After about two months, our short attention span starts to wander from most big news stories. But the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is different. Even after all of this time, the images are as compelling as ever, even as more of the coverage begins to dwell on the political recriminations rather than the environmental story that’s obvious.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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