Monday, November 29, 2010

Drudge and Alex Jones 1, Big Sis and Obama 0

November 24 was a National Opt Out Day at the nation's airports in protest against the new TSA sexual harassment aka naked body scans and heavy, intrusive patdowns with a dirty pair of latex gloves.

It was apparently a non-event; no serious disruption was reported. And statist MSM pundits who welcome and support fondling by strangers so that they can feel "secure" say the protesters were a minority paid by Koch brothers to stir up trouble for the hard-working government.

Uh huh.

It turns out that the day was a non-event because the TSA backed down at the busy airports. Naked body scanners were turned off, and intrusive groping was replaced by a regular patdown.

Matt Drudge and Alex Jones won in their relentless campaign against the TSA.


Despite the establishment media presiding over another mass hoax in claiming that Americans were completely happy with invasive airport security measures, contrary to polls showing a majority in opposition, and that the national opt out day was a failure, the fact that the TSA was forced to change its policy by mothballing naked body scanners and curtailing aggressive pat downs clearly goes to show that the man who almost single-handedly drove the issue, Matt Drudge, fought the TSA and he won.

The big networks and the so-called progressive borg hive, who instantly tried to spin the lack of delays at airports over Thanksgiving as proof that the opt-out protest had failed, conveniently failed to mention the fact that major airports across the country had deliberately mothballed their naked body scanners in a crass PR ploy aimed at deflating the momentum behind the demonstration.

Early reports began to pour in from Twitter users who said that body scanner machines were roped off and out of use in airports such as LAX, Seattle, San Jose and Columbus, Ohio. They also said that pat downs had reverted back to the standard procedure and were not the new grope downs that the TSA had announced a couple of weeks before.

The New Jersey Star-Ledger subsequently reported that, “The majority of Newark’s full-body scanners were idle throughout much of the day, depriving most passengers of the chance to opt out of the controversial screening procedure even if they had wanted to.”

At the nation’s busiest airport, Atlanta-Hartsfield, there was,”limited, if any, use of the controversial full-body scanners,” the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Later reports confirmed that, the TSA had “backed down and resorted to using the old screening procedures — metal detectors and less-intrusive pat-downs.”

...In addition, many people took part in the protest by avoiding airports altogether. Traffic was jammed on the highways, with the Massachusetts Turnpike playing host to a 30-mile hold-up. According to AAA, more drivers were on the road than ever before during a Thanksgiving holiday.

The establishment media echo chamber attempted to pull a hoax by claiming that the vast majority of Americans were completely happy with having their genitals groped by federal goons and naked pictures taken of their children. In reality, after Drudge relentlessly drove the issue, polls of Americans that were previously in support of body scanners had reversed dramatically and the ACLU received an avalanche of new complaints.

Janet Napolitano, aka Big Sis, and Obama have both said that naked body scanners and intrusive patdowns are the only way to prevent terrorist attacks.

Apparently, PR consideration was more important than prevention of terror attacks.


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