Saturday, July 03, 2010

First Amendment Suspended for Deepwater Horizon Spill

Media access to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been restricted by unknown government agents since late May "in the name of protecting wildlife and habitat" David Carr of the New York Times wrote on June 7th. New Orleans Times-Picayune photographer Ted Jackson, told the AP, access "is slowly being strangled off." A few days later, Jackson said the situation had reversed, "I am not sure what happened exactly, but the restrictions seem to have just gone away," adding that, as of Tuesday, he could hire a plane and fly where he needed.

More severe restrictions have recently been issued by Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen according to CNNs Anderson Cooper in violation of the 1st Amendment that guarantees freedom of the press.

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The situation became so serious that even Al Gore protested the restrictions June 14 calling them "disturbing." Some have claimed the government issued restrictions are part of a BP scheme to scuttle news coverage of a bad situation. If so, then BP and the Obama administration must be acting in concert to not only restrict media access, but also to keep America and the world in the dark about any possible collusion.

And this happening as, We the People, once again celebrate the birth of this great nation.

The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.


Tom's Place said...

The Press is finally realizing that the Obozo administration is a bunch of bumbling idiots that haven't a clue of what they are doing, and they're doing their best to cover it up.

Indigo Red said...

Tom, Obama may prove to be one of our greatest presidents if his anti-American, anti-Liberty, anti-democratic personality shakes Americans -and the world - from its stupor and we finally recognize the gifts the Founders and Providence have given us.

Always On Watch said...

Aha! Even CNN is starting to show some concern.

Indigo Red said...

Of course, they are. But only when the Obama thugs started interferring with them. When the rights of others are being trounced, why should CNN care?

Reminds me of that poem from NAZI Germany that went something allong these lines - First they came for the _____, but I wasn't _____. Then they came for me, and no one was left to defend me.

Indigo Red said...

Very happy today! This video on this post is the most viewed video listed on Google Blogs for more than 12 hrs.