As oil from the massive BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico approached the US coastline, a CBS News crew was threatened by the US Coast Guard with arrest if they attempted to film a beach in South Pass, Louisiana.
"When we tried to reach the beach ... a boat of BP contractors with two Coast Guard officers on board told us to turn around under threat of arrest," CBS's Kelly Cobiella reported on Tuesday.
"This is BP's rules, it's not ours," an officer can be seen calling from the other boat in the CBS video.
Hey Coastie, does your paycheck say 'BP' on it? Oh, that's right - you get a check from one of their wholly-owned subsidiaries.
I know the Coasties were just doing their job which they swore to do - protecting the United States of BP from domestic enemies like the First Amendment and trial lawyers.