Obama would rather meet with Hamas than Hayward.
In Obama’s world, the underwear bomber gets mirandized and access to a lawyer, BP is guilty before there is any information about what happened on the Deepwater Horizon.
It’s easier to malign the man and the company on camera than it is to meet with him and tell him what your thoughts are about the problem. Because if you meet with him, you have to have something coherent to say. And usually one on one conversations don’t permit use of a teleprompter.