Jim covered Congress and The White House during the George W. Bush administration for The Washington Times, and worked as a reporter, editorial writer and columnist for newspapers in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and California. He has appeared on the Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, C-Span, and many local and national talk radio shows to talk politics and policy.
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I post the photo to the right with little comment because little is needed.
OK. I can’t resist: WHAT … THE … HELL!
This is your government-organized “terrorist protection agency while flying” at work. Literally.
Perhaps concerned that the toddler might be smuggling weapons in his diaper, the burly security guard and his female assistant focus their attention on the lower half of the child’s body.
The shocking photograph comes just a month after the TSA were widely condemned after footage emerged of a six-year-old girl and an eight-year-old boy being subjected to the searches in separate incidents at airports across America.
The TSA has now said it will review its screening policies so as not to waste resources by subjecting children to over-zealous security methods.
Are you comforted by the TSA’s walk-back (or not) on this egregious and ridiculous violation of civil liberties?
At what point does the humiliation the TSA puts us through get beyond sense? Beyond even parody? This is a complete joke, one that would be even less-funny than an average SNL skit. I hope they put the 3-month-old on the X-ray conveyor belt as a preliminary check before frisking his diaper.
For crying out loud. As depraved as our terrorist enemies are, I don’t believe they’ve yet sunk to putting bombs in baby’s diapers. But our crack security apparatus at the airport in one of America’s least-threatened, mid-market cities is on the case — just in case.
A former Miss USA was sexually assaulted on a recent flight. And she’s come in for some criticism for suggesting, essentially: “What’s next? Anal cavity searches?”
The answer is: Yes. That’s apparently inevitable. This poor baby pretty much got that treatment — and it looks like three government agents not only see nothing wrong with this, but are having a good laugh about it.