Skip to comments.Palast, Pascarella Face Homeland Security Charges [Greg Palast facing criminal charges]
Posted on 09/08/2006 6:02:14 PM PDT by summer
Yes, the rumors true. 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 films 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.
Reached at an undisclosed location, Palast says, Lets not get over-excited. They havent measured us for our orange suits yet.
During questioning by Homeland Security, Palast asked, Hey, arent you supposed to be looking for Osama? Or for guys with exploding shoes? Were journalists. At Palasts request, Homeland Security confirmed that Louisiana is, indeed, still part of the USA but did not respond when asked if the First Amendment applies there.
Watch part one and part two of Palast/Pascarellas film. (In association with BigNoise Films) BigNoise Videographer Jaqui Soohen has not been charged.
I know the most hard core leftists I know call Palast "One of America's best investigative journalists". That ranks him right up there with Michael Moore in my book.
I don't know if he is employed as a journalist, or what, if any, jobs he's had in the past as a journalism. I know he likes to make big accusations against people, but his accusations never seem to go anywhere. I don't know if he's ever right, or if he's just someone who likes to be in the press.
journalism = journalist
"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."
This facility is probably key to oil and gas pipelines coming from the Gulf Coast tank farms and refineries to the rest of the country. It's strategic importance doesn't have anything to do with political contributions.
Yes, what you said went through my mind, too. And, I wonder if Palast even considered such a possibility.
If aggrivated stupidity were a crime, Palast would get the chair...
that RAT Palast is still at it.
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