Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
Friday, while subbing on WISN, I mentioned the following from the Chicago Tribune to prove my point:
Undercover investigators smuggled decoy explosives through O'Hare International Airport at alarming rates six years after the Sept. 11 attacks, leading to calls Thursday for better training of security screeners, higher job-performance standards and harsh consequences for failure.
The criticism came as a new government report heightened concerns about the security of the 2 million airline passengers who travel each day in the U.S.
It found that screeners at O'Hare's passenger security checkpoints failed to detect 60 percent of simulated explosives that were hidden in carry-on bags or in the clothing of agents working for the U.S. Transportation Security Administration.
The poor performance prompted a Chicago-area congressman, Mark Kirk, to seek a high-level meeting with U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials to see what can be done immediately to shore up checkpoint security at the airport.
The failure rate was even worse—about 75 percent—among TSA screeners at Los Angeles International Airport, according to the classified report.
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke called in to verify that political correctness has sunk too deeply into our screening process at airports.
I submit there is a certain profile of those individuals who have attempted terrorist acts and who are most likely to attempt them in the future. They are not octogenarians in wheelchairs the TSA seems obsessed with pulling over to the side and asking to disrobe.
I also devoted a segment on WISN weeks ago to a new absurd screening process that turns these same imbecilic TSA workers into psychiatrists by having them approach anyone who looks remotely strange. The TSA “Sherlock Holmes” then proceeds to ask a series of personal questions. Failure to cooperate with the Neanderthal is not advised.
Here are more details. I’m not surprised the TSA folks flunked miserably when it came to picking out fake bombs. They wouldn’t know an explosive from an electric razor.
Our nation’s airports are not very safe. It’s an outrage caused by the fact we have ineffective people using ineffective screening measures.