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Radio Buzz: TSA Forces 95 Year Old To Remove Adult Diaper; SCOTUS Rules on Violent Video Games
A Florida woman – filing a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security – after she said TSA agents FORCED her 95 year old mother – who mind you – is confined to a wheel chair -and stricken with cancer… to remove her adult diaper so that it could be searched.
FOX News Radio’s Todd Starnes has been covering the story, and spoke with JP and Lana in Houston at KTRH – and had this to say:
“The TSA says they didn’t force the woman to take the diaper off. They gave her a “choice” – they said you can either take the diaper off, or you can get off the airplane. So they’re being a bit disingenuous when they say they didn’t force her to do that.”
There is a HUGE national outrage over this…
“One of the lawmakers in Congress that represents this woman’s district says that he’s going to be writing a letter of protest to the Department of Homeland Security. And the lady’s daughter who got all this started with a letter to the editor says she wants procedures to be changed – because she doesn’t feel like they’re American.”
And the TSA – well, according to Starnes:
“The TSA is really playing hardball with this – they say they did absolutely nothing wrong – and they said they had to search that 95 year old woman – who has terminal cancer – and is confined to a wheel chair – they had to search her adult diaper because it was a matter of National security.”
Buzzing right along…
A landmark ruling came Monday from the Supreme Court.
Declaring video games are protected forms of free speech.
“I think what we see here – is that the Supreme Court was reluctant to create another exception to the First Amendment.”
Internet Law Attorney Scott Vernick, speaking with Tony at WHAS.
The High Court struck down a controversial California law that attempted to restrict the sale of some titles to minors.
“The Supreme Court said – look it’s one thing to protect minors and to protect children against pornographic material or obscene material assuming that you can figure out what that is – but we’re not going to create another exception for violent material because you just don’t know where it starts and you don’t know where it ends.”
Chip Franklin – of affiliate KOGO in San Diego spoke with Video Game Expert Chris Morris – and wanted to know:
“When did this thing turn so violent? What was the first – what year did they realize they could create games that would engage that part of our brain?”
“You know – I’m not sure what year it was – but it was about the time that mortal combat – the first one of those came out in the arcades. That was the first game that really pinged peoples radars when it came to violence in games.”
All of this – reached a head in the late 90s – when two students went on a shooting rampage at Columbine High school in Littleton, CO. The two young men were said to be video gamers…
“You know – it sort of came out of that – games were sort of scapegoated there. Because when you think about it – anyone at that age at that point is pretty much into games. It’s what kids do at that age. But that was the point that video games really started to ping political radars – and that’s when the legislation really started to roll.”
Other states have attempted to pass similar laws in the past – with a little different angle – lumping violent games in with cigarettes and adult magazines.
I’m Jessica Curtis – and that’s your Talk Radio Buzz, from Fox News Radio.