U.S. BARS ROBERT FISK FROM ENTERING COUNTRY




 
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U.S. BARS ROBERT FISK FROM ENTERING COUNTRY
 
September 23rd, 2005  
phoenix80
 
 

Topic: U.S. BARS ROBERT FISK FROM ENTERING COUNTRY


U.S. BARS ROBERT FISK FROM ENTERING COUNTRY
U.S. BARS ROBERT FISK FROM ENTERING COUNTRY ((GOOD MOVE))

freenewmexican.com ^ | 09/22/2005

U.S. immigration officials refused Tuesday to allow Robert Fisk, longtime Middle East correspondent for the London newspaper, The Independent, to board a plane from Toronto to Denver. Fisk was on his way to Santa Fe for a sold-out appearance in the Lannan Foundation’s readings-and-conversations series Wednesday night.

According to Christie Mazuera Davis, a Lannan program officer, Fisk was told that his papers were not in order.

Davis made last-minute arrangements Wednesday for Amy Goodman, host of Pacifica Radio’s daily news show, Democracy Now!, to interview Fisk via satellite from a television station in Toronto. He appeared on a large screen onstage at the Lensic Performing Arts Center.

The controversial British journalist, who is based in Beirut, filed many eyewitness reports on the U.S. invasion of Iraq and criticized Western reporters for “hotel journalism ,” a phrase he coined to describe correspondents who covered the war from heavily fortified hotel suites and offices.


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September 23rd, 2005  
ironhorseredleg
 
 
I'd say if their paperwork isn't in order, even US senators shouldn't be allowed into the country. Isn't that called border security?
September 24th, 2005  
Damien435
 
 
Never heard of the guy. I for some reason doubt there are ulterior motives at work here. Sounds like he was in a rush and probably made a mistake somewhere.
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U.S. BARS ROBERT FISK FROM ENTERING COUNTRY