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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill / BP #969504

CNN Evening News for Friday, Jul 02, 2010
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(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced. {Note: Story aired on June 29.}

(New Orleans; Randi Kaye) How BP is using its own "reporters" to cover the Gulf of Mexico oil crisis examined; BP blog excerpts quoted. ["The Lafourche Gazette" Vicki CHAISSON†- says the BP reporters came looking for something positive; notes no one is trusting what BP says at this point.] ["Washington Post" media reporter Howard KURTZ†- calls it a propaganda campaign.] BP's response about its own stories quoted.

(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) Earlier discussion held with CNN's James Carville & Plaquemines Parish president Billy Nungesser about BP's use of its own reporters & the company's lack of transparency. [NUNGESSER - reacts to what BP has said about the oil operation via PR people.] [CARVILLE - says this is a catastrophe & BP is all about lawyers.]

Cooper, Anderson

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