the rumor’s 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 film’s producer, Matt Pascarella, is also
facing the legal wrath of Big Brother.
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, “Let’s not get over-excited.
They haven’t measured us for our orange suits yet.”
During questioning by Homeland Security,
Palast asked, “Hey, aren’t you supposed to be looking for Osama?
Or for guys with exploding shoes? … We’re journalists.” At
Palast’s 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.
part one and
part two of Palast/Pascarella’s film.