Sunday, August 21, 2011

Journalists parrot TSA lies (again)

Speaking of the cartoon-image software upgrade, the Michael Scott of The Plain Dealer writes:
Which means they -- the federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA) --  can no longer see you naked.
 This is just not true. The TSA is still seeing passengers naked - their machines are literally peering through passengers' clothing. The only change here is that a TSA agent will not be viewing an image that looks like a naked body (according to the TSA) because software is being used to convert the image without human intervention. Blotches that represent things under your clothing will appear on a stick-figure outline in plain view.

Is it too much to ask for some brain-wave activity from the media when they get a press release from a government agency?