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Post time 2010-7-11 23:18:04 |Display all floors
Government Bans Reporters in Gulf
  crisis management journalism U.S. government
Source: Raw Story, July 4, 2010

The U.S. Coast Guard put in place a new rule slapping journalists with felony
charges, a $40,000 fine and one to five years in prison for coming too close to
oil spill clean-up efforts without permission. Anderson Cooper of CNN says the
new rule makes it "very easy to hide incompetence or failure." The Coast Guard
rule prohibits vessels from coming within 20 meters (65 feet) of booming
operations, boom or oil spill response operations "under penalty of law." But
since oil spill cleanup operations are being conducted on most of the beaches,
the rule bans reporters from just about everywhere they need to be. The new rule
contradicts a statement made by Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen in June, when he promised that "Media will have uninhibited access anywhere we're doing
operations, except for two things -- if it's a security or safety problem."
Anderson Cooper, commenting on the new rule, said '"Those of us down here trying to accurately show what is happening -- we are not the enemy. I've not heard
about any journalist who's disrupted relief efforts; no journalist wants to be
seen as having slowed down the cleanup or made things worse. If a Coast Guard official asked me to move, I'd move. But to create a blanket rule that everyone
has to stay 65 feet away from boom and boats, that doesn't sound like
transparency."

source: prwatch (dot)org

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Post time 2010-7-11 23:21:40 |Display all floors
Wow, they have to stay 20 meters away......what a distance.....probably won`t be able to see anything anymore^^

Anyway, you can watch a live-broadcasting of the oil spill online......
Patria est ubicunque bene/Obsequium amicos, veritas odium parit

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Post time 2010-7-11 23:27:22 |Display all floors
T ibet  still closed to foreign press despite "unprecedented" post ...

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Not just 20 meters distance from the object ...

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Post time 2010-7-12 06:42:24 |Display all floors

Censored

I once posted a satellite picture of the spill.It was disallowed.I don't watch the Telescreens,but I think the
Zionist controlled media has stopped reporting on the spill.Just as it has stopped talking about Mad Cow
Disease.

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Post time 2010-7-12 07:54:15 |Display all floors
Originally posted by petera at 2010-7-12 06:42
I think the Zionist controlled media has stopped reporting on the spill.Just as it has stopped talking about Mad Cow
Disease....


One farmer says to another farmer that he had to shoot one of his cows...

"Was it mad?" asks the other farmer.

The farmer replies "Well it wasn't very happy about it".

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Post time 2010-7-13 13:47:57 |Display all floors

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Post time 2010-7-13 16:46:46 |Display all floors

A major disaster awaits

The reason for the news blackout is that the rig blow-out has resulted in serious damage to the subterranian crust, which is now starting to form large cracks and bulges beneath the blown-out rig.

Capping it will be impossible, and the situation will only get worse, and worse... with no end in sight.

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