Censorship on TSA Blog

Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by RB, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I posted an item on the TSA Blog 01/20/12 with information stating that radiation exposure is not safe. I am using TUG as a mirror for a second post to repost the article that was censored although my commentary is different from the first. In no way did I challenge the TSA Posting Guidelines, which I think are constitutionally illegal, yet Blogger Bob Burns seems uncaring about his continuing violations of his Oath to the United States.

    I wonder just home much censorship TSA is really doing?

     
  2. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Did you indicate that a screen shot was taken? That often works.

    If it doesn't get posted, I'd send a copy to the OIG - although I believe you don't think that is worthwhile - and ask why it wasn't posted as it does violate the TOS. Send the TOS or a link to the TOS along with your e-mail. When BB "forgot" to mention the small detail that Phil was found not guilty, I informed the OIG of that fact and got an apology from BB.
     
  3. RB

    RB Founding Member

    In this case I stated I was posting the exact submission elsewhere on the internet and was part of the post above.
     
  4. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I had so many comments censored over there that I stopped trying. Only one comment ever got through -- one that ended with something like, "I wonder if this comment will be allowed to post or if it will be censored?"

    Oh, here's my exact comment:

    [​IMG] Lisa Simeone Said...
    The TSA may not be searching prom-goers yet, but give them time. They're no doubt just dying to get their hands (ahem) on everyone everywhere -- after all, Gotta Keep Us Safe! The Terrorists Are Everywhere!

    Anyone who thinks these abusive practices are going to be contained at the airport and not migrate to other locations is dreaming.

    Now, let's see if this comment gets posted and not censored like the other ones I've left.
     
  5. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Oh, best comment from that same thread:

    [​IMG] Anon_1984 Said...
    America, you have officially jumped the shark. Please shut up and leave the rest of the world to get on with things as normal.
    May 24, 2011 3:01 PM
     
  6. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I realize that I have no mind for legal things but how can TSA censor speech? Court decisions over the years have clearly extended the First Amendment to include all government.
     
  7. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Has anyone checked the "Meet our Bloggers" section of PV recently? I just did and saw that the number of official TSA participants is down to 4, Bob, somebody named Lynn, our good friend Nico and West (Rugape) are the only people still standing.

    http://blog.tsa.gov/2008/01/meet-our-bloggers_29.html
     
  8. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Ah, so West/Rugape is a TSA blogger?
     
  9. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Has been for a fair amount of time. He started out as just another participant and apparently caught the eye of Bob or someone else on the blog team. His remarks were usually balanced but I see a drift towards being just another TSA Mouthpiece.
     

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