BP Employees Continue to Bar Media from Public Property
WDSU, the NBC affiliate in New Orleans (Channel 6) find that BP's highly publicized statement that it is not barring news media from witnessing the cleanup, or its failure, are in fact not true. Without any legal authority, BP "security" contractors aggressively seek to intimidate and drive away reporters trying to cover the spill and response on public beaches.
Text of BP COO Doug Suttle's June 8, 2010, letter claiming falsely that BP grants media access.
"On the Gulf Coast, Media Access Can Be Hard to Come By" (PBS)