Their reporter at the BP hearings agrees with the substance of Barton's remarks, just not the way he said it:
Oh, and for the record, I agree in part with Rep. Barton that the establishment of the escrow fund over and above the claims process that is already in place, and run by an Obama administration hack sold as an "independent third party" is, if not illegal, than at least extra-legal, and another example of Democrats' selective disdain for the rule of law when it gets in the way of a government-run redistribution scheme.
But, what a stupid way to say it, Rep. Barton! Apologizing to BP????? "A tragedy of the first proportion???" Yeeesh.