A whole lot of people...all of whom should have known better...got all wee-weed up over a recent incident at a Texas City refinery. This is silly.
On both Right and Left ends of the blogosphere, people have been hyperventilating over the fact a photographer was stopped by BP security, local police, and DHS personnel. The apparent excuse for this nonsense is the juxtaposition of the terms "BP" and "press".
But, c'mon, people! This is a BP refinery. It has NOTHING to do with the Deepwater Horizon. I mean NOTHING.
And the people who corralled the photographer were doing their jobs. We like that. Since 9/11, we have been a little sensitive about folks paying unwonted attention to refineries. They are known to make remarkably attractive targets for terrorists, and they are kind of...I dunno...volatile.
The Obamic lid on the coverage of the Gulf non-response is a BIG issue. But, please, let us be real.
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