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BP media spins

July 10, 2010

BP Liz Castro (yes, she is still around) yesterday told a group of realtors that BP’s current policy is to only pay claims to realtors on failed property sales blamed on the oil spill if the…

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Say it ain’t so, Bobby Jindal

July 4, 2010

We found out on Friday that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has vetoed a bill that would have required him to preserve and make public all documents his office handles regarding the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster.…

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Pensacola Beach is the Wild West

July 1, 2010

Who is in charge of the cleanup/cover up activities on Pensacola Beach? Heavy equipment is destroying the beach daily. I have a confirmed report from a county official that at least one sand dune has been…

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Email on BP in Bayou Chico

June 26, 2010

To the Pensacola City Council (which doesn’t meet again until July 19): I live in a townhouse on Mahogany Mill Pond, and I am very concerned about the Bayou Chico BP decontamination operation to be located…


Questions Suttles should have been asked

June 23, 2010

BP COO Doug Suttles flew into Pensacola yesterday. He visited Ft. Pickens to watch workers clean up a relatively light mess on the beach there. He went to the Santa Rosa Island Authority offices for a…


Buzz: Is Donovan lying about signatures?

June 19, 2010

He’s baaaaaaaaack. Former City Councilman Marty Donovan is trying yet another petition drive against the Community Maritime Park. This time he’s brought with Jack Nobles, Byron Kessler, Todd Synder, Dorothy Rowe, Jackie Johnston, Mark Greskovich, Malcolm…

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CBC NEWS – Power & Politics with Evan Solomon

June 7, 2010

I am on Canadian Broadcast Corp.’s version of the PBS NewsHour – Power & Politics with Evan Solomon. The segment was taped on Pensacola Beach this afternoon. It’s under Featured Videos on [at 1:29:00 mark]…

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BP hires uber Barbie

May 31, 2010

BP has found it has too many men speaking for it nationally and will now use its local BP Barbie approach nationwide. “BP Barbie” is my description for the various female community liaisons hired by the…

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Buzz: Crist moves TDC meeting

May 29, 2010

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist has moved the meeting with tourism officials from Northwest Florida from today to Sunday. It’s anticipated that he will announce his plan to split the $25M that Tony Hayward said on May…

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LA Times buys into BP outreach here

May 13, 2010

I’ve been highly critical of the British Petroleum local community outreach because the BP reps here have no knowledge, no technical expertise and no authority. Most have only worked for BP for a few days or…


The Mindshare approach

May 11, 2010

BP’s marketing and public relations firm, Mindshare, has a case study of its website that touts what the company does. Making BP’s media dollars work harder Mindshare helped BP to make the most of their media…