December 21, 2003

Tourists, yes. Journalists, no.

The harrowing tale of an Australian journalist's brave attempt -- despite the American government doing everything it could to prevent her -- to interview Olivia Newton-John. I know some people might think that the act of expressing that much interest in Olivia Newton-John's career merits being locked in a detention cell and not being fed anything but a stale roll for ten hours -- but I'm going to go out on a limb and say that's a little extreme.

Note that, had the reporter lied about the intent of her trip and claimed to be a tourist, she would have been cleared for entry into the country, no problem. Apparently freedom of the press is good enough for us, but not for those filthy Australians.

Posted by Francis at 11:06 PM