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December 31, 2009


TSA subpoenas bloggers, demands names of sources

As the government reviews how an alleged terrorist was able to bring a bomb onto a U.S.-bound plane and try to blow it up on Christmas Day, the Transportation Security Administration is going after bloggers who wrote about a directive to increase security after the incident.

TSA special agents served subpoenas to travel bloggers Steve Frischling and Chris Elliott, demanding that they reveal who leaked the security directive to them. The government says the directive was not supposed to be disclosed to the public.

Frischling said he met with two TSA special agents Tuesday night at his Connecticut home for about three hours and again on Wednesday morning when he was forced to hand over his lap top computer. Frischling said the agents threatened to interfere with his contract to write a blog for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines if he didn’t cooperate and provide the name of the person who leaked the memo.

Lucky guys. Their traffic must be skyrocketing. I blogged about that Canadian Human Rights Commission lady…I blogged about Demi Moore’s photoshopped magazine cover…nobody ever subpoenas me.

More: Chris Elliott has posted the full text of his subpoena on his blog.

And Blackfive writes:

I’ve complained here and elsewhere about the atrocious state of airline security, and the mistake that is the TSA, for years. I said at the time Bush was making a mistake, a big one. I stand by that. I stand by saying that TSA needs to be abolished, and real security put in place. Sure as little green apples, the TSA doesn’t need to be unionized as the current administration (and certain leaders in Congress) want.


Via Memeorandum.

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