Why Did I Have To Go To Pravda To Get My Op-Ed About TSA Rape Published? Blogger and civil liberties defender Amy Alkon had to go to Pravda -- yes, that Pravda -- to get her TSA op-ed published. She'd been trying for months to get a mainstream American newspaper to publish it, with no luck. And she has connections in the media. But nobody would touch it. Since I love to sing, and I love Christmas time, and Christmas is a time for singing, and the TSA is even singing at airports, that is, when they take a break from sticking their hands down people's pants, sing along with me: "Fa la la la la, (expletive deleted)*k the TSA!"