The Transportation Security Administration is one of the least popular government agencies, and not without reason. I don’t know if they do surveys to determine which government agency Americans dislike the most, but if they did, I’m confident that the Internal Revenue Service would top the list. (Plus, to be fair, Democrats favor taxes, but nobody favors the TSA.)
The TSA is inefficient, inefficient, and a waste of government funds. Its workers are the uninspired, cranky guards at the end of a 45-minute security checkpoint queue who require us to remove our shoes and inspect our bags for contraband. (And, it turns out, that’s not very useful at preventing a footwear-based terror attack, anyhow.)
But, it turns out that they may be beneficial at times, even if they’re being terrible at the same time.
I draw your attention to these Sunday headlines from two publications normally regarded to be on the right of the political spectrum: the New York Post and the Daily Mail.
The Post: “Trans woman left sobbing in JFK airport after TSA agent hit her testicles: report.”
The Daily Mail: “Transgender woman posts sobbing selfie in JFK bathroom after claiming female TSA agent punched her testicles and left her in extreme pain.”
There might perhaps be some dissonance between the reality and the words used to describe it.
Here is the story as reported by the Daily Mail: A male who identifies as a woman wrote a series of messages on social media following a horrific incident at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City.
In the posts, the transgender individual said the agent punched him in the testicles and “yelled at me for having a penis.” A selfie taken in a bathroom stall showed the poster crying, saying his “balls still hurt so bad.”
“Haven’t stopped crying since an hour ago,” he said.
“I don’t want the TSA agent that hurt me fired,” he added in another post. “I want her educated and the entirety of TSA abolished altogether.”
This is the Daily Mail, using female pronouns to describe the anonymous poster: “After being ‘humiliated’ in the airport safety check line, she claimed the female agent then followed her into the women’s bathroom and discussed the interaction with a co-worker while she wept behind a stall.”
Since then, the messages have been removed, and the man’s Twitter account is temporarily closed with the profile phrase “please leave me alone. i’ve done nothing to any of you.”
— New York Post (@nypost) March 26, 2023
On Twitter, though, the airport has expressed apologies for the event.
“We apologize again for your experience,” JFK Airport said via its account. “Your comments have been noted and shared.”
More on this story via The Western Journal:
Now, again, there are several things that need to be pointed out here. CONTINUE READING…