Let’s All Pretend to Feel Sorry for BP

Aww. Poor BP. One day they’re riding high, making gabazillions of dollars selling oil to poor saps the nation over, and now all of a sudden they’re Satan incarnate, just because one of their oil wells burst and the ocean is now a black, bubbly wasteland.

But lest you think any inaction on their part is deliberate, you should know that BP is currently working on a brand-new plan that will ensure success.


BP… has purchased several phrases on search engines such as Google and Yahoo so that the first result that shows up directs information seekers to the company’s official website.

A simple Google search of “oil spill” turns up several thousand news results, but the first link, highlighted at the very top of the page, is from BP. “Learn more about how BP is helping,” the link’s tagline reads.

A spokesman for the company confirmed to ABC News that it had, in fact, bought these search terms to make information on the spill more accessible to the public.

So BP cares more about search engine results than this…

That’s BP: not understanding priorities since day one.