August 13, 2004

The signs pointed to terrorism - that's exactly the impression the two men, an NBC News producer and cameraman, were trying to create.

Such begins the saga (detailed here and here) of two "suspicious" guys who ended up being reporters trying to show how insecure our airports really are. Instead, they ended up with their butts in jail, showing just how secure they really are.

Now, in and of itself I have no problem with the media trying to pull something like this off. Keeps everyone on their toes. What I do have a problem with is that instead of running a big prominent "stay tuned to see how brave men and women are succeeding in making your airports safer" story, they're just going to act like nothing happened and bury the whole thing. Because, you see, proving that it all works doesn't sow terror, discord, and discontent. Things that improve aren't sexy, and don't sell advertising.

Now, tell me again why Fox News is the dangerous network?

Posted by scott at August 13, 2004 03:59 PM

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Because one of their political expert is one Dick Morris. Run a Google search on him.

Posted by: Pat on August 13, 2004 04:27 PM

I think its much funnier that the reporter types were in jail. Hell, I'd have left them there for awhile - or at least charged them for cost of all of the resources diverted from their real mission to play this two idjits.

Posted by: ron on August 13, 2004 05:24 PM
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