Friday, May 28, 2010

Media Sloppiness on Reporting Oil Disaster Response

Elizabeth Shogren seems to suggest Steven Chu is just a token of trust and that he hasn't been working on the oil leak for long. In fact, Obama asked him to help out BP officials May 10. Right now, Chu's working on contingency plans if top kill doesn't work. I track this stuff daily.
If anyone bothered to read any of the information that's here, here, here, here, and here, they would know that the Obama administration has been very responsive. But reporters have been yappity yapp yapping into absurdity.
Chuck Todd also said tonight that Obama said they are out of boom. Not sure if that is true, since I can't find anything else that backs that up. Obama didn't say that in his remarks today. Perhaps Obama mentioned it off camera.
Here is a timeline of the Obama administration's response to the disaster that begin April 20.