Remember the whole TSA hysteria from just a few days back? Remember the Left blogosphere having a field day over the president breaking the constitution (again!) and it’s time to impeach him (again!)?
Well, not for the first time, the “holding his feet on fire” crowd simply helped the Right Wing war against the president (again!).
A Media False Alarm Over the T.S.A.
If a squadron of mad scientists surrounded by supercomputers gathered in a laboratory to try to conjure a single news topic that would blow up large, they could not touch the T.S.A. pat-down story.
It began with a Drudge Report link to a video on Nov. 13 of an intrusive pat-down, and then leapt to social media and the rest of the Web.
Cue the media mushroom cloud: by Tuesday, there were print reports about the new scanning technology, heavy-breathing blog posts about the government using the technology to alter or gather DNA (yow), and every cable channel featured wall-to-wall speculation about what would happen when people got to the airport on Wednesday and how many would be carrying lanterns and pitchforks.
“This story tapped right into the central nervous system of the collective consciousness,” said Mark Ghuneim, chief executive of Trendrr. “It was huge.”
But then, in the real world, nothing happened.
A few passengers opted out and, if anything, lines were shorter because airport security was staffed up and people arrived early just in case.
Yep, that’s the crap this president has to deal with. Lazy and stupid media, vicious lying RW hate machine, and a vocal part of the Left working hard to help the war against him.
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