New draconian measures, involving police who answer to BP, Homeland Security, the US Coast Guard; journalists BEWARE, covering BP is very risky business in today’s USA!
From Glenn Greenwald’s article:
Journalists who come too close to oil spill clean-up efforts without permission could find themselves facing a $40,000 fine and even one to five years in prison under a new rule instituted by the Coast Guard late last week.
It’s a move that outraged observers have decried as an attack on First Amendment rights. And CNN’s Anderson Cooper describes the new rules as making it “very easy to hide incompetence or failure“. . . .
Read for yourself: