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U.S. BARS ROBERT FISK FROM ENTERING COUNTRY
freenewmexican.com ^ | 09/22/2005

Posted on 09/23/2005 11:41:20 AM PDT by F14 Pilot

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at freenewmexican.com ...


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KEYWORDS: antibush; antiusa; bordersecurity; british; fisk; gotthewrongguy; idiot; journalist; keepout; leftists; liberalmedia; liberalpropaganda; propaganda; terrorists; traitor
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1 posted on 09/23/2005 11:41:24 AM PDT by F14 Pilot
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To: F14 Pilot

fisk gets fisked?


2 posted on 09/23/2005 11:42:30 AM PDT by flashbunny (Do you believe in the Constitution only until it keeps the government from doing what you want?)
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To: F14 Pilot

Is this really true? I hope so.


3 posted on 09/23/2005 11:42:40 AM PDT by twigs
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To: flashbunny

The State Dept should have barred the Iranian president, George Galloway and tons of other idiots from entering the country


4 posted on 09/23/2005 11:43:30 AM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: F14 Pilot
No question he deserved it. He must've done something to offend Americans so badly that it's his own fault for being denied entry.

I'm sure he'll see it that way as well.

5 posted on 09/23/2005 11:43:54 AM PDT by NittanyLion
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To: F14 Pilot

The Brits are good people, but they can keep their own trash.


6 posted on 09/23/2005 11:44:05 AM PDT by .cnI redruM ("They're thin and they were riding bicycles" - Ted Turner on NK malnutrition.)
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To: F14 Pilot

"Fisk, you the man!"

7 posted on 09/23/2005 11:45:15 AM PDT by My2Cents (The political battles of our day are battles over morality, between the haves and the have nots.)
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To: F14 Pilot
Heh, heh, heh...
I bet he thought it had all been forgotten.
8 posted on 09/23/2005 11:45:17 AM PDT by grobdriver (Let the embeds check the bodies!)
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To: F14 Pilot
This is total garbage.

Now if I get the urge to punch him in the head, I have no choice but to buy a plane ticket?

This puts fisking beyond the budget of poor and underprivileged Americans.

9 posted on 09/23/2005 11:45:20 AM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave troops and their Commander-in-Chief)
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To: F14 Pilot

The US should get rid of Rick Fisk.


10 posted on 09/23/2005 11:45:41 AM PDT by RGSpincich
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To: wideawake

???????????


11 posted on 09/23/2005 11:45:51 AM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: F14 Pilot

The controversial British journalist, who is based in Beirut, filed many eyewitness reports on the U.S. invasion of Iraq
12 posted on 09/23/2005 11:45:51 AM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: F14 Pilot
[ Davis made last-minute arrangements Wednesday for Amy Goodman, host of Pacifica Radio’s daily news show, Democracy Now! ]

Democracy Now is .... well, you know..

Democracy is the road to socialism. Karl Marx

Democracy is indispensable to socialism. The goal of socialism is communism. V.I. Lenin

The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.- Karl Marx

13 posted on 09/23/2005 11:46:35 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been ok'ed by me to included some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: wideawake
LOL!!

L

14 posted on 09/23/2005 11:46:40 AM PDT by Lurker (Reality cannot be changed by wishful thinking, good intentions, or legislation.)
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To: F14 Pilot
I love it!!!!
15 posted on 09/23/2005 11:46:41 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: F14 Pilot

The controversial British journalist, who is based in Beirut, filed many eyewitness reports on the U.S. invasion of Iraq
16 posted on 09/23/2005 11:47:03 AM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: F14 Pilot
According to Christie Mazuera Davis, a Lannan program officer, Fisk was told that his papers were not in order.

He was not barred from the country for his politics, he was delayed because of a paperwork problem.

He probably spelled his name wrong.

17 posted on 09/23/2005 11:48:13 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: nuconvert; AdmSmith; Valin; PhilDragoo; RaceBannon; MadIvan; fanfan; seamole; Cindy; sionnsar; ...

PING!


18 posted on 09/23/2005 11:48:32 AM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: F14 Pilot

INS finally doing their job. Hallujah!


19 posted on 09/23/2005 11:49:23 AM PDT by lilylangtree
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To: F14 Pilot
This certainly is worth a good chuckle. The leftist idiot has an I.Q. of a bag of hammers.

Nam Vet

20 posted on 09/23/2005 11:51:02 AM PDT by Nam Vet (Don't imagine you can change a dedicated liberal-unless he's in diapers.)
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To: dead
When a professor of African-American Studies has her car vandalized, I feel pretty safe in saying that it is self-inflicted just so that she can complain about how racist society is.

When Robert Fisk's papers are not in order, I say that he deliberately screwed up his paperwork, so that he can complain about government in the West being more oppressive than in the Middle East.

21 posted on 09/23/2005 11:51:08 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: lilylangtree

Like I said, they should have barred Galloway and Iranian president too!


22 posted on 09/23/2005 11:51:57 AM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: F14 Pilot


Is this true? I hope so.


23 posted on 09/23/2005 11:52:13 AM PDT by onyx ((Vicksburg, MS) North is a direction. South is a way of life.)
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To: F14 Pilot

Let the man in, detain him, and ship him to Gitmo.


24 posted on 09/23/2005 11:52:15 AM PDT by Kokojmudd (Outsource Federal Judiciary and US Senate to India, NOW!)
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To: Jeff Head; aculeus; general_re; Billthedrill
Let's stroll down memory lane with

Iraqi Army’s Defenses Seem Impenetrable

25 posted on 09/23/2005 11:54:41 AM PDT by dighton
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To: ClearCase_guy
When Robert Fisk's papers are not in order, I say that he deliberately screwed up his paperwork, so that he can complain about government in the West being more oppressive than in the Middle East.

I'm surprised he didn't abuse himself with a broom handle to up the outrage.

Then again, there's still time to embelish, and he probably hasn't had any kind of sex in a while.

I feel sorry for the broom handle.

26 posted on 09/23/2005 11:55:26 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: onyx

Yes it is!


27 posted on 09/23/2005 11:56:00 AM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: Nam Vet
The leftist idiot has an I.Q. of a bag of very stupid hammers.
28 posted on 09/23/2005 11:56:07 AM PDT by TheBigB (I will punch the next person who confuses "you're" and "your". Seriously. Don't test me.)
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To: F14 Pilot


Thank you! *smiling*


29 posted on 09/23/2005 11:56:45 AM PDT by onyx ((Vicksburg, MS) North is a direction. South is a way of life.)
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To: Jeff Head
You've got the wrong "controversial journalist." That's Peter Arnett. Fisk is the one who featured his bloody bandages on his head because he, as a Westerner, "deserved" the beating he got from some Afghani thugs.

Congressman Billybob

Latest column: "The Hart-Miller Future of New Orleans"

30 posted on 09/23/2005 12:01:43 PM PDT by Congressman Billybob (This Freeper was linked for the 2nd time by Rush Limbaugh today (9/13/05). Hoohah!)
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To: TheBigB
Geez, what have you guys got against hammers? :0)

Fisk is a cement head.

I wonder if anybody has hurt their fist.

31 posted on 09/23/2005 12:03:12 PM PDT by concrete is my business (prepare the sub grade, then select the mix design)
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To: Jeff Head

That is not fisk--fisk is the one usually shown with a shmata around his bloody head after Pakistanis beat him up. The guy in this shot is Peter Arnette--bad but not as bad as Fiske.


32 posted on 09/23/2005 12:04:21 PM PDT by the Real fifi
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To: F14 Pilot

Why couldn't they have done the same with George "Lord Haw Haw" Galloway?


33 posted on 09/23/2005 12:05:00 PM PDT by Alouette (Militant Neocon Pundit)
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To: F14 Pilot

34 posted on 09/23/2005 12:05:53 PM PDT by milestogo
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To: Tijeras_Slim; martin_fierro
Fisk was on his way to Santa Fe for a sold-out appearance in the Lannan Foundation’s readings-and-conversations series Wednesday night.


35 posted on 09/23/2005 12:05:56 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Constitution Day

sigh


36 posted on 09/23/2005 12:11:48 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Now that taglines are cool, I refuse to have one.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Now if we could extend the order to cover ex- presidents and congressmen/senators...


37 posted on 09/23/2005 12:17:03 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Nothing fills the void of a passing hurricane better than government)
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To: F14 Pilot

The sole source for this seems to be a press release from a group which is willing to sponsor a Fisk lecture in the first place - so treat with caution.

That said, if this is true then WTF? You let the idiots expose themselves, you don't make 'martyrs' of them; and given the general ineptness of Bush's domestic governance, I'm awfully afraid it may be true.


38 posted on 09/23/2005 12:17:10 PM PDT by Grut
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To: dighton
Anyone who doubts that the Iraqi Army is prepared to defend its capital should take the highway south of Baghdad.

How, I kept asking myself, could the Americans batter their way through these defenses?
How indeed?

This...

Produced this...


39 posted on 09/23/2005 12:19:45 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: the Real fifi

You are right...buit the same ilk.


40 posted on 09/23/2005 12:20:25 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: the Real fifi

You are right...but the same ilk.


41 posted on 09/23/2005 12:20:31 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: Jeff Head

esy..;)


42 posted on 09/23/2005 12:28:45 PM PDT by the Real fifi
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To: F14 Pilot

Stay home, Bin-Fisk!


43 posted on 09/23/2005 12:39:30 PM PDT by DTogo (U.S. out of the U.N. & U.N out of the U.S.)
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To: DTogo

I am not fasmiliar with Fisk, but Amy Goodman could only represent a 3rd rate company. She is not smart, nice, or honest, and well, looks ordinary.


44 posted on 09/23/2005 12:43:21 PM PDT by ClaireSolt (.)
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To: milestogo

That's one of Fiske's best pictures. Hope he gets to meet and greet some more of his friends in the "Arab Street" real soon, except they should finish the job this time.


45 posted on 09/23/2005 12:43:55 PM PDT by JewishRighter
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To: F14 Pilot

Heh heh heh.


46 posted on 09/23/2005 12:56:14 PM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: dighton

Fisk got into Bagdad the same way CNN did, by passing on Saddam's propaganda rather than reporting the news.


47 posted on 09/23/2005 1:08:43 PM PDT by TheDon (The Democratic Party is the party of TREASON!)
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To: F14 Pilot; Grampa Dave; Jeff Head; potlatch; ntnychik; Constitution Day; Congressman Billybob; ...

48 posted on 09/23/2005 1:15:44 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: F14 Pilot

HA ha...
49 posted on 09/23/2005 1:33:18 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: F14 Pilot
hehehe.."Hotel Journalism"...LOL!

I had to see if this was Scrappleface. :D

50 posted on 09/23/2005 1:48:46 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :^)
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