June 17, 2010

BP Insult: 'We Care' (VIDEO)

As Americans and many around the world feel growing outrage at BP for their disastrous mishandling of this oil spill, their representatives continue making it worse with one gaffe after another. Their latest attempt to tell the world "we care" has shown how little they think of us all quite literally.

Their representative Svanberg was widely criticized saying that President Obama "is frustrated because he cares about the small people. And we care about the small people. I hear comments sometimes that large oil companies are really companies that don't care, but that is not the case in BP, we care about the small people."

The small people. Not the worst offense by any means, but certainly clumsy word choices, from a company that has been clumsy (at best) in much more important ways throughout this disaster. British Petroleum is a major source of fuel that we are dependent on as our natural energy resources continue to deplete. We need to find a better way to live.

BP Insult: 'We Care' (VIDEO)

The Swedish-born Svanberg made his comments after a more than four hour meeting between BP executives and White House officials, including President Obama. Afterwards, both the president and Svanberg called the meeting "constructive." President Obama told reporters that he raised two issues in the part of the meeting in which he participated, BP's new escrow fund for those who have been economically harmed by the spill, and further efforts to cap the well. Svanberg apologized to the American people and announced the company wouldn't be paying dividends to stockholders for the remainder of 2010.

BP Insult: 'We Care' (VIDEO)

Posted at June 17, 2010 3:39 AM