Monday, November 29, 2010

Why the TSA protest worked

Was the National Opt-Out Day really a bust?

The Transportation Security Administration says so, but the mere fact that the government agency reported extensively on the protest indicates its success.

Sure, airports weren't clogged with travelers protesting the body scanners activists called invasive.

But the media's round-the-clock coverage of the issue put TSA on the defense, and the agency has indicated that a policy change may be on the way. The protest also created a conversation about airport security that no doubt made its way to many Thanksgiving dinner tables.

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