CNN Reporter Put On Watch List After Criticizing TSA

In light of new reports alleging that the TSA is creating a watch list of individuals who criticized the agency as a form of collective punishment, it's revealing to note that CNN journalist Drew Griffin was also put on a TSA watch list immediately after he filed reports critical of the organization back in 2008. Full Story »

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Walter Cox
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by Walter Cox - Dec. 5, 2010

This story opens the door to consideration of a very important topic. If critics of government policy are indeed being targeted for TSA harassment, that would be reminiscent of abuses that occurred during previous administrations. For example those who protested against the Vietnam War were targeted for IRS audits by the Nixon administration. Very important to nip this sort of thing in the bud.

Since I have been extremely critical of TSA, having written letters of protest to Janet Napolitano, John Pistole, President Obama, Senator Barbara Boxer, Senator Dianne Feinstein, and Representative Lynn Woolsey, it will be interesting to see if I receive special treatment as a "domestic extremist" the next time I fly. If so, I will wear the label proudly.

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