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2008-10-22 09:00:00

A San Francisco editor and publisher of an online publication that regularly criticizes the lawsuit against Chevron for oil contamination in the Ecuadorian rainforest also works for Chevron's public relations firm, Don Solem & Associates. Pat Murphy, editor and publisher of the San Francisco Sentinel, provides a steady stream of negative commentary and misleading facts in his online publication about the lawsuit, filed on behalf of 30,000 Ecuadorians who live in the area that Texaco...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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