posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 11:46 PM
Last Photos from the Gulf?
These may be some of the last images to come out of the Gulf of Mexico for a while as the ‘Unified Command’ has stated that anyone in the
“safety zone,” such as press could face a $40,000 fine and a felony conviction.
To say this will hurt the coverage of the BP Oil spill is an understatement. It’s already a well documented fact that BP’s people are making it
difficult for news operations to cover the cleanup. News crews from CBS and other organizations have been told by the Coast Guard, and BP that they
are not permitted to film the spill. Freelance Photographers like CS Muncy and videographers outside the major networks and papers simply cannot risk
the threat of a fine of this magnitude.
The photographs and video provided by CS Muncy of the Grand Isle beaches to The Mudflats yesterday were taken only moments before he was detained and
then asked to leave the area – no reason was given, other than it was a closed beach. Muncy is an oft-printed freelance photographer for
publications like the NY Times, Village Voice and the New York Daily News his trip to the Gulf is entirely self-funded.