Wednesday, February 28, 2007

No Access For You

TPM points to this report in the Army Times that the soldiers at Walter Reed have been told by the brass to stop talking to the press regarding conditions at the hospital, the status of their medical evaluation paper work, and one presumes, anything else of substance.

But it also appears that recovering soldiers at Walter Reed won't be encountering any media anyway. The AT report says that--

The Pentagon also clamped down on media coverage of any and all Defense Department medical facilities, to include suspending planned projects by CNN and the Discovery Channel, saying in an e-mail to spokespeople: “It will be in most cases not appropriate to engage the media while this review takes place,” referring to an investigation of the problems at Walter Reed.

So, a media that hasn't been able or willing in most cases to do its job holding the government accountable, is now being super-double secret probation stifled from investigating how the military and this administration treats its injured vets.


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