BP Orders the Banning and Arrest of Reporters

This is becoming more surreal by the minute!

When CBS tried to film a beach with heavy oil on the shore in South Pass, Louisiana, a boat of BP contractors, and two Coast Guard officers, told them to turn around, or be arrested.

"This is BP's rules, it's not ours," someone aboard the boat said. Coast Guard officials told CBS that they're looking into it.

As the Coast Guard is a branch of the Armed Forces, it brings into question how closely the government and BP are working together to keep details of the disaster in the dark.

BP's rules? No, no. BP doesn't get to make any rules any more. They should lose all "rule making" powers. Especially when it comes to beaches they do not own!