Friday, March 18, 2005

Evil Blogger Stopped At Border

Jeremy Wright is the co-founder of InsideBlogging, a consulting firm, and has run, a Web log about business and technology, for the last two years. But when he tried to explain this at the U.S. Homeland Security (DHS) checkpoint at Toronto's Pearson International Airport, he hit a wall. When asked what he did for a living, Wright responded "I'm a blog consultant." The gate droid then asked '"What's blogging?' It quickly became apparent that the droid might not have even known what a web site is, let alone a blog. Finally the droid stated "You can't make a living from blogging. Stop lying and tell me why you're really here." Wright was interrogated for three hours, strip-searched, and blocked from entering the U.S. As a result, he lost a six-week consulting gig in New York.

This fiasco was brought to you by the same airport that strip-searched a 92 year old grandmother last year. Your tax dollars, yada yada yada...


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