Obama`s Gulf Swim Was Fake
by Stephen Lendman
On August 15, AP reported that Obama gave his “personal assurances of (the) Gulf’s safety,” saying:
“Beaches all along the Gulf Coast are clean, they are safe, and they are open for business.”
The same day, Britain’s government owned BBC reported:
“Barack Obama has taken a swim in the Gulf of Mexico (to) reassure Americans that the waters are safe despite the recent oil spill.”
US corporate media reporters repeated the message, CNN’s senior White House correspondent Ed Henry among them, saying “Obama takes (the) plunge, swims in the Gulf (to show it’s safe and) open for business.”
In fact, area businesses continue to be severely impacted, and the entire region is dangerously unsafe.
As for Obama’s swim, on August 16, the London Independent reported that Obama and his daughter, Sasha, swam in a private Panama City Beach, FL beach off Alligator Point in St. Andrew Bay, not part of the Gulf.