Journalist Stopped at LAX by Border Agent for 'Being Part of Fake News Media'

Rebekah Sager
August 23, 2019 - 5:36 pm

British journalist James Dyer, the editor-in-chief at Empire Magazine says he was stopped at LAX by a Customs and Border Protection agent who accused him of being part of the "fake news media." 

“He wanted to know if I’d ever worked for CNN or MSNBC or other outlets that are ‘spreading lies to the American people’,” Dyer tweeted on Thursday. “He aggressively told me that journalists are liars and are attacking their democracy.” 


“Apparently the only truth now comes from YouTube and the president. All this said under a CBP sign that says ‘we are the face of our nation’. And with a framed picture of 45 staring down. In f***ing California!!! Welcome to Trump’s America!” Mr Dyer added. 

A CBP spokesperson told The Independent: "Unappropriated (sic) comments or behaviour are not tolerated, and do not reflect our values of vigilance, integrity and professionalism. We strongly advise travellers to file a formal complaint so alleged misconduct is properly investigated."