I’m a little surprised to be reading that there are allegations that the TSA may be attempting to get journalists to not write about the apparent security failings of their full body scanners. So, is TSA attempting to silence critics of their body scanners?
It does appear that way.
From TSA Out Of Our Pants:
I’ve been on the phone all day for the last 2 days with reporters and journalists of all kinds, including the big bad MSM, and one South Florida reporter told me that he had been “strongly cautioned” by the TSA not to cover this story. Absolutely unbelievable
Not so much unbelievable as utterly boneheaded move by TSA if this turns out to be accurate. If there are journalists out there that would like to share similar interations with the TSA please drop us a line at “tips [shift 2] liquidmatrix [dot] org. We will not publish your names. Just looking for some material to support this story.
The video in question is here…
What is the TSA response? The following is an excerpt from their blog posting.
From TSA Blog:
With all that said, it is one layer of our 20 layers of security (Behavior Detection, Explosives Detection Canines, Federal Air Marshals, , etc.) and is not a machine that has all the tools we need in one handy device. We’ve never claimed it’s the end all be all.
Never claimed? If that doesn’t sound like an admission I’m not sure what does.
I found it curious that when I did a cursory search on news.google.com I didn’t find any large media organizations covering the story other that…Fox.
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