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TSA reads the tabloids

At the Transportation Security Administration, Blogger Bob has been reading the tabloids. In a recent blog post, he referred to two articles and used them to clear up misconceptions about TSA.

The first article Bob used, from TMZ, told of how Kim Kardashian’s husband Kris Humphries dropped his wedding ring after taking it off to walk through a TSA metal detector.

“This near disaster could have been averted,” Bob writes. “Passengers do not have to remove jewelry. Our officers can advise you as to what might be making you alarm the detector, but it’s up to you whether or not you remove your rings, watches, necklaces, etc.”

The second story, from the U.K. Daily Mail, implied that a TSA scanner could tell whether Jessica Simpson is really pregnant. In fact, Bob explained, none of the scanning technologies TSA uses is strong enough to see through a body.

Posted on Oct 13, 2011 at 7:21 PM


Reader Comments

Fri, Oct 14, 2011 C

Don't forget this one about the New York Post too: http://www.securitymanagement.com/news/tsa-debunks-scam-reported-new-york-post-columnist-009018

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