Lying Media Bastards

December 18, 2005

Your Tax Dollars at Work


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The student who is the subject of this story is now saying that he made it all up, and was never visited by federal agents. Sounds like he didn’t even check out the book in question. Jerkass.

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Agents’ visit chills UMass Dartmouth senior

College student checks out copy of original Peking version of Mao Tse-Tung’s “Little Red Book” for a paper about Communism. Student is visited by Homeland Security agents who tell him that that book is on a “watch list.”

Watch list? This is how the government is trying to keep me safe, by seeing what books people check out? By seeing what books you and I check out? I work in a library. Am I the frontline in the war on terror? Scary fucking thought.

And is there a Maoist terror group that’s targetting the country that I’m not aware of?

But that story is just a pinprick compared to the sucking chestwound of this next article:

America Kidnapped Me
You might have heard of Khaled El-Masri. He’s a German citizen who was captured by Macedonian police, transferred to the CIA, sent to a secret prison in Afghanistan, held for five months with no evidence or trials, and then released, the German government told not to say anything about it. Well this article is written by El-Masri, a personal account of his story. It sounds like the only reason that he’s free and alive today is because of his 37-day hunger strike that almost killed him.

Posted by Jake on December 18, 2005 6:18 pm

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