Anderson Cooper reports that the government and BP are not allowing reporters or cameras within 65 feet of clean up and oil recovery efforts. It is a class D felony and a $40K fine to film, report etc. without the permission of the coast guard. Anderson Cooper nails it right when he says "we are not the enemy". I also want to point out, just prior to the 4th of July, that the first amendment says that Congress "shall make no law abridging the freedom of the press". I do not know where this executive order fits into everything, but this is a shame. One of the most important things is an inquisitive press, which we know barely exists anymore, but would come in handy if they did their job. Restricting them from even attempting to do that job, in an issue that does not affect opsec for military ops or national security, is horrendous.
Because I have to: if W had done this, he'd be a fascist, baby eating dictator and everyone would rightfully know of this asshole move. Obama does it and the Kos kids go back to playing on their Iphones. Tweet this mutherphuckers: the show is over. There was no change as Goldman, BP and the rest of the multinational corporations own our elected officials. The financial crisis was not a 2 week shake up. Ask your grandparents how long their depression lasted instead of just hoping to get some $$ when they die (if you can tear yourself away from your vanity online BS). When the 2nd leg of the Depression kicks up, the government doesn't extend your unemployment beyond 99 weeks, and your no-mortgage-paying-squatting-funemployment asses are kicked out of your parents' million dollar hyperinflated homes that have been in default for 3 years spending the ghost mortgage payments on vacations, plastic surgery and dining out, I will laugh a deep belly shaking guffaw at you. Take that Iphone4G (which you didnt need to upgrade after just buying the last version you Steve Jobs zombie consumer), turn the antenna to the side and shove it straight up your ass.