CNN Reporter Who Revealed Scope of 'No-Fly' List Now Gets Hassled Every Time He Flies


CNN reporter Drew Griffin helped expose TSA's bloated one-million-name terrorist watchlist. Now, he's getting hassled every time he flies . The airlines tell him he's on a list, too:

"Coincidentally, this all began in May, shortly after I began a series of investigative reports critical of the TSA. Eleven flights now since May 19. On different airlines, my name pops up forcing me to go to the counter, show my identification, sometimes the agent has to make a call before I get my ticket," Griffin reported. "What does the TSA say? Nothing, at least nothing on camera. Over the phone a public affairs worker told me again I'm not on the watch list, and don't even think that someone in the TSA or anyone else is trying to get even."
The TSA, which is a part of the Department of Homeland Security, said Griffin's name wasn't even on the watch list, and the agency blamed the airlines for the delays the reporter experienced. The airlines, on the other hand, said they were simply following a list provided by TSA. [Raw Story]

Bravo to my Raw Story colleagues, David Edwards and Nick Juliano, for getting picked up by BoingBoing.

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