Wednesday, December 30, 2009

TSA Springs Into Action, Targets Bloggers

Government bullying, a direct result of government incompetence. Can you just imagine the howls from the left and ACLU types if this occurred under the Bush administration?
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.

"It literally showed up in my box," Frischling told The Associated Press. "I do not know who it came from." He said he provided the agents a signed statement to that effect.
Well, I'm not sure "it showed up in my box" is going to wash, but seriously, doesn't the TSA have more urgent matters than harassing bloggers?


Via here via Instapundit.

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