Thursday, April 28, 2011

Media Watch

The BP oil spill has been renamed the "Deepwater Horizon" oil spill, thus removing the association between BP and the oil spill.  The media is now referring to it as the Deepwater Horizon spill, which I think is kind of smarmy. 

Mr. Sokol was Berkshire Hathaway's #2 man but has now been accused of illicitly gaining $3M by duping Warren Buffet;  the two issues here are 1) why did he feel compelled to try to gain 3M when he already had tens of millions and an amazing job and 2) his lawyer, who called Sokol "a man of uncommon rectitude and probity" has previously defended the would-be assassin of Ronald Reagan;  not exactly a great character reference for one's lawyer if the lawyer previously defended RR's attempted assassin. 

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