...Amazin' how fast that notion springs to to the Lefty/mediabot mind when the non-native speaker didn't sneak in from that worker's paradise South Of The Border; the instant example being the shrill indignation over BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg's well-meant but inept assertion that "I hear comments sometimes that large oil companies are greedy companies or don’t care, but that is not the case with BP. We care about the small people."
Looky here, it stung, but the man is clearly struggling with synonym-laden English, which he speaks clearly enough but without idiom. The tenor and tone of the entire statement make his intentions clear. And you can hear the sound-bitten press slaver when he steps on his own drill, too.
Meanwhile, in Congress, they're calling for BP CEO Lamar McKay to resign -- or even eviscerate himself. What, right there on the beach, adding a bitta biohazard to the oil-globs? You keep it classy, Congress.
The oil spill is a big problem. The flood of BS from politicians and reporters may, in the long term, be an even bigger one.
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