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Power Lez Hilary Rosen Is Helping BP Confuse the Public About Oil Devastation

Just who is BP looking toward to help spin its way out of the Gulf oil spill crisis? None other than former HRC and RIAA head Hilary Rosen, one-half the lesbian power couple with Randi Weingarten.

BP has spent some $625 million in the past six years lobbying D.C. to keep oil regulation lax. And it’s found room in its budget to send some cash into gay pockets, relays WSJ.

After the spill, the company brought on crisis communicator Hilary Rosen, former Democratic congressional staffer, former chief executive of the Recording Industry Association of America, and a current editor-at-large for HuffingtonPost.com. Ms. Rosen heads the Washington-based office of U.K. communications firm the Brunswick Group. Public records are not yet available on the new Brunswick contract. Ms. Rosen declined to be interviewed on the record.

It’s unclear what Rosen’s role with BP is, but undoubtedly it’s to use whatever pull she has in Washington (and that’s up for debate), working in tandem with BP’s lobbyists, to keep lawmakers from tightening off-shore drilling rules. That, and seed stories to the media that highlight any single positive thing BP is doing to control the spill.

Should we condemn one of our own for making a few bucks off BP’s disaster? Not necessarily. Someone’s got to do it, and Rosen is, despite your personal feelings about her, a talented flack. You can credit her in the coming months as the Washington Post and Sun-Sentinel begin singing a few praises of BP. But there’s something entirely off-putting about seeing anyone, gay or otherwise, profit from a disgusting disaster that increasingly appears to not only be BP’s fault, but something it could’ve prevented entirely if it ensured higher safety standards.

But we already know Rosen to be a woman willing to defend ineffective policies so long as she’s getting paid.

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12 Comments

  • christopher di spirito

    Why would we think one of our own wouldn’t succumb to money?

  • Jason_Activist

    She’s doing the same thing for BP that she does for HRC – misleading people.

    FOR MONEY, she’ll do anything.

  • jeffree

    Theres not much anyone can do to clean up the mess: the one in Louisiana and the P.R nightmare for BP. Remember all their full page print ads not long ago talking about how “green” they are ?
    Hilary is wading into an oil spill & a cesspool !

    @JasonW: Didn’t Hilary leave HRC? Don’t forget Gay Inc doesnt pay as well as global corporations.
    Now she’ll have two stains on her resume.

    If only she’d agree to represent, pro bono, our “Gandhi”, Dan Choi who as you remind us hourly is “starving to death” then she could redeem herself!

  • Kendall

    She is evil. I used to work with her.

  • jeffree

    @Garver: Youre right–I dont know how successful she has really been but she still keeps getting work.

    She sure loves icky situations & oily bosses…. Or is that oily situations & icky bosses ?!

  • Justin_Activist

    @jeffree: She still works for HRC. She lies for money. Dan Choi doesn’t need her, he needs food or repeal. Right now, he won’t take any food. We have until July 4th to save him.

    Hillary Rosen doesn’t care about Dan Choi or any other LGBT person – she cares about cash. If Dan Choi had money she would promote him. She has no principals or even morals. Just send in the cash.

    A whore is a whore.

    I demand for free. She, gets paid. I guess she is smarter than me.

  • Tom

    Shame! I thought she had integrity….this is vile if true. Rich, big wigs are trying to mislead the public to the vast destruction of that spill and the DEVESTATING environemental impacts it will have for so many years to come. It’s actually heart breaking and anyone who can’t recognize that or tries to manipulate that…I have pity for them.

  • Mike in Asheville, nee "in Brooklyn"

    Sleaziness isn’t limited to just wingnuts. Alas, the LGBT community has its own fair share of racists, bigots, xenophobes, hypocrites, thieves, spousal abusers, child molesters, finks, and on and on.

    A good example of many of those god-awful characteristics can be seen summed up in Mary Cheney, yikes, what another monster. And its not just the sisters, Manhunt’s gay owners are douchebags extraordinaire.

  • TheAwfulTruth

    Ms. Rosen, if by any chance you or your minions read this blog, and you happen to read this, sit back and ask yourself: when you are on your deathbed, will you go happy and proud with everything you did? You failed miserably within the gay rights movement, and now you are going to screw up again in terms of our environment. Is money all you care about? Have you no shame, dignity or a conscience? Why don’t you go down to Louisiana to see the devastation that is taking place and that continues? Swim in the waters and feel the oil stick to your body; see the birds dying in the marshes; talk to the people of Louisiana whose jobs are jeopardized because of this company. Is it that difficult for you to do the right thing?

  • Justin_Activist

    The c-word is appropriate for Rosen and I don’t mean “Cleanup.”

  • Emmy

    Hilary Rosen specializes in disaster, whether it be personally screwing her so-called family/friends over, or politically. She is quite honestly one of the most distructive women I have ever encountered.
    Maybe she will eventually sink to the bottom with BPs oil….ahhhh one can only hope.

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