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BP Controlling Police?

http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2010/07/05/bp/

The same things would happen if they would have taken pictures of refineries run by Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, ConocoPhillips, Citgo, and anyothers you can name. The Local sherriff departments are paid to basically be a security force to keep people out of the way. They are not trying to cover anything up, they are trying to get this situation undercontrol. Stop the oil and get it cleaned up.

Good Conspiracy Theory Story though.

According to the story:

-Detained by police because “BP didn’t want him filming”

-Brought to station to allow BP employee to interrogate

-personal information (DOB, name, SS#, est.) turned over to BP

-Reports taking images of spill clean up (not refineries) also being targeted

“Reporters have been complaining for weeks about BP, the Department of Homeland Security and the Coast Guard working to keep reporters away from wrenching images of oil-covered birds and oil-soaked beaches.”

“Last week, Senator Bill Nelson, Democrat of Florida, tried to bring a small group of journalists with him on a trip he was taking through the gulf on a Coast Guard vessel. Mr. Nelsonâ??s office said the Coast Guard agreed to accommodate the reporters and camera operators. But at about 10 p.m. on the evening before the trip, someone from the Department of Homeland Securityâ??s legislative affairs office called the senatorâ??s office to tell them that no journalists would be allowed.”

It can’t be a safety issue if they are allowing the trip, but just no journalists. Are you going to claim it’s somehow a security issue to allow images of the damage/cleanup?

"In a separate incident last week, a reporter and photographer from The Daily News of New York were told by a BP contractor they could not access a public beach on Grand Isle, La., one of the areas most heavily affected by the oil spill. The contractor summoned a local sheriff, who then told the reporter, Matthew Lysiak, that news media had to fill out paperwork and then be escorted by a BP official to get access to the beach.

BP did not respond to requests for comment about the incident.

“For the police to tell me I needed to sign paperwork with BP to go to a public beach?” Mr. Lysiak said. “It’s just irrational.”

Government regulators and the police are both part of the state. BP sucks the dick of the state. BP is therefore is not subject to regulation NOR the scrutiny of the free market and the free press. Put all this together, and you get

CLUSTER FUCK!

YAYYYYY

This whole ordeal (the oil spill in general by BP) is fascism at its worst.

[quote]Dustin wrote:
This whole ordeal (the oil spill in general by BP) is fascism at its worst.[/quote]

Yeah for the socialists and their inept handling of this crisis . . . .

[quote]IrishSteel wrote:

[quote]Dustin wrote:
This whole ordeal (the oil spill in general by BP) is fascism at its worst.[/quote]

Yeah for the socialists and their inept handling of this crisis . . . .[/quote]

…and when BP Caps this sucker all the Socialists will make sure to spin that Obama is the one that stopped the flow of oil… Praise the Messiah.

I read this article yesterday morning. After reading this article and then DoubleDuce’s posted articles, I can’t believe anyone would even begin to cut BP slack in this matter.