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May. 13th, 2004

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Sure glad that the U.S. government is protecting me from foreign journalists.

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From:h_postmortemus
Date:May 15th, 2004 04:03 am (UTC)
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Yeah, heard that on NPR yesterday morning. Really fucking stupid. Ignoring the issue of whether requiring a separate special visa for Journalists is a good idea or not... SHe had her passport! There was no issue of identity, merely lack of permission to enter the company.

THe proper thing to do would have been to get her a room at a nearby hotel and assign someone to her to keep her detained. Yeah, still dehumanizing, but in a comfy-chair kind of way.

And jesus christ people, doing this to a REPORTER?! What the fuck?! "Hey, I've just poured gasoline all over myself... Where's a cigarette?"

It's like ever facet of the Bush administration has the common-sense of a rabid wombat.
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