Border Agent Harasses Journalist at U.S. CustomsAgain

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection official reportedly refused to allow a reporter through customs on Thursday unless he answered the repeated question You write propaganda, right? in the affirmative, at least the third such incident involving harassment of a journalist by a passport official this year. Ben Watson, a news editor at Defense One, was returning to the United States from a reporting assignment in Denmark when a USCBP official, after asking whether Watson was carrying any undeclared foods, inquired into his profession. When Watson responded that he worked in journalism, the official began repeatedly badgering him into admitting that he writes propaganda, told his colleagues after the incident. This behavior is totally normal now, I guess? In response …