Attorney General says media should know why "no-fly zone" enacted in Ferguson, MO

Attorney General Eric Holder says the media should have the right to access areas where news is being made.

Air traffic around Ferguson, Missouri was banned for 12 days following the shooting of teenager Michael Brown.

During that 12 day period, the FAA agreed to police requests, and kept news helicopters away from the violent streets of Ferguson.

“Transparency, I think, is always a good thing, and the American people need to understand what happened, for instance, or what is happening, what is happening in Ferguson, and anything that would artificially inhibit the ability of news gatherers to do what they do. I think it's something that needs to be avoided,” says Holder.

The FAA's recorded phone conversations show that officials struggles when wording the no-fly order to keep the media from entering Ferguson.

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