In America, they came first for the journalists, but I wasn't a reporter...
Fang-Face writes "Now here's a disturbing trend toward totalitarianism in the "Good" Ol' U.S. of A. Reporters without borders has
an article about the mistreatment of foreign journalists at L.A. International. It seems that in 2003, twelve journalists were detained at and then summarily deported from LAX. Why should this ring alarm bells? LAX is the only American airport where security officials are engaging in this behaviour, as the total number of journalists detained and then deported by American "Homeland Security" forces was thirteen for 2003. And those officials seem to be doing it on a hit or miss basis. Some journalists entering the U.S. were seen to be allowed through immigration without any problems. The procedures your bully boys used also seem to be highly questionable.
For those of you who think RSF is too left-wing to be a credible source, there is an Associated Press report at First Amendment Center which is much more U.S. friendly. For those who think rationally, feel free to compare the two. And while you're at it, you might ask yourself how long it's going to be before they start coming for the librarians. . . ."