Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Lisa Simeone, Feb 22, 2012.
TSA Administrator John Pistole to Speak at National Press Club, March 5
The anniversary of my checkpoint rape. I have some choice questions for the press corps. How about you?
I have a message in to Sommer Gentry, asking if she wants to go with me to picket outside. I'm not a member of the Press Club so I can't get in on my own (though I know lots of people who are members, only a few of whom I could ask to take me as their guest -- the rest are cowards). Will let you know.
Propaganda outing for Pistole.
If you are going to "picket" might I suggest that instead of placards that you hand out compressed print versions of the Master Lists and other factoids that might intrigue some of the journalists attending, if there are any. Even a few excerpts and some links might be fit in a pamphlet sized document that could be copied at Office Depot for a nickle each.
Let me know if you'd like help drafting a tri-fold document.
Yes! This, this, this, this, holy (expletive deleted) THIS.
The conference may be a propaganda outing for Reichskommy Pistole, but that's not to say it can't be made to backfire horribly. One full summary of one of the worst incidents in the Master Lists, coupled with a teaser lead-in to a few more, should be just enough to get lips flapping between journalists and hopefully some pointed and very unpleasant questions asked point-blank.
This is a great idea.
However, highlighting one case allows Pistole to blow it off as a "one off". We should be careful in this regard.
Not to sound like a broken record, but I'd advocate for mention of Fayetteville.
I like the idea of having an "elevator speech" of sorts that can address the number of TSA employees that have been arrested within the past 12 months, or longer. Just something that points the ongoing magnitude. This can be transferred to a brief flyer as well.
TSA is like a person with an addiction and isn't ready to admit they have a problem.
Maybe printing out each and every case from the Master List and reading from it in front of any and all press that you might have called for the event. Then Pistole can't blow it off as a 'one off'.
I gave Lisa a list of the 12 sex crimes committed by TSA screeners in 2011, 11 of which involved children, to use at TSA NewsBlog. This may be enough along with a short list of the rest of the 62 crimes, which included four incidents of smuggling and one murder, to pique the interest of any real journalists in the audience.
I'd personally be interested in hearing Pistole explain away 11 child sex crimes in a year as "one offs".
Let me know if anyone would like these posted here to enable retrieval.
These Press Club things this time of year are often agency budget roll-out schmoozing sessions. Pissy will have all or most of his senior staff in attendance, perhaps even including Spokesholess-in-Chief Kristin Lee and Francine, the Googling Attorney. The audience will be primarily made up of contractor business development-types wanting business. There will be few actual members of the press in attendance.
Sounds like a bunch of Wankers and Wankees.
Agree with FliesWay2Much. And believe me, I've been sending out links to dozens of accounts and to the Master Lists for almost two years now. Most journalists don't care.
No point in attending anything with TSA representation unless the counter point of view can be offered. We already know that Pistole will say anything to build his empire.
Wanking is a solitary activity. This is more along the lines of mutual masturbation.
Unfortunately, this is likely a staged event in the guise of a Press conference. There probably won't be any real journalists in attendance, only execs kissing up to Pistole and toeing the TSA line in their publications.
Just insider wannabees who would sell out their own families for some perceived acceptance into the inner circle.
It appears that Herr Reichskommissar John "Pissy" Pistole's Sprach speech will be carried on C-Span ...
C-Span:TSA Administrator Speaks on Counterterrorism
TSA Administrator John Pistole Speaks at the NPC: Live at 1pm (ET)
That's today, Monday, March 5, at 1 p.m. EST (noonish in Flyover Country, 10 a.m. on the Left Coast)
Oh, for a "shut up" gun...
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