One calms down enough to realize the law officer is using the excuse of the sea turtles as a means to deflect inquiry - as in how deep is the oil? and what is the thickness of the oil layer? and over how large an area did unscrupulous contractors merely sand over it? Not that a layer of oil eight inches to a foot deep doesn't impede the sea turtles fight to dig themselves out of their nests, not that tilling the sand to hide all that oil didn't destroy untold thousands of sea turtle eggs, rending this particular beach a dead zone for the reptiles.
But "you can't film in a national park"? Pure excrement. Nonsense that every cub reporter knows is false unless this is a sensitive military base. Is this the case? Hell (to the) fuck (to the) no. Of course, limp-wristed corporately slavish media will not push to protect OUR first amendment, which reads as follows:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances
In the case of corporate poisoning and environmental rape and subsequent cover up, we the people have the right to investigate for ourselves what has taken place on public lands. Beaches in Florida are all in the public domain. These are facts. They are unconditional and non-negotiable.
Another example. This morning Thad Allen, disaster presider, went on CNN to congratulate the protracted outcome and deflect questions, whereupon he was rewarded with a cheery send-off from Kira Philips and John Roberts. The all is well bon voyage was more befitting a rock star or former prime minster. They did everything but ask him whether he's writing a book, which, very likely, he will.
Overall, CNN's shilling coverage has proven to be a disgraceful sham; a Machiavellian exercise in intellectual dishonesty, over and over, with regard to this issue. They leave it to Anderson Cooper to ask the tough questions in the evening, then mop up for big corporate in the morning with their Romper Room coverage that swallows any damn swill officialdom feeds them. When Cooper gets too close to the bone, they move him away from the issue entirely, leaving us with downplayed Sesame Street music.
This morning, CNN mentions UGA findings that express without a doubt, the oil from the Macondo well is on the bottom coating the sediment NEAR THE BLOW OUT. Thad let this question slide from his back like grease off a dead mullet's scales. Throwing doubt by saying essentially, this is an unknown.
(Earth to Thad) A 15 car pile up happens. There's still blood on the freeway days later. Do you state for the record "that could be someone else's blood, we don't know." What simpleton would believe this?
This is how much regard they have for the thinking public.
More to follow. Too sickened with disgust to continue this post.