Daily Archives: 07/21/2003

George Orwell Must Be Spinning In His Grave

Careful: The FB-eye may be watching

A freelance writer gets a visit from the FBI regarding his links to terrorism. Turns out he was denounced by somebody that noticed him reading an editorial in line at a coffee shop. In a perverse irony, the editorial was sharply critical of Fox News, the growing climate of fear and the Orwellian group-think that has gripped the nation since 9/11. The FBI came to his workplace and interrogated him about his activities and acquaintances, and requested information about the offending article.

I say it seems like a dark day when an American citizen regards reading as a threat, and downright pitch-black when the federal government agrees.

The original article can be found here.

Via Tom Tomorrow: