Thoughts from a Yellow Dog Democrat living in Olympia, in the great BLUE state of Washington

I am a liberal because it is the political philosophy of freedom and equality. And I am a progressive because it is the political path to a better future. And I am a Democrat because it is the political party that believes in freedom, equality and progress. -- Digby

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

MSM Falls Down on Job Again -- There Were Oil Spills During Katrina

Republithugs keep saying that no oil was spilled during Katrina and Rita to justify expanding off shore drilling and the MSM lets them get away with it. I remember WAY back 3 years ago -- why do so many media talking heads and Republithugs suffer from amnesia?

Ask the folks in Mereaux, Port Sulphur, or Cox Bay if there was an oil spill -- oh, yeah. You can't because those folks can't go home because of the fouling of their homes, businesses, water, and soil with the spills.

The U.S. Minerals Management Service estimated that there were 124 separate spills for a total of 743,700 gallons. But why believe an agency charged with keeping track of such things? McCain and McConnell can just keep asserting lies like
"it’s safe enough these days that not even Hurricanes Katrina and Rita could cause significant spillage from the battered rigs off the coasts of New Orleans and Houston."

Maybe they need a picture:


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