BP clean-up turning into BP cover-up?
In a bewildering development, the Obama administration has banned press from filming the BP oil spill.
Adm. Thad Allen, who is charged with enforcing this history-making ruling was caught in a lie here on tape. He states the rule (which can result in a $40,000 fine and a Class D felony charge!!) comes as a response to “local officials” who say journalists are getting in their way.
(Anderson) Cooper brings on two of the most prominent local officials heading up the local response to the Gulf oil spill, and both concur that Allen’s statement couldn’t be farther from the truth. Local officials WANT press becuase they feel it will help broadcast their increasingly desperate pleas for long-promised cleanup equipment: