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Fox supports big oil

When the BP oil spill occurred back four years ago in 2010, Fox News was very quick to defend the company and big fat-cat oil companies in general which is a big policy of the Republican party in this country. But now the ruling is out, exposing the falsities of Fox’s defense: BP was to blame for the worst oil spill in U.S. history. The blast killed 11 workers and caused one of the worst environmental disasters of all-time. They accused environmentalists and the government for “forcing” the company to drill further from shore and touted conspiracy theories. The network berated the Obama administration for “villainiz[ing]” and “demonizing” the corporation and compared Congressional hearings on the disaster to “Soviet-style” trials and “Inca ritual slaughter“.

But a ruling came out by a federal judge which holds BP responsible for the disaster and they made profit from it. So Fox has nothing to say now because they knew they were wrong all along and won’t admit it whatsoever. The judge assigned 67 percent of the blame to BP, concluding that the corporation acted in “gross negligence” and “willful misconduct.”

Fox News has a history of aggrandizing corporations, often Big Oil, and often at the expense of people. Will the network continue to baselessly defend BP and other bad-acting corporations? Remember Sean Hannity?

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