In a policy change announcement, the TSA now claims it will soon stop molesting little children by reaching into their pants and feeling their genitals. That we live in such a police state today where the opening line to a news story even mentions government agents molesting little children should be downright astonishing, but it’s the truth. Of course, the TSA never claimed it was “molesting” children, and it describes its policy change as a way to “screen children without using invasive measures.”
That kind of doublespeak deserves a place in the Hall of Fame of Cowardly Language, alongside President Bush’s claims of “Weapons of Mass Destruction” and President Obama’s description of war in Libya as “kinetic action.”
The TSA, of course, has mastered the art of Orwellian doublespeak. This is the agency that insists it does not “confiscate” anything from air travelers. Instead, those travelers all “willfully surrender” their pocket knives, decorative souvenir globes and other items that the TSA steals from them and then sells for a profit (http://www.naturalnews.com/032757_TSA_surplus.html).