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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Wash. Post's Juliet Eilperin corrects the record re BP spill: Gulf shrimpers, NOT oil, causing death of so many Kemp’s ridley sea turtles

Sea Turtles in NOAA's Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

Dana Gattuso over at Amy Ridenour's National Center Blog, a conservative blog that's the official blog of the National Center for Public Policy Research, had a delicious bit of insight last Thursday into a powerful corrective piece by the Washington Post's Juliet Eilperin that while not actually on American journalism in the 21st Century, per se, says volumes about it by examining a recent huge story -last year's BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Going against the Mainstream Media grain re BP, Eilperin reports on environmental groups false claims and let's the facts speak for themselves. In this case, Shrimpers, not oil, causing hundreds of turtles’ deaths along Gulf of Mexico, scientists say.

To those paying close attention, t
he BP spill and the subsequent well-publicized clean-u
p has actually revealed the shockingly low level of honesty and forthrightness coming from many of the leading environmental groups that have been quoted as "experts " in the U.S. news media since last year. In many cases, it's fair to say that they're coasting on laurels earned by others many years ago.

I guess these interest groups know from past experience that despite the advent of so much wonderful technology to help journalists tell the story after letting facts speak for themselves -not the case here- they could still largely say whatever they wanted -that it's all BP's fault- with little concern that reporters would actually be
inclined to do their own research, check what was said with the actual facts, and then report back.

Gattuso closes by saying:
Makes one wonder how many more unsubstantiated—and harmful—claims these interest groups make on important environmental issues before considering the evidence…
It sure does.

Connect-the-dots for yourself here:

Washington Post Reports Oil Spill Not the Culprit in Turtle Deaths
by Dana Gattuso
May 27, 2011 at 7:52 AM

Washington Post
Shrimpers, not oil, causing hundreds of turtles’ deaths along Gulf of Mexico, scientists say
By Juliet Eilperin
May 25, 2011

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#HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy

Thumbs up! What a night we had! #HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with a very elated Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy at his Victory Party, held at Leo Anato's Atelier3/AT3 on Harrison Street & S. 19th Avenue, Hollywood. AT3's great environment and the amazing variety of food prepared by chef Kevin Dreifuss, former owner/chef of ENDS MEAT restaurant, was SUPERB! November 8, 2016

Esther Chuang, Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2015

Above, perhaps my most-favorite photo ever of Esther, which is saying something considering what seems like the THOUSANDS that I've actually seen of her, from all over the world. But despite the fact that you can't actually see it here, trust me, her amazing smile and inner and external beauty are there. This photo is an even more amazing achievement when you know the backstory of what it took for Esther to get to the top of the mountain, since it's NOT for the faint of heart. Next time you see her, ask her about that! Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on her birthday, July 10, 2015. That's the Christ The Redeemer statue way out in the horizon on the top of another mountain, to the left of her head. �� In case you forgot what the Christ the Redeemer statue looks like, up close, here's another Brazilian beauty to connect-the-dots for you: Gisele Bündchen, aka @Gisele.

Abençoado por Deus e bonito por natureza!✨ ������

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