Only the best and the brightest at the TSA keeping our country “safe”:
What happened to a Washington, D.C., resident at a Florida TSA checkpoint over the weekend has some saying it “makes you wonder what’s going on with their training and their policies.”
“They simply have not been either applying or maintaining standards for good personnel,” Douglas Kidd with the National Association of Airline Passengers told WFTV-TV.
On Saturday WSB-TV Washington Correspondent Justin Gray initially was denied clearance through the Transportation Security Administration’s checkpoint at Orlando International Airport because he had a driver’s license from the District of Columbia.
A central premise of US media coverage of the Israeli attack on Gaza - beyond the claim that Israel is justifiably “defending itself” - is that this is some endless conflict between two foreign entitles, and Americans can simply sit by helplessly and lament the tragedy of it all. The reality is precisely the opposite: Israeli aggression is possible only because of direct, affirmative, unstinting US diplomatic, financial and military support for Israel and everything it does. This self-flattering depiction of the US as uninvolved, neutral party is the worst media fiction since TV news personalities covered the Arab Spring by pretending that the US is and long has been on the side of the heroic democratic protesters, rather than the key force that spent decades propping up the tyrannies they were fighting.