Ay Carumba! As if photographers didn’t already have enough problems with overzealous police officers and security guards drunk with power harassing us in public places?
Now we’ve got the TSA using a hooded photographer’s silhouette as the symbol of a terrorist in their latest poster.
Oh boy, this is going to be fun. Couldn’t they have picked somebody else to symbolize a terrorist?
I dunno, maybe a mommy with a baby carriage (you never know, there might just be a bomb in the baby carriage that’s wired to the radio. Thanks to Paul Simon, I’ve heard that scenario over and over again!)
Or maybe a sneaky ground crew member (They wear hoodies almost all the time…..What’s up with that, anyway?).
But noooooo, it had to be a guy standing out in the open taking pictures with a big obvious SLR camera.
Yup, that’s what just terrorists do….right after they get off from a long hard day at flight school, and are tired of studying the tons of maps and information they’re finding on the internets.
But hey, it’s not as if a simple silhouetted figure can come to represent an entire profession in the public imagination!
Just ask Jerry West.