Like say when something needs to be overlooked for a period of time.
"Critics blast BP for not releasing video showing the extent of the Gulf Coast oil spill. CNN's Ed Lavandera reports."
Remember the narrative, an X-wars narrative.
Human Error + Mother Nature = Disaster of Biblical Proportions
Human Error + Mother Nature + Conspiracy to Hide the Truth = Disaster of Biblical Proportions
And here we are. Remember, either way we get the Disaster of Biblical Proportions. But the conspiracy to hide the truth helps to affix blame. It also allowed the problem to fester long enough to assure biblical proportions.
CNN is now complaining that BP is controlling ALL video of the spill underwater. And BP won't release it, except for this one little piece. Message control.
But does that really make sense?
So BP controls *all* the video from *all* the robots? How convenient is that? Does BP own the Gulf of Mexico, too? Does the US government not have any pull in this situation, to demand BP release videos or failing that to go and get our own damn video? Don't the American taxpayers have a robot in our budget capable of going down there and taking video. Didn't we put one on Mars?
What if that's a crime scene down there? What are those BP robots doing? What about evidence? I guess we'll never know. How convenient is THAT?
Maybe this is the trouble with allowing 60% of people in the war room to be from BP, and the rest to be from other private companies and US government agencies? No one appears to be able to protect the public interest.
And how could the corporate media allow BP to control the message? At the very least the corporate media could have been COMPLAINING. Again, what about protecting the public interest? I guess that's not the corporate media's job either.
So you see, this finger pointing at BP, deserving as BP is, does not quite cut it, because BP can't get away with message control unless the US government and the corporate media let them.
Recap: Now that the oil has been gushing out for THREE WEEKS, now we're finding out that we have a problem of TRANSPARENCY. The narrative is moving to reveal the conspiracy to withhold information. BP will be blamed.
Regrettably, so much damage has already been done. We have only seen the tip of the iceberg.
Up to now, the oil spill in the Gulf -- with the exception of photos of discolored water -- has been mostly abstract. With the disaster finally making itself seen, however, expect the visual media to assume a much larger role now, with a corresponding gut punch to the American public and the political powers that be. (Huffington Post)
Good job Brownie.