January 23, 2012
Following Rand Paul’s incident earlier today with the TSA, the corporate media spun the story to say Paul was not detained. Jay Carney, the White House spokesman, set the tone when he insisted Paul – or rather, the passenger in question – was not detained.
“Let’s just be clear,” Carney said in his Monday press briefing. “The passenger was not detained. He was escorted out of the area by local law-enforcement.”
“If you’re told you can’t leave, does that count as detention?” Paul asked in response to Carney’s assertion. “I tried to leave the cubicle to speak to one of the TSA people and I was barked at: ‘Do not leave the cubicle!’ So, that, to me sounds like I’m being asked not to leave the cubicle. It sounds a little bit like I’m being detained.”
During an interview following the incident, Paul said TSA alarms are often set off as “part of a random process” in an effort to be unpredictable. (See video above.)
Infowars.com, however, has confirmed from sources that the TSA often targets certain individuals for intrusive pat-downs and uses alarms to initiate the process.
It appears Rand Paul was deliberately targeted, although this cannot be definitively confirmed.
Paul questioned the TSA after a 6-year-old Bowling Green girl on a trip with her parents in April of last year was patted-down at an airport in New Orleans. The parents videotaped the incident and uploaded it to YouTube, where it went viral and created a public relations headache for the agency.
Paul had called TSA boss John Pistole “clueless” during a hearing held by the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in June of 2011.