But why would CNN’s Kyra Phillips feel it necessary to go above and beyond to disclose her exclusive from the actual BP oil spill site?
Last night, in a larger discussion about BP’s lack of transparency, Phillips revealed to Anderson Cooper why she got the exclusive:
For full transparency, I was the first reporter there and I was able to broadcast live, because I go years back with Admiral Thad Allen. I mean, we’ve covered disasters together. He’s trusted me, I trust him, we’ve covered sensitive subjects and he facilitated this. Bottom line, Anderson. That’s why I was there. Bottom line.
She made a similar disclosure this morning. Could this be the reason? David Zurawik of the Baltimore Sun praised the reporting yesterday but also asked: “But what do you think about the access? Why now, why this reporter?”
I guess now everyone knows.
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