BP and Officials Block Some Coverage of Gulf Oil Spill – NYTimes.com

Posted by Trish Riley, June 11, 2010

In addition to the disconcerting news below, journalists are also reporting that boats are not available for independent excursions into the Gulf oil spill area – boat owners are being paid thousands of dollars to remain tethered in port. Wondering why??? – TR

“A pilot wanted to take a photographer from The Times-Picayune of New Orleans to snap photographs of the oil slicks blackening the water. The response from a BP contractor who answered the phone late last month at the command center was swift and absolute: Permission denied.”

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