BP has taken a stab at soothing angry Americans, airing a slick, multimillion-dollar national TV spot. President Barack Obama said the money spent on the ads should have gone to cleanup and compensating devastated fisherman and small business owners.
SHOOT: BP is sickening.
BP has been buying ads that pop up when people search for information about the oil spill on Google and Yahoo. The ads, which link to BP's own oil-response sites, typically appear above or to the right of other search results. BP says the idea is to help people on the Gulf find the right forms and people quickly and effectively.