As more oil washes into the wetlands and shorelines of Louisiana, BP's efforts to downplay the colossal oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico—from using toxic dispersants to sink the spillage, to withholding video footage of the leak, to vastly underestimating the volume of leakage—are already well-documented, but now reports are surfacing that they're attempting to censor the press. From Huffington Post:

A CBS news crew attempted to film a beach in South Pass, Louisiana, obscured by a thick coat of oil, and was barred from doing so by BP contractors and two coast guard officers aboard a boat who threatened to arrest the film crew. When asked why filming along the beach was not permitted they were told, "This is BP's rules, it's not ours."

Um, what. the. fuck? Confidential to Barack Obama: You're still tanking.

UPDATE: Here is the CBS video report:

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