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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

NEWSFLASH: First, the filming dead bodies is banned, now media is being kicked out of New Orleans

Oh my GOD! Earlier today, it was announced that the government is banning the media from showing pictures of the dead bodies in New Orleans (out of sight, out of mind) but now its being reported that the government is kicking all the media out of New Orleans altogether.

You see, without the images, the situation can be controlled (remember the prison abuse scandal in Iraq and how the military is fighting a court order to release all the prision photos).

Although the images are disturbing (including the photo featured in this post) they should be a reminder of what is really happening here and the cost of our government's failure to act.

If you control the media, you control the message and we should never allow this to happen.

Someone please get in contact with the ACLU! I'll post more on this developing story soon.

NOTE: WOW, this is getting crazy. Now someone knocked the Brigham's blog down (he's the source of the story). Here's is his post before his site was taken offline.
We are in Jefferson Parish, just outside of New Orleans. At the National Guard checkpoint, they are under orders to turn away all media. All of the reporters are turning they're TV trucks around. Things are so bad, Bush is now censoring all reporting from NOLA. The First Amendment sank with the city.

NOTE #2: Reporters and bloggers are being kicked out of parts of the AstroDome also. What the hell is going on with FEMA?