ABC Reporter Hassled by BP Workers

By Andrew Gauthier 

ABC News

Reporting is often about access, but journalists along the Gulf Coast covering the BP oil spill have had some trouble getting it.

As BP faces more pressure from the government and from its own shareholders unhappy with the company’s falling stock price, it seems to be clamping down on who can talk to reporters.

Despite company statements that anyone on cleanup crews can share their views, ABC’s Matt Gutman reports that’s not necessarily the case. Today during a “World News” Conversation, he saw firsthand how a BP manager took pains to keep workers away from the press. More…

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