An ex-Transportation Security Administration employee is spilling secrets about the flight screening process he witnessed, and you aren’t going to like it.
Jason Harrington’s tell-all column in Politico will likely make you chuckle a little — then make you grit your teeth in anger. It’s called, “Dear America, I saw you naked — and yes, we were laughing. Confessions of an ex-TSA agent.”
“I hated it from the beginning. It was a job that had me patting down the crotches of children, the elderly and even infants as part of the post-9/11 airport security show,” Harrington wrote. “Just as the long-suffering American public waiting on those security lines suspected, jokes about the passengers ran rampant among my TSA colleagues: Many of the images we gawked at were of overweight people, their every fold and dimple on full awful display.”
Harrington is writing a book about his three years as an employee for the oft-ridiculed government agency, but his article confirms some of your worst assumptions about the pre-flight screening process, and just scratches the surface.