James Fox is a documentary film maker. On June 10, 2010, Fox was interviewed on Mel Fabregas’ Veritas radio show while Fox was in Florida, near Grand Isle. What Fox said is most disturbing: BP is running the show in the Gulf coast and has imposed a complete media blackout.
Here are the notes I took from what Fox said:
I (Fox) could only get to within 5-10 miles from Grand Isle, but was barred from going to Grand Isle. There’s a complete media blackout: no freedom of the press. The airspace over the Gulf is closed so reporters can’t fly over to see how bad it is. They won’t allow any photography. Clamp down. BP’s taken over, although government must have some involvement in it.
Saw people taking pictures with cameras being arrested, but don’t know who’s actually doing the arresting. Overwhelming underlying feeling of secrecy. This is a huge disaster, the extent of which is much bigger than what we’ve been told.
People there are afraid to talk; look down at their feet when I ask them questions. Everyone’s highly suspicious. I felt like I was being watched everywhere I went. Freaks me out. Feels like a town under siege, getting ready for martial law.
Haven’t been able to see the coast. Will keep trying to get to the coast by driving out there like an ignorant tourist. Hope I won’t be arrested.
They’re not even letting fishermen go out into the Gulf. I was told the media isn’t even reporting one-tenth of what’s out there. The spill is much bigger than what they want us to believe. Possibility of massive relocation if it (spill) gets to the Gulf stream.
Feels like the oil company is running the whole government. It’s all shut down. Every single hotel room is full. It took me driving 2 hours in the middle of the night to get a hotel room within a 60-70 miles radius. Didn’t see any media or satellite vans.
Place is bustling with activity. Lots of lights, helicopters, big trucks, bulldozers. It was really spooky. The feeling I get from talking to people is that this is a lot worse. Biomedical Inc. flew over an oil plume a week ago that’s 20 miles long and a mile wide.