Democracy Now! Features CMD's Work Spotlighting BP

Investigative journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez recently featured our investigations and analysis of BP's greenwashing and spin. The interview highlights our work responding to BP's involvement in California's environmental curriculum for primary and secondary students, a story broken by Rick Daysog and the Sacramento Bee.

The extensive interview, a transcript of which is available here, also highlights our continuing coverage of BP's use of toxic dispersants. It also helped spread the word about our objections to the judges siding with the oil industry against the proposed deep-sea drilling ban. The interview also discusses CMD's work exposing the millionaire fat cats behind the misleading attack ads against Senator Russ Feingold.

Interestingly, as I arrived at the local TV studio to discuss these important stories by satellite, I entered the building with two Rockettes, whom the local news show was featuring that morning as part of Chase bank's Christmas Rockettes' tour. While corporate media is busy flacking corporate-sponsored and celebrity events, or hyping controversies like the planned Koran burning event (which we felt obligated to oppose), independent investigative reporters like Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez are working hard to make sure Americans get real news they can use to better understand our world. We want to thank our supporters for making possible our work highlighting these important issues affecting our environment and our public policy. If you would like to help support our investigations and analysis, you can help here.

Lisa Graves

Lisa Graves is President of the Board of the Center for Media and Democracy and President of True North Research. She is a well-known researcher, writer, and public speaker. Her research and analysis have been cited by every major paper in the country and featured in critically acclaimed books and documentaries, including Ava Du Vernay’s award-winning film, “The 13th,” Bill Moyers’s “United States of ALEC,” and Showtime’s “Years of Living Dangerously.”



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