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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-28-10 01:46 PM
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38. I don't get how trying to document the effects and extent of this disaster, which
Edited on Fri May-28-10 01:47 PM by Hissyspit
Previously has not been getting enough coverage, translates into following Lindsay Lohan or Paris Hilton around. Sure, you can criticize the type and quality of coverage, but QUALITY coverage can't occur in a free society if those in power - corporate or governmental - get to decide what gets covered based on whichever corrupted whim they want to base it on ... as the Founders understood.

"Abuse of power comes as no surprise." - Jenny Holzer
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  - Ah ! So its the Coast Guard now is it.  dipsydoodle   May-28-10 05:10 AM   #1 
  - Remind which country this is..........  backtomn   May-28-10 01:25 PM   #36 
  - Complain, complain, complain  orbitalman   May-28-10 07:38 AM   #2 
  - a photographer with the New Orleans Times-Picayune was prevented from flying over the ocean  scentopine   May-28-10 08:19 AM   #3 
  - Going to get much worse.  icee   May-28-10 08:30 AM   #4 
  - At least if * was still president, we'd all be on the same page...  hughee99   May-28-10 08:33 AM   #5 
  - The human mind is not logical  robbob   May-28-10 11:23 AM   #21 
  - Who declared martial law? ... eom  Kolesar   May-28-10 10:02 AM   #14 
  - well said. f'n amazing.  nashville_brook   May-28-10 02:21 PM   #40 
  - Yep. We are in dangerous times...  Iowa   May-28-10 03:05 PM   #42 
  - Really?  Hissyspit   May-28-10 11:24 AM   #22 
  - Go on complaining......please  backtomn   May-28-10 01:28 PM   #37 
     - I don't get how trying to document the effects and extent of this disaster, which  Hissyspit   May-28-10 01:46 PM   #38 
        - I agree wholeheartedly.......  backtomn   May-28-10 02:17 PM   #39 
        - Thank you Hissyspit.  chill_wind   May-28-10 10:31 PM   #53 
  - Wow... so freedom of the press is a bad thing now...  liberation   May-29-10 05:24 AM   #58 
  - The reason is damage control  Goldstein1984   May-28-10 08:46 AM   #6 
  - Yep. And that's what our society has allowed to become the norm.  gtar100   May-28-10 09:18 AM   #10 
  - I'm young, so please help me here  Juneboarder   May-28-10 10:44 AM   #17 
     - Yes, except we have mostly mucksuckers.  Goldstein1984   May-28-10 09:07 PM   #50 
  - Thanks for the dose of reality, as usual. Happy to hear about the Alaskans advising LA citizens. nt  laughingliberal   May-28-10 10:16 PM   #52 
  - So now we have the American military under the command of a foreign corporation.  Wizard777   May-28-10 09:08 AM   #7 
  - All they had to do was pay-off Admiral Allen  FLPanhandle   May-28-10 09:13 AM   #8 
     - oh, please spare us the hyperbole...eom  Kolesar   May-28-10 10:02 AM   #13 
        - Hello, that sounds more like truth than hyperbole  lark   May-28-10 12:08 PM   #26 
  - Let me spell it out for you:  Raster   May-28-10 09:15 AM   #9 
  - Thanks, Raster...  KansDem   May-28-10 10:57 AM   #19 
  - You are welcome, KansDem. None of the principal players in this environmental disaster want you or  Raster   May-28-10 11:25 AM   #23 
  - Right Raster. No oil no humvees, no tanks. 'National security' dictates that we leave BP alone  FailureToCommunicate   May-28-10 11:32 AM   #24 
  - +1  conscious evolution   May-28-10 01:01 PM   #33 
  - + 1000. Please consider making this an OP in GD. nt  riderinthestorm   May-29-10 09:24 PM   #62 
  - A cover-up may work for awhile, but this is too catastrophic to hide.  felinetta   May-28-10 09:56 AM   #11 
  - You may be right, but.....  backtomn   May-28-10 02:24 PM   #41 
  - Maybe a dash of conservatives harassing liberals?  laurel46   May-28-10 10:02 AM   #12 
  - they can't do that  barbtries   May-28-10 10:21 AM   #15 
  - This IS like Katrina in that we are not told about the death tolls  RedCloud   May-28-10 10:27 AM   #16 
  - combine this with the Patriot Act...  awoke_in_2003   May-28-10 10:53 AM   #18 
  - +1  Iowa   May-28-10 03:12 PM   #43 
  - I thought only Bush & Cheney pulled these stunts?!!  Imagevision   May-28-10 11:18 AM   #20 
  - Wishful thinking!!  lark   May-28-10 12:21 PM   #28 
     - I am not sure that I agree.......  backtomn   May-28-10 01:21 PM   #35 
  - Why BP's sudden interest in protecting the wildlife sanctuaries by restricting pesky  FailureToCommunicate   May-28-10 11:40 AM   #25 
  - Why is it always Democrats have to be the the ones to shine the light on coverups??  Dappleganger   May-28-10 12:11 PM   #27 
  - Hey BP, found a new logo for ya!  truthisfreedom   May-28-10 12:23 PM   #29 
  - Eyes in the wrong place.  bl968   May-28-10 12:45 PM   #31 
  - Here's a link to the Newsweek story on this  SpankMe   May-28-10 12:26 PM   #30 
  - Thank you, SpankMe. From your excellent link:  Judi Lynn   May-28-10 03:14 PM   #44 
  - I'm a journalist, and this horrifies me.  Sheltiemama   May-28-10 07:01 PM   #48 
     - as a former journalist, i'm surprised some news organization hasn't  Blue_Tires   May-28-10 10:39 PM   #54 
        - They cry "Safety and Security"  SpankMe   May-28-10 11:37 PM   #55 
  - K&R... a tactic right out of the RW playbook... nt  gulfcoastliberal   May-28-10 12:52 PM   #32 
  - Kicking for exposure  conscious evolution   May-28-10 01:12 PM   #34 
  - Jesus H Christ! Has every American been neutered?  Vinnie From Indy   May-28-10 04:58 PM   #45 
  - Shouldn't real journalists be doing this?  lovelyrita   May-28-10 08:52 PM   #49 
  - People here keep asking, "Well, what do you want the President to do??"  customerserviceguy   May-28-10 05:01 PM   #46 
  - Halle-fucking-Lujia!  Raster   May-28-10 06:01 PM   #47 
  - That would be a good start but apparently, according to these same people  Lorien   May-28-10 11:47 PM   #56 
     - In the Gulf, at the leak site, that might be true  customerserviceguy   May-29-10 09:12 PM   #61 
  - I asked about embedding reporters earlier  noamnety   May-28-10 09:32 PM   #51 
  - Transparency? This is outrageous.  Waiting For Everyman   May-29-10 03:33 AM   #57 
  - kicking...  BeFree   May-29-10 09:04 AM   #59 
  - Corporations are the government!  IndianaGreen   May-29-10 09:45 AM   #60 

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