well, for the third time in two days I’ve seen/read posts about this “well-published romance author” who was raided by some shadowy organization and her computer confiscated because she was researching Cambodia and terrorists for her next work…
and still, I can’t find squat other than two or three blogs linking to each other and referencing each other with the promise that it *MUST* be true, ’cause the Patriot Act is having us all terrorized, doncha know.
I’ve Googled this topic for the past two days and can’t find anything which surprises me – because *IF* this did happen (and I have no reason to believe it did or did not, so don’t start bashing me right away) I can’t believe that all the networks, all the newspapers, all the major international news organizations have ignored it.
even if you go the conspiracy theory that the mysterious “they” managed to shut down the big US networks, what happened to the BBC? The CBC? Al-Jazeera? The French and German stations? Heck, don’t tell me that this wouldn’t play well in every Arab country overseas as an indication of how the USA has gone apeshoot crazy.
and yet, nothing.
now, I can’t say that this event didn’t happen. But at this point I’m wondering that maybe it’s another one of those infamous internet rumors that have dominated this ‘orrible campaign (on both sides) and just another reason why the USA has become the laughing stock of the civilized world – and not just ’cause of Bush. Both sides are acting so crazed and demented that it’s embarassing at this point to turn on the television set or surf the web.
I mean, at least in Canada we KNOW we’re being hornswoggled by our politicians and thank them on the way out…