The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is not only rapidly becoming an oxymoronic joke but it seems to be tripping over itself to reach a new low of embarrassment. FIrst, we had agents go to the home of a man who maintains a travel blog to bully him into telling them who sent him a widely distributed TSA document on Christmas day. For a truly pathetic excuse for a functioning government agency, click HERE.
Then, they've had to deal with the headache of misleading testimony from Erroll Southers, nominee for the top job at TSA about using his position twenty years ago to get information on his estranged wife's BOYFRIEND.
On top of that - and the MISSING PASSENGER at Newark airport notwithstanding - The TSA has decided to bully a true American patriot and front line war correspondent in the Seattle airport. Michael Yon was returning home from Hong Kong when he was detained by TSA for, get this, not telling them how much money he made.
BIG GOVERNMENT conducted an interview with Yon:
TSA officials escorted Yon to a designated screening area where they examined the contents of his bag. “Then they asked me how much money I make,” Yon said.The Port Authority police provided the cooler heads needed to get the TSA to calm down but c'mon, these guys are pathetic.
Yon suggested to the TSA officials that the question was inappropriate and unrelated to transportation security. The award-winning blogger noted another TSA officer approached Yon: “he asked who do I work for.” ”I did not answer the question which clearly was upsetting to the TSA officers.”
Yon was escorted to a room elsewhere in the airport where he said he remained silent during much of the questioning. According to Yon, “they handcuffed me for failing to cooperate. They said I was impeding their ability to do their job.”
Yon described the TSA officials as noticeably frustrated by his refusal to answer their questions: “I always assume everything is being recorded. I was trying to be professional.”
Yon continued, “They said I wasn’t under arrest, but I’m handcuffed. In any other country, that qualifies as an arrest.”