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CBP officer made Ben Watson say he writes 'propaganda' before giving passport at Dulles Airport, journalist says - The W

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Many who heard the details of this story point out chilling implications, and I think you will see why when you read the details. This true story sparked alarm about rising hostility to journalists as the Trump administration continues to attack the media as “fake news.” “A customs agent withholding the passport of a journalist until he agrees to say he writes ‘propaganda’ is actionable misconduct, even in Trump’s America,” said Walter Shaub, an attorney who served as director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics until 2017, tweeted that the incident should go to the DHS inspector general for review. A growing list of journalists say they have been startled by government officials’ harassment in a country that prizes freedom of the press. The encounters are raising fears that hostile rhetoric led by Trump are damaging reporters’ ability to do their job unhindered."

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