The New Yorker Blasts British Petroleum
The cover is definitely blasting British Petroleum -- as all creatures of the planet should do.
However, you open the cover to the first 2-page spread of advertisement ... and what's there? A big ole honkin' Cadillac.
The folks at The New Yorker could have had the decency to put in a car ad for something that gets great mileage. This car (Cadillac CTS Sports Sedan) gets 18mpg.
And, of course, everyone who drives or heats their house is colluding a little bit with British Petroleum. Except -- and this is a big exception -- we would not have said "No no ... no no no ... we really don't need a safety device here ... a mile under water." We are a little more in touch with the fact that humans make BIG mistakes sometimes ... and maybe a mistake might happen with the oil well ... and the catastrophe would be awful. We would have thought that and opted for the safety device. Stumble It!