Monday, July 05, 2010
First Amendment suspended in the Gulf of Mexico as spill cover-up goes Orwellian
Yep, this sort of Conscientious behaviour is no longer allowed, if you want to see the wildlife, you had better keep your distance. If, however, you happen to accidently spot an oil covered bird, be sure to contact BP's Wildlife Response Service, for expertise and downright honest concern for any misshaps that might occur...
Monday, 05 July 2010 10:07 .As CNN is now reporting, the U.S. government has issued a new rule that would make it a felony crime for any journalist, reporter, blogger or photographer to approach any oil cleanup operation, equipment or vessel in the Gulf of Mexico. Anyone caught is subject to arrest, a $40,000 fine and prosecution for a federal felony crime.
CNN reporter Anderson Cooper says, "A new law passed today, and back by the force of law and the threat of fines and felony charges, ... will prevent reporters and photographers from getting anywhere close to booms and oil-soaked wildlife just about any place we need to be. By now you're probably familiar with cleanup crews stiff-arming the media, private security blocking cameras, ordinary workers clamming up, some not even saying who they're working for because they're afraid of losing their jobs."
If all this sounds familiar, it's because the U.S. government uses this same tactic during every war. The first casualty of war, as they say, is the truth. There are lots of war images the government doesn't want you to see (like military helicopter pilots shooting up Reuters photographers while screaming "Yee-Haw!" over the comm radios), and there are other images they do want you to see ("surgical strike" explosions from "smart" bombs, which makes it seem like the military is doing something useful). So war reporting is carefully monopolized by the government to deliver precisely the images they want you to see while censoring everything else.
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Murgatroid is also on the board of trustees for the Armand Bayou Nature Center, along with such notables as Shell Chemical, ChevronPhillips Chemical, Boeing, ExxonMobil Production, etc. if you get my drift...