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Looking Back on Deepwater With Journalism as Usual


Looking Back on Deepwater With Journalism as Usual

Janine Jackson

April 20 marked the 6-year anniversary of the biggest oil spill in US history, the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, which new research says was even bigger than previously understood, at least in terms of the amount of coastline that was oiled. That’s noted in a piece on NationalGeographic.com (4/20/16), one of a very few outlets to note the occasion with reporting beyond a “This Day In History” squib.


9/11, the day that journalism died for good.


A failure to respect the rules says the judge.

A failure to enforce them as well. A failure to impose the stated penalties for breaking the laws (not allowing the penalties to qualify as a tax write off or be reduced upon appeal or capped liability etc).

A failure to enforce the rules and also the failure to impose the penalties for breaking them is pretty much why the rules weren't respected in the first place.