For the sake of clarity here, nobody likes to see any animal covered in oil and suffering a terrible death.
So I am including the photo Andrew Bolt used with his blog post. It's horrible. And with the current spill there will be effects on life and the environment.
The trouble is the effects of such things are always over hyped by the media and environmental groups. SBS news the other night carried a report from an excitable American reporter who clearly wanted the person he was interviewing about oil reaching some wetlands to say it was a disaster.
Her honest answer that we really don't know what the long term effects of such things will be was simply ignored by him. That's not what he wanted to hear and he was just as clearly determined not to let such inconvenient uncertainty get in the way of his narrative of looming ecological destruction.