Originally Posted by Arduinna
revealing how? Care to elaborate?
Well, in the article in the first link I posted, Anderson Cooper is quoted saying, "Keeping prying eyes out of marshes, away from booms, off the beaches is now government policy. " He has been covering the story from the beginning, so I would think he could see first hand how access been changing. According to him, there is a now concerted effort on the part of PB and the White House to limit transparency.
This was another interesting view from Mac McClelland-
"Well its obviously a complete reversal from everything the Coast Guard has been telling us so far, right, that its total transparency, media can go wherever they want. That is already not true obviously, as everyone who is on the ground has been experiencing, but it is also strange that they’re saying that the reason they had to implement this rule is because local authorities are saying that they wanted it. And local authorities down here are denying that wildly"
One of the other journalists, Georgianne Nienaber says the restrictions imposed on the media reminds her of working in the Congo-
"I find myself before I plan to go back down to the Delta thinking how am I going to get access to places? How am I going to to hide my camera, how am I going to hide my film? What will I do if somebody demands I open my camera? And I never working in this country have had that feeling, and its really terrible feeling I’ll tell you that."