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Too much to think: Men died

Too much to think: Men died

I keep thinking about the families and friends of Blair Manuel and the other 10 men killed in April 20 explosion at Deepwater Horizon. They are learning that BP execs had determined what is the acceptable loss of life in its construction and safety decisions. They read articles on how the [...]

Three Little Pigs Roundup

Three Little Pigs Roundup

Three Little Pigs article is the most popular article on The Daily Beast. Fark.com (One of my favorite sites): Light-hearted "three little pigs"-themed internal BP memo argues that building blast resistant shelters for workers would cost more than their lives are worth to the company [...]

PR Spoof For BP

PR Spoof For BP

Earlier this week, a Twitter account surfaced that took the name of BP Global PR. CNN reported today that the oil giant is aware of the account, but was sure people would know it was not serious. I'm still undecided on which is funnier, the Twitter spoof or the company's real life PR ploys. Here [...]

Village Voice: “Outzen nailed it”

Village Voice: “Outzen nailed it”

The Three Little Pigs has gone viral. The Village Voice has picked it on their website: Outzen nailed it, and not just with an enviable scoop that should be read far and wide: One has to wonder is right, about so many things, on so many levels, with the role BP plays in everyone's lives, and [...]

Conservative blogs attack Three Little Pigs

Conservative blogs attack Three Little Pigs

Apparently exposing BP and its Three Little Pigs decision matrix makes me liberal. The Conservative blogs are taking up for the British multi-billion dollar, mega corporation. Both Political Lobotomy and Liberal Whoppers have posted about me: "The Daily Beast’s Rick Outzen is like a dog with a [...]

Yahoo picks up Three Little Pigs

Yahoo picks up Three Little Pigs

From Yahoo: "Just when you thought BP's image problem couldn't get any worse... The Daily Beast's Rick Outzen has uncovered an internal BP document illustrating how the company demonstrated the money-saving benefits of housing employees in trailers that could go up in flames during an explosion [...]

On Radio or Not with Nicole Sandler

On Radio or Not with Nicole Sandler

I will be a guest on Nicole Sandler's online radio show, RadioOrNot.com . Nicole Sandler was previously morning host at WINZ/Miami when it was progressive talk, then moved to Air America where she hosted a nightly show until its demise in January. When the network went under, she moved her show [...]

BP memo shakes nuts out of the tree

BP memo shakes nuts out of the tree

From an "adoring fan" - Josh Derrick: I am very disappointed that you and the Daily Beast would result to using such an obvious fake document against BP in your article. Anyone with any sense can see clearly that this is a fake. You can easily tell it's not real. It's not the same font that BP [...]

BP and The Three Little Pigs

BP and The Three Little Pigs

My latest article for The Daily Beast is on a document I obtained that shows BP, in a previous fatal disaster, increased worker risk to save money. Are there parallels with the Gulf explosion? Read Shocking BP Memo. Be sure to comment on the article - pro or con. The traffic will help push the [...]

Councilman Hall comments on handling of BP

Councilman Hall comments on handling of BP

Pensacola City Councilman Sam Hall sent this email that he had sent to a constituent about yesterday's Committee of the Whole presentation by BP spokesman Liz Castro that was cut short by the city council when it became obvious Castro could do little more that read from the presentation [...]

Papa Bear story catches attention

Papa Bear story catches attention

Our May 20 cover story, "Fighting for Papa Bear," has quietly gotten the attention of people around the country. It was considered too soft for The Daily Beast, but I was determined to tell the story my way. Over the weekend, I heard from filmmakers interested in creating a documentary based on [...]

Don’t feel sorry for Liz Castro

Don’t feel sorry for Liz Castro

The BP Barbie who claimed that she is the nationwide director of civic affairs for the oil giant that made $5.6 billion in the first quarter of this year. She is a "Stepford Wives" version of community relations--delivering prepared messages and reading from Powerpoint presentations. She is the [...]

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