New 'Safety Zone' in the Gulf: Who's It Protecting?

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One of the latest developments in clean-up efforts in the Gulf is a controversial safety zone BP announced last week. The 65 square-foot area effectively blocks reporters and photographers from getting close enough to do their jobs well. Off-duty police officers hired by BP to run security details have also been criticized for harassing journalists trying to cover the story. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, although BP now says efforts to stop the spill may pay off in the next few weeks, what’s happening to the flow of information about the disaster? Also, a new DNA test leads to an arrest in the "grim sleeper" case, and the largest US-Russia spy swap since the Cold War. The game is on -- or is it? Guest host Sara Terry sits in for a vacationing Warren Olney.

Banner image: Support ships are seen near where efforts continue to recover oil and cap the Deepwater Horizon spill site on July 3, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images