TSA: We Already Ignore The Fourth Amendment; Why Respect The Rest?
Not satisfied with ripping up the Fourth Amendment at the airport door (our right not to be searched without probable cause -- reasonable suspicion we've committed a crime), the TSA continues to mess with our free speech and freedom of the press.
Jonathan Corbett, who posted the terrific video showing how easy it is to defeat the TSA's nudie scanners, just posted a blog item about the TSA contacting a reporter and advising him not to cover the story:
I've been on the phone all day for the last 2 days with reporters and journalists of all kinds, including the big bad MSM, and one South Florida reporter told me that he had been "strongly cautioned" by the TSA not to cover this story. Absolutely unbelievable:
Update: The name of the TSA spokeswoman who attempted to intimidate this journalist is Sari Koshetz.
Here's the email:
The TSA is clearly no fan of the 4th Amendment, nor of 5th Amendment due process rights, and now this blatant attempt to manipulate the free press with "strong caution" hits at Amendment the First. Why strong caution? Are there repercussions for journalists that fail to heed this "advice?" Because, you know, if I were a member of the free press and the federal government asked me to censor myself, I'd happily comply . . . . . . . . . riiight.