Wednesday, May 19, 2010

BP blocks journalists from filming on oil soaked beaches

CBS News crews were prevented from filming oil soaked beaches in South Pass, Louisiana yesterday.

As seen in the video below, U.S. Coast Guard officers were reduced to functioning in the capacity of corporate goons, preventing reporters and others from accessing coastal areas.

Are we going to stand by let the corporations legislate our comings and goings on public lands?


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7 comments:

ladyguru said...

Now that corporations are "people", the formerly free press must temper the public's right to know with considerations of protecting the "reputation" of these entities. The tragedy itself is compounded by the secrecy, for there are working and workable solutions that could be rallied at each of these localities that could preserve some of the resources that are now so profoundly imperiled! A spill in San Francisco was treated by crews who used clippings of human and animal hair, stuffed into netting, which was proven to be an excellent absorptive medium.

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding me? I am on your side but am still smart enough to know that they were keeping the reporters off the beach for their safety!! It's this kind of stuff that makes people against what we have to say!!

Vit said...

When a member of the U.S. Coast Guard says "This is BP's rules, not mine" something is wrong.

4dam said...

unbelievable... "BP's rules" ... so BP owns the gulf and the beaches do they? Bullshit.

4dam said...

Until people start _seeing_ the catastrophic damage taking place, people are just going to shrug and take it as they always do. We need the media to work for us, and if they won't do it, someone needs to.

Anonymous said...

so a foreign corporation can now order around american citizens and have the US military back them up?

bye bye, America.
hello, corporate-ocracy.

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