Thursday, January 07, 2010

The Underpants Bomber

I much prefer that to "the Christmas bomber."

TPM has an article sorting out what has been reported, and noting what is currently being reported about the specifics of the incident. Most don't disagree about the underpants, although - and I don't know where TPM came up with their graphic rendering - at least one source refuses to say that anything was padding the man's basket, opting to indicate that the explosive was "strapped to his thigh." I really think that inaccurate reporting like this makes it difficult to rationally discuss the issue. After all, if the material is strapped to someone's thigh, then a security screening pat-down will probably reveal that. But if it's strapped to a guy's privates, I doubt the people doing the patting are going to be handling that area.

....but hey, do what you will anyway.

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