Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Update on censorship of the Katrina clean-up: it's still happening

This is a follow up to this post I did a few days ago (comment on the attempt of the US Gov't to censor the NO body clean-up). It had seemed that the gov't had given up on trying to keep reporters from letting us know what's going on down there after a court issued a temporary restraining order. It seems that some of the people on the ground there don't care about the TRO too much.

Here's a SFGate gallery pic and article from yesterday - "As bodies recovered, reporters are told 'no photos, no stories'"

Here's a bit of the article:

Outside one house on Kentucky Street, a member of the Army 82nd Airborne Division summoned a reporter and photographer standing nearby and told them that if they took pictures or wrote a story about the body recovery process, he would take away their press credentials and kick them out of the state.

"No photos. No stories," said the man, wearing camouflage fatigues and a red beret.

On Saturday, after being challenged in court by CNN, the Bush administration agreed not to prevent the news media from following the effort to recover the bodies of Hurricane Katrina victims. But on Monday, in the Bywater district, that assurance wasn't being followed.
Via Boing Boing.


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