Pia not welcome in USA

Do you remember Pia Haraldsen when she interviewed James Oddo? In the middle of the interview Oddo became aware where this was going and made a complete fool of himself. Check out the video below.

She were supposed to cover the election but a few days ago she were denied visa to USA. When I first heard that TV2 in Norway were sending her to cover the election as their correspondant abroad I thought it was a joke. Apparently not, but her work kind of is a joke because it was the entertainment department of TV2 that were sending her over.

She is well known for her satire and James Oddo is only one of many victim of her play. USA apparently see this as a threat to the national security.

Pia graduated from Goldsmiths College i London and holds an international press card, this didn’t help much though.

You can follow her blog here. Its in Norwegian though but there is a funny video. She describes her meeting at the American embassy, talking to an angry lesbian lady. Her application where denied by Homeland Security.

The Oddo interview :

This one is awsome as well, when she intervies UN’s director :

Øyvind Lasse Høysæter

Born in 1971, fell in love with computing in 1983 because of Sinclair's masterpieces. Continued on the magic surrounding the C64, Amiga and moved to the PC world in 1990. Loves science fiction, programming, astronomy, my family and my job. (developer) :)

6 Responses

  1. Margaret says:

    Gosh! She must really be dangerous for HS to deny her a VISA! I can’t imagine them denying her just because she satirizes public figures — if we did that, we would have to deport Tina Fey.


  2. Cecilia says:

    I love the imperfections in your English and I swear I can hear your accent when I read you words. I don’t really care of the Hayden Penettiere look alike gets in or out or on or around… but I agree with Margaret… Harsh…

  3. oyvind says:

    Thanks for the comments Margaret and Cecilia. I can understand why people get mad at her for wasting their time, but refusing her visa is a bit though. 🙂

    Cecilia I am so embarrased by my english.. But I am very glad you take it that way. Some people thumb me down for poor english. 🙂

    • Funny Obama Pictures says:

      Don’t get your English Skill worry you, we Americans are behind linguistically, most Europeans know at least 2 languages fluently. Thumbs up. As for the US denying entry, typical.
      .-= Funny Obama Pictures´s last blog ..Obama’s Ghetto Boom Box =-.

  4. Cecilia says:

    I wouldn’t have you any other way. I have a good friend in Belgium… and I understand him better than most Americans…

    This is a hard language. You are nearly perfect. Perfection is entirely too overrated…

  5. LeX says:

    Excellent article, thanks!

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