Shutting Out The Media Is What A Police State Does (Continuous Update Mode)
It is not enough that the corporate mainstream media is owned and controlled by the 0.01% and dependent on their plutocratic comrades for advertising and other support (fyi: main reason Air America failed was organied corporate advertising boycott). When Wall Street Billionaire Bloomberg wants to use Police Power to shutdown the peaceful right to assemble in public space (OWS in Zuccotti) and to seize private property (e.g. tents) it is critical to keep the media out. Just as the U.S military learned after Vietnam, and as president Assad has been doing in Syria, the mainstream press must either be kept out, or emmbedded with minders.Bridges and public transit leading into the area were shut down, even though ostensibly it is all public space. Expanded cordron of police keep media from moving through public space, aka: the streets and sidewalks, to report on what is happening. Police keep CBS News chopper from taking off after refueling. When the police barricades are facing outward as well as inward, one asks who is protecting whom from what?