"It feels like BP is overdoing it. ... Every day you get up and see these full-page ads in every newspaper, and the TV ads. ... Their ad campaign polishing the corporate image is going off like clockwork. I wish they would do a better job of actually addressing the economic damage to my state and small business owners." — U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., following a Sept. 1 hearing in which BP told the House Energy and Commerce Committee it spent a total of $93 million — $5 million a week — on advertising from April through July and has given Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana $89.5 million in grants to promote tourism after the April 20 oil disaster.
"Humans are the most destructive, filthy, pollutive creatures around and are wrecking what's left of the planet with their false morals and breeding culture. For every human born, ACRES of wildlife forests must be turned into farmland in order to feed that new addition over the course of 60 to 100 YEARS. ... THIS IS AT THE EXPENSE OF THE FOREST CREATURES!!!! All human procreation and farming must cease!" — from a manifesto to the Discovery Channel written by James J. Lee, a radical environmentalist who was shot and killed Sept. 1 after arming himself with a gun and a bomb and taking three people hostage for four hours at Discovery Channel headquarters in Maryland, demanding the network change its programming to urge people not to have babies and to take better care of the planet.