BP: “…And You? Shut Up.”

We were wondering why today’s New York Times has nothing about the oil spill – excepting this below-the-fold gem about how BP has already spent $1 billion in cleanup costs. Luckily, the Village Voice provides the reason: BP’s ever-so-wonderful CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT. Obtained by the incredible bloggers over at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Powering a Nation, this awesome document says that fishermen hired by the company that destroyed their livelihoods cannot talk to the press, or else forfeit their boats (you know, the only way they have to make a living). Charming, but heck — that’s business. Read the lowdown on this hoedown here.

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