In The BP Oil Disaster is a WAY BIGGER Problem Than You May Think published on May 6, 2010, Wayne Madsen suggested that the reason for giving the BP oil spill national security status was to prevent media access to information and images. The following CBS video further proves the accuracy of Mr. Madsen’s report.
Since when does a private corporation have the authority to control traffic in the open sea?
The fact that US Coast Guard members openly admitted that these were not government laws or policies, but “BP rules,” and that they would arrest reporters attempting to take pictures, shows just how in bed the government is with corporate interests.
There is a media blackout in the Gulf – and anywhere else where government and corporate interests feel it is necessary to control the (mis)information being disseminated to the American people and the world.