Photo of the Day: Pat-Downs and Protest
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) had its hands full today at our nation’s airports, where federal employees kicked off their Thanksgiving weekend by getting intimate with complete strangers.
In the run-up to the busiest travel day of the season, tighter airport security measures have been the stuff of nonstop news coverage from Fox to NPR.
At issue are two over-friendly choices facing the jet-set upon arrival at security checkpoints: X-ray body scanners that capture passengers nearly nude, or invasive pat-downs should travelers opt out of the intimate photo shoot.
The measures are intended to keep airlines as safe as possible from terrorist attacks. What they do for the nation's state of sexual anxiety is another issue.