BP Photoshops Their Command Center Photo

Submitted by: madest 7 years ago in
http://www.americablog.com/2010/07/bp-photoshops-fake-photo-of-command.html

Title says it all--BP gets caught... again.
There are 38 comments:
Male 422
Oh dear. So maybe, just maybe, they botched together a quick photo because they didnt want to waste more money.
People read into things too much, it means nothing. They have already got that cap working, you want them to all stop working and pose for you?
For drats sake, its not even BP who did the drilling, its an american company, and BP are now cleaning up thier mistake.
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Male 263
Ah...good old MST3K- must watch all movies now.
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Male 406
@ElMustache: Couldn`t have said it better. Well done! On a side note, BP will get back every penny spent on this disaster via tax write-offs in the US and the UK. The monetary damage to the company is only a very minor set back in their bank accounts.
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Female 833
i can tell by the pixels.
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Male 2,402
Well I hope the walruses wised up and checked out of the Gulf!
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Male 1,625
BP cut every corner they could to keep the profit margins high before revenue from the well started coming in. Something went wrong, too many corners were cut and people have a right to be pissed. Im not saying BP should be bankrupted because thats one of the biggest loop holes for not paying the claims against them. The safety reports the handed in were copied and pasted versions of one of their alaskan pipelines. It mentioned protecting walruses for christs sake. Last time I checked, there are no walruses in the gulf. It`d be one thing if this had happened and they were honest about the whole thing, but at every chance theyve lied and misled the american people about whats going on. And the fact that youd have others standing up for this is sheer insanity. Im looking at you GOP. They get so much in contributions its sickening. So when you hear them yelling in favor of BP, Follow the money, Republican or democrat, its the easiest way to see whose interests are being looked after.
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Male 2,402
I don`t want BP to go bankrupt. We need them to clean up their mess and pay everybody!
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Male 17,511
To all the people wishing BP goes bankrupt, Go blow it it out your kazoo. A lot of people depend on BP providing part (or all) of their pensions, So don`t be so hateful. Accidents happen, It wasn`t intentionally done. Heck it wasn`t even caused by a drunk skipper like the Exxon Valdez, So back off and allow them to fix the mess and compensate those affected before rendering judgment.
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Female 1,593
I could`ve done better in MS Paint.
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Male 1,297
boy do i love my bicycle thx lion
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Male 527
Lion, I fail to see the purpose of one company lying about the amount of oil left in the world. The market would tend to correct for that. By claiming there`s more oil than there is, they bleed themselves dry much more quickly than if they were to correctly price oil based on how much there actually is. On the other hand, if they claim there`s less oil, then there is the prisoner`s dilemma: the companies will collude until one becomes greedier than the rest and start cutting prices to take over market share. And if BP was a monopoly as opposed to an oligopoly, they would price oil high enough that people would still pay for it, but still make tons of money (that`s how DeBoers and Microsoft work).
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Male 1,287
Sorry, but if there`s money to be made in the energy sector, even if it`s clean renewable energy, O&G will be there. They`ll transition; they always have. The notion of putting "all the bastard oil companies out in the damn street" is laughable.
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Male 8,300
Why shouldn`t BP fake a few photo`s? They`ve been lying about how much oil is left in the world for 20 years now, just ask Davy sometime... and get your bicycle out and dust it off, cause we`re all gonna be riding them a lot sooner than you probably think.
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Male 7,378
Me too screwloose, In fact after the company is bled financially and in American receivership, I hope that the former management team of what will now be known as AP (for American Petroleum) all die of some horrific incurable fatal disease, perhaps Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Yeah that would be good. What they did to the planet they did for greed. There should only be scorn.
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Male 2,700
All other oill companies MAY be screwing up also....But there is one good thing that is going to come out of all this....HOPEFULLY other companies will now have laid out plans and equipment to stop a blowout like this much faster and with much more efficency. Maybe even develop one or 2 ships made for nothing but oil skimming so that we dont have to retrofit a ship on the fly.
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Male 2,229
screwzlooose, it`s not 20 its closer to 50 to 70 years. They`re still digging up at the Valdez spill. This gusher of a blow out is a high mix of methane and oil. This poo is going to be around for awhile.
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Female 1,199
lol @ The MST3k picture. XD
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Male 724
BP PHOTOSHOPS??? HOW DARE THEY!!!
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Male 384
@tedgp

well, he might not have said it straight up- but i will
BP was lying and got caught.

it`s not my opinion, its a damned fact.

oh, and i don`t seem to remember anyone saying that other oil companies are better.....

BP is just drating up NOW, so we`re calling them on it NOW.

and yeah, to be honest this i don`t care about, i just want them to compensate those people in the area who just had the next 20 years of their lives screwed up.

and then i want to find a way to provide cheap clean energy and put them and all the bastard oil companies out in the damn street.
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Male 25,416
paranoia or a keen eye! dumb either way!
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Male 3,285
madest. You try to say BP is a blatant liar? You may want to look closer to home and not pour blame on one company, simply because its the current cool thing to do.
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Male 7,378
BP changed the photo back after this blogger pointed out their photoshop to the media. You can defend BP`s actions but there might not be anything to defend if they were a marginally honest corporation. Washington Post article.
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Male 1,287
OMG BP`s not using every frame. That means they`re goofing off!!!11!one!

I`m upset with BP for real issues. This is not one of them. They were stupid to `shop the original, but they`re bleeding in the water and the sharks have them surrounded so BP`s panicking.
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Female 1,101
I think this is fake. I went to BP`s website and found the actual image and it looks nothing like the one shown here. Plus let`s be real BP has money, if they were going to shop something, it would look better than that.
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Male 6,693
BP is sorry and the sea is wrecked.
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Male 7,378
No. The point is BP lies and they arrogantly think they`ll get away with it.
But on the bright side Rep. Joe Barton has lost $150k of his personal oil investments. The largest loss in the house. Sorry Joe!
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Male 4,014
"I can`t wait till BP goes under."

I suspect it is more likely to result in a gradual rebranding of various divisions of the company without a major breakup.

Remember AIG? Now its AIU! link
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Male 886
It is small compared to say...hiring workers for one day because the PotUS is flying over...or say...having private security companies on public beaches...sure.

But, the scrutiny of everything BP does nowadays is just a result of their own deceitful actions.

Sure, this isnt a big deal...just another example of why they are run by a bunch of ignorant shortsighted douchebags.

And nah...calling this a BS story isn`t defending them, you`re right.
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Male 4,014
Telling the truth about a BS issue isn`t defending BP, just want to make that clear.
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Male 886
I can`t wait till BP goes under. Anyone defending them is completely ignorant to the facts of the leak and BP`s response.

They dangerously negligent in almost every facet of the clean up.

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Male 4,014



Thats the original. All that happened is a photographer copied video feeds onto the blank screens.

This is a STUPID issue.
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Male 17,511
Oooook, And the point here is what ? That it`s cheaper to photoshop an old picture than hire a photographer ?

I`m guessing people will accuse BP of faking the capping of the well now... Oh wait, They already have.

More conspiracy nuts to deal with, Ugh!
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Male 1,222
I love the Microsoft excel touch
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Female 1,652
LOLMYSTERYSCIENCETHEATER :P
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Male 4,014
why`d they even bother? Its not like if we saw a real command center we`d all be like "phew, THATS a relief."
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Male 91
@FeeFee
1. Maybe there is no such command center or
2. Photoshopping the picture could be cheaper than sending a photographer to that place....i dunno
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Female 583
But why? What`s the point?
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Male 7,378
Link: BP Photoshops Their Command Center Photo [Rate Link] - Title says it all--BP gets caught... again.
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