September 07, 2006
by: jovial_cynic
One of my favorite journalists and bloggers is now facing Homeland Security Charges for some reporting he's done regarding Hurricane Katrina.

Greg Palast is facing a criminal complaint from the Department of Homeland Security stemming from his filming the Hurricane Katrina investigation for Link TV and Democracy Now. The film's producer, Matt Pascarella, is also facing the legal wrath of Big Brother. It appears the complaint is about filming a sensitive national security site owned by Exxon petroleum. It seems that photographing major Bush donors is now a federal offense.

Who's interests are our elected officials protecting, here? Our government is in the business of censoring reporters for the sake of protecting BIG OIL in the name of "national security."

Still think you're living in a free country?
np category: politics


Kristen said:
Scary. I wonder if there are details we don't know about?
September 08, 2006

jovial_cynic said:
I dunno - the whole thing drives me nuts. My guess is that by filming and reporting where the Exxon site is, it could potentially lure the bad guys into blowing it up, and since the oil infrastructure is vital to the United States' economy, there could be an issue. Even so, federal charges against Palast are hardly appropriate.
September 08, 2006

Kristen said:
Interesting. Well, keep us updated if something happens. BTW, I added you to my blogroll.
September 09, 2006

Kristen said:
I wasn't until I married a football fanatic. He still hasn't gotten me into video games though...I reserve the right to not like those FOREVER.
September 10, 2006

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