Stars Offer Rewards and Risks to Charities – New York Times
New York TimesStars Offer Rewards and Risks to CharitiesNew York Times“I was the cleanup hitter today,” he said. …. Marc Beckman, chief executive of DMA United, a celebrity branding company, recalled a well-known figure in the fashion industry who agreed to have a meal with the high bidders at an auction for disaster …
BP's Misleading Oil Spill PR Campaign Is Now In Politico Magazine (Mediamatters)
A BP executive dismissed the environmental impacts of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill and the company's role in the disaster in an opinion article for _Politico Magazine_, while the company is attempting to overturn a court decision finding it "grossly negligent." But the effects of one of the worst environmental disasters in U.S. History are still being felt in the region today.
Four years after BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf, BP's senior vice president of communications and external affairs Geoff Morrell attempted to argue that previous "dire predictions" about the environmental effects of the spill had been overblown. In an October 21 _Politico Magazine _article, Morell wrote that a yet-to-be-completed environmental assessment — funded by BP — will show that "the Gulf environment is rebounding and that most of the environmental impact was of short duration and in a limited geographic area."
But Morrell's _Politico Magazine_ article was misleading. Wildlife in the region is still experiencing the consequences of the spill, according to a recent report from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). The NWF studied 14 species that have suffered effects from the spill, including the ongoing illness of bottlenose dolphins and …