Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Has the Guardian been added to the US Justice Department Watch List?

The Guardian was forced to offer an apology after it's TV Columnist, Charlie Booker wrote the following in Saturday's Guardian.

"On November 2, the entire civilised world will be praying, praying Bush loses. And Sod's law dictates he'll probably win, thereby disproving the existence of God once and for all. The world will endure four more years of idiocy, arrogance and unwarranted bloodshed, with no benevolent deity to watch over and save us. John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, John Hinckley Jr - where are you now that we need you?"

The hurried apology has less to do with the Guardian's contrition about the whole affair, and probably more to do with the editorial staff's fear of being barred from entering the US. After all, incitement to murder, especially in the current climate is taken rather seriously.