A recent article on MSNBC.com reported that Transocean Ltd. has handed out safety bonuses to its' top executives. This same company, contracts with BP, and ran the oil rig that exploded causing the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
This tragedy killed 11 workers and caused the worst marine environmental crisis in the history of the United States.
I will critique the coverage of the article in a moment, but due to the content of the article I can't help but agree with what one reader commented on the article.
This news article must be a satire piece, right??
Unfortunately, this is a straightforward news articles put together by professional journalists. Overall, it's done well.
Here is how the article opens.