A news crew’s apparent attempt to show how easy it is to get potentially harmful items past TSA backfired just a little bit recently:
At least seven members of a cable television crew were arrested after they tried to sneak a fake explosive device through a security checkpoint at Newark Liberty International Airport, the Transportation Security Administration said Thursday.
A law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation said that the team was filming for cable network CNBC, which is based in Englewood Cliffs. The TSA did not release the names of the people they said were arrested, and the Port Authority only said that it was investigating the incident.
Well that media attempted gotcha certainly failed.
imagine if this had been James O'Keefe and squad https://t.co/7MhH8lUWQa
— Vulpes vulpes (@Oenonewept) January 19, 2018
It’s ok when THEY do it, or something.
— HamberderHelper (@BewareTheFurry) January 19, 2018
Did CNBC use a fake bomb to a set up TSA for a security failure in an attempt to manufacture news? https://t.co/lYOZTY2MP7
— Gigi Sims? ??⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@1GigiSims) January 19, 2018
Let me guess.. CNBC thought the TSA wouldn't notice and they could turn this into a story about how border security should focus on detecting (fake) explosives rather than illegals..and Trump is evil, of course, somehow. My guess is ridiculously far-fetched but then again.. https://t.co/BgQiz7C4GF
— Maggie B. Gosling (@GenXMaggie) January 19, 2018
And we probably ain’t seen nuthin’ yet.