Diary: First Amendment yields to good PR

It seems as if Miami International Airport employees are MIA in more ways than one.

It seems as if Miami International Airport employees are MIA in more ways than one.

It seems as if Miami International Airport employees are MIA in

more ways than one.



The director of the airport, stung by media reports about waste and

corruption, has ordered employees to stop talking to reporters without

permission.



Aviation director Gary Dellapa said the his intent wasn’t to scare

employees into silence - rather, he just wants to make sure ’the whole

story gets told.’ Memo to Dellapa: the best way to ensure that workers

will talk to the press is to tell them not to.



First Amendment watchdogs said this is standard procedure for government

types. ’What they really seem to be worried about is not getting the

right PR spin before the public,’ said one. Like we needed another

reason to hate airports.



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