BP oil leak are beginning to appear, and they show the heartbreaking consequences of BP’s gushing leak in the Gulf. These pictures are coming out in spite of a concerted effort by British Petroleum to prevent such images from reaching the American public. You might call these the “forbidden oil spill videos.” Anderson Cooper released the following video of birds soaked in oil:
The Associated Press released another video of Gulf Coast birds soaked in oil, and it shows what words cannot convey. Watching it makes it clear why British Petroleum was doing everything in its power to keep the media away from the shoreline and the site of the oil spill. A videographer who works for BPOilNews.com was prevented from filming weeks ago by BP security personnel in Venice, Louisiana. Mother Jones has reported that it was barred from taking photographs of dead animals. But slowly, images of oil-soaked birds and dead animals are beginning to leak through the BP wall, and they show Americans what British Petroleum so badly doesn’t want us to see. The statistics on dead animals is already alarming: 444 dead birds, 222 dead sea turtles, and 24 mammals (including dolphins).
Here’s an Associated Press oil spill video of Gulf Coast birds soaked in oil.
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Breaking News: as this article was being posted, President Obama spoke live in Louisiana and said that everybody has a lot of concern about oil spill claims. President Obama said that British Petroleum has contracted for $50 million worth of TV advertising to manage their image during the course of this disaster. He said there are also reports that BP will be paying $10.5 billion in dividends to shareholders this quarter. He says he wants BP to be very clear that they’ve got moral and legal obligations on the Gulf. He said that he doesn’t want to hear that they are spending that kind of money on TV advertising and shareholders while they are “nickeling and diming” people on the Gulf. President Obama says that delays in paying oil spill claims may cause fishermen to lose their boats and liveliehoods. “They need to make sure that they are following through on these claims in an expeditious way. And we’re seeing some problems on a local level. We want to nip that in the bud right now,” said Obama.