Two TSA agents who reportedly thwarted a passenger kidnapping in Miami recently are being hailed as heroes by the mainstream media.
It’s an irresistible man-bites-dog story for a slow news day: The “sharp-eyed” screeners saw a suspicious-looking passenger traveling alongside two men and, thanks to their terror training, knew what they had to do.
“When she came closer I realized she was black and blue on both sides of her face, her forehead,” one of the screeners told a TV station (see video, above). “I noticed her shoulder looked like she had a big rug burn.”
The TSA agents pulled the passengers out of line and reported them to law enforcement authorities. As it turns out, they’d stumbled into something of a love triangle. The woman, men, and two other female passengers were on vacation in Miami and one of the women accused the passenger of sleeping with her boyfriend.
The passenger reportedly was beaten, forced to withdraw money from an ATM and threatened.
“I believe we saved her life that day,” one of the agents said.
That may be true, but TSA apologists, aided by a bored establishment media, are leveraging this incident to justify the billions spent on airport security every year. They shouldn’t be allowed to.
No one’s saying the agents didn’t do good work, and they may have even saved this passenger’s life. But credit their terrorist training? Call them heroes?
Sorry, no can do.