Monday, June 27, 2011

TSA lies for a good headline

(CNN) -- The Transportation Security Administration has denied that its agents required a 95-year-old woman to remove her adult diaper last week before allowing her to pass a screening checkpoint at Northwest Florida Regional Airport.
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The woman's daughter, Jean Weber, told CNN on Monday that the TSA agents acted professionally and never ordered the removal of her mother's diaper. However, Weber said the agents made it clear that her mother could not board the plane unless they were able to inspect the diaper.
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"They were doing their job according to the instructions of the TSA and their policies," Weber said, later adding that the options offered them were to remove the diaper or "she was not going to get on the plane."

Oh, and here I thought that the TSA was roaming the streets, ordering old people to strip. But it turns out that they only required her to take it off, or forget flying. That's so much better.

What they really wanted is the headline "TSA denies...." I think that everyone who can boycott the airlines should do so until they force some sanity into the process.