Talk:Robert Fisk

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Fisk was denied entry into the US because he didnt have a biometric passport -- he doesnt want to make a great deal out of it... you can confirm this info with Jeff Blankfort who contacted him directly (

This whole story has gone a bit over the top...

In view of the above have relocated this section from article page to talk page. Apart from which it doesn't really add much to the profile. --Bob Burton 18:34, 10 Jan 2006 (EST)

Fisk Denied Entry Into The USA from Canada

Lannan speaker delayed in Canada
U.S. immigration officials refused Tuesday to allow Robert Fisk, longtime Middle East correspondent for the London newspaper, The Independent, to board a plane from Toronto to Denver. Fisk was on his way to Santa Fe for a sold-out appearance in the Lannan Foundation’s readings-and-conversations series Wednesday night.
According to Christie Mazuera Davis, a Lannan program officer, Fisk was told that his papers were not in order.
Davis made last-minute arrangements Wednesday for Amy Goodman, host of Pacifica Radio’s daily news show, Democracy Now!, to interview Fisk via satellite from a television station in Toronto. He appeared on a large screen onstage at the Lensic Performing Arts Center.
The controversial British journalist, who is based in Beirut, filed many eyewitness reports on the U.S. invasion of Iraq and criticized Western reporters for “hotel journalism ,” a phrase he coined to describe correspondents who covered the war from heavily fortified hotel suites and offices.