July 2, 2010 Associated Press:
"Defense Secretary Robert Gates ordered military officials Friday to clear interviews and other contacts with the news media with the Pentagon after President Barack Obama fired the top general in Afghanistan for embarrassing comments in a magazine interview."
This is a natural reaction to what happened to General McChrystal. Many in the press are not all that friendly toward the military anyway. I do not believe that this would happen to General Patraeus. However, Secretary Gates is attempting to prevent any other problems of this type at other levels in our military.