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, the BP spill and the subsequent well-publicized clean-up 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.
Makes one wonder how many more unsubstantiated—and harmful—claims these interest groups make on important environmental issues before considering the evidence…
Connect-the-dots for yourself here: