Don't Worry, We've Still Got the Third Amendment


Howard Kurtz has done a decent column about the restrictions on reporters covering Katrina. An excerpt:

There have been other moments of tension. At a fire near the French Quarter, [Brian] Williams noted in a posting on NBC's Web site, a police officer from out of town "raised the muzzle of her weapon and aimed it at members of the media…obvious members of the media…armed only with notepads." He also noted that the National Guard is barring journalists from the city's convention center and Superdome, the very facilities that evacuees were barred from leaving last week.

"I saw many fingers on triggers," Williams said yesterday, producing such a sense of being in a foreign land that he repeatedly caught himself saying, "When I get back to the States."