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Fox News’ Shep Smith Rails Against BP, Oil Rig Survivor on ’60 Minutes’

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Fox News’ Shepard Smith closed Friday evening’s “FOX Report” with a verbal assault on British Petroleum CEO Tony Hayward and Hayward’s recent comments made to English press, TVNewser reports.

Smith, who grew up in the Gulf Coast state of Mississippi, said, “If you think the people of the gulf region and the rest of America will take lying down without a fight a poorly handled aftermath of what your company has done to our gulf and our people, you are horribly mistaken.” TVNewser has the video.

Meanwhile, Mike Williams, a Transocean employee who survived the deadly blast on the Deepwater Horizon gave an interview to “60 Minutes,” which aired last night, in which he details a time-line leading up to and after the blast.

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Changes At The WSJ: Kevin Delaney Named Managing Editor, Online


The Wall Street Journal has named veteran reporter Kevin Delaney managing editor of The Journal Online. Delaney has been with the paper since 1992 and was most recently deputy managing editor at

The move is tied to a few other changes at The Journal this week. Deputy managing editor Nik Deogun left to join CNBC. Rebecca Blumenstein was then promoted to international editor-deputy managing editor, leaving the position of online managing editor open, which the paper quickly filled with Delaney. FishbowlNY has the memo announcing Blumenstein’s move. Also, as both memos mention “the troika,” we’ve asked Dow Jones PR exactly what that word means at the Journal.

UPDATE: A WSJ spokesperson tells PRNewser: The “troika” is what Robert Thomson, “dubbed the three deputy managing editors who coordinate all the news teams and coverage… It was first used in a memo last year when he announced the new structure, and it’s stayed with us. The troika is made up of a national editor (Matt Murray), international editor (was Nik Deogun, now Rebecca Blumenstein) and enterprise/page one editor (Mike Williams).

After the jump, the full memo to staffers from WSJ editor-in-chief Robert Thomson.

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