Monday, January 30, 2012

Tweeter Madness

Don't our airport security folks have any common sense?  
Two British tourists were barred from entering America after joking on Twitter that they were going to 'destroy America' and 'dig up Marilyn Monroe'. Leigh Van Bryan, 26, was handcuffed and kept under armed guard in a cell with Mexican drug dealers for 12 hours after landing in Los Angeles with pal Emily Bunting.
The Department of Homeland Security flagged him as a potential threat when he posted an excited tweet to his pals about his forthcoming trip to Hollywood which read: 'Free this week, for quick gossip/prep before I go and destroy America?'
This sounds outlandishly absurd.   Aside from the fact their joking Twitter conversations were logged in the first place, they even asked the detained girl if she was going to be a 'lookout' as the man dug up Marilyn's grave.

There darn well better be more than meets the eye on this story because if not it represents a sort of watershed moment for this country.  "Tweeter account"?  Jiminy Xmas, give those people a free round trip and 10,000 for their troubles along with a formal apology from Hillary.

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