Newsman takes jabs at security measures

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — It’s no secret enhanced security measures have all but taken the fun out of flying, but now even America’s most recognizable newsmen says recently it was his turn to “get nailed”.

In an appearance on CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman on Monday”, nightly news host Brian Williams said it was “such a joy” to be treated like every other American by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at LAX.

“Air travel is such a joy in this country,” Williams said. “You get the enhanced schmegeggy right there…That’s an aviation term. For some reason coming back, I always get it at LAX. I get nailed.”

“They go, they go right in,” Williams continued. “This new thing, they go right after Dave and the twins…Either you go in the little thing and you put your arms up and parade around, and somebody in a booth somewhere looks at you naked through your clothing, or you can get the prod of your schmegeggy.”

Williams is hardly the first to voice his opinion on the new measure: travelers filed over 900 complaints with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in November over the new security measures, including potentially radiation-emitting body scanner machines and more aggressive physical pat-downs.

Comments (13)
  1. swhit says:

    Will not fly until THIS country decided to get off the couch and start fighting back!
    People are so stupid these days – their rights are taking a flight right past them and no one seems to care enough!
    The gov is right in a way, we are all treasonous!

    1. Jim Book says:

      Tell TSA TO GET LOST.

  2. Bob Saget says:

    If it wasnt for the federal gropings at airports, i wouldnt get any action.

  3. Thomas Bleming says:

    Those anal cavity inspection wands are the next toy, which those TSA thugs are going to demand that passengers submit to or they will give up their right to fly.

    Welcome to the Land of the Free.
    Boycott the airlines!

  4. Alan says:

    I wonder if any of the passengers on Flight 11 would complain now if they had to have their “schmegeggy” checked before they fly…..

  5. David Sparks says:

    Alan, those passengers on flight 11 would complain that brian williams or the grandmother next door are the ones being prodded. Until wil start manning up, stop the political correct bs and profile as we should be doing, things are only going to get worse, this… is anything but a free country.

    A concerned pilot.

  6. popemary32 says:

    I appeal to all Americans to email your congressmen and senators telling them to stop these ridiculous security measures. Exposing us to radiation and gropings that God knows what kind of trauma that is going to leave on most people. Have you seen the people being groped!!!! Seriously old people and kids mainly. Is grandma and grandpa terrorist. Is your preschooler making bombs at the daycare. What is going on in this country. We wont let Canadians become citizens, yet we have no problem letting people from the middle east becoming citizens. Apparently our government missed the memo on who is likely to be terrorist. Oh wait thats profiling they cant do that, unconstitutional. Yet they can force me to either go through a radiation machine or have some stranger touching me in spots only my doctor and husband have touched. If we don’t stop this now what is next. Your boss having the right to grope you on your way into work. STAND UP PEOPLE BE HEARD!!!!! The terrorist is now our own government

  7. Thomas Bleming says:

    When any government becomes tyrannical in form, it is the duty of the people to alter or abolish it.
    (These words taken from our Declaration of Independence)

    We people, no longer live in a free country.

    The only solution, in the view of many whom I have talked to is that no longer is it possible to change any of what is occurring or has already happened, without some sort of a revolution.

    What are you going to do when they (thugs) come for you?

  8. Chester says:

    I bet Brian has a big schmegeggy oooh DADDY!!

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