Tuesday, September 06, 2011

The Feral Genius Offers Heartfelt Congratulations To International Celebrity Thedala Magee

All hail the Streisand Effect! Only a few short hours ago, I read and blogged about Thedala Magee, the abusive TSA agent who is attempting to sue columnist Amy Alkon after the latter wrote a blog post complaining about Magee's treatment of her. Alkon wrote that post over four months ago, and since then, neither she nor Magee have exactly been household names.

But that's likely to change, thanks to Magee's gloriously clueless lawsuit. In the few hours since I wrote about it, here on my rather obscure blog (if you're reading this, you're statistically exceptional), I've had visitors searching for "Thedala Magee" coming not only from America, but from the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany .... congratulations, Ms. Magee! Instead of being known only to the relatively few people who either read Alkon's blog or frequent TSA opposition forums, your name is known to everyone on the internet. If my obscure little blog's getting that many hits, just imagine how many are going to TechDirt, Forbes, Popehat, and the ever-growing number of other sites covering your travesty of a lawsuit.

I do know that either Sabrina Birge or friends or relatives thereof commented here a couple months ago, after I criticized Birge's behavior on behalf of the TSA; I can only hope Thedala Magee is in the habit of Googling herself as thoroughly as she diddles innocent travelers. I also suspect TSA higher-ups wish Magee had simply let the issue drop; the last thing TSA wants is a jury contemplating its procedures to decide whether or not they constitute sexual assault.


Anonymous Lisa Simeone said...

As some of us (you included, Jennifer) have been saying for almost two years now, the TSA is a criminal, out-of-control agency that abuses people with impunity.

Two Master Lists of TSA Crimes and Abuses:


As the saying goes, a fish rots from the head. And the head of this stinking carcass is the sick, twisted John Pistole (and his clueless boss, Janet Napolitano). Read up on Pistole and his religious zeal for some insight on why he's doing this to us.

Magee has tangled with the wrong person. Amy Alkon and her lawyer Marc Randazza will make mincemeat of her. Trying to shake down a passenger for money -- after you've abused her, no less, takes a special kind of person.

5:19 AM  
Blogger joelhar said...

While I support the sentiment and intent of TSA, I am appalled by the personal abuse heaped on passengers who choose not to be irradiated.

I recently had a TSA agent attempt to intimidate me, I chose to tick him off and just smile at him.

One of the most effective tools in the fight against terrorism is the art of humiliation... Thedala Magee, your time has come!

5:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are right. For the record, I would have never found this blog post had not the silly TSA agent's lawyer not blabbed about this to the press. Thedala, my advice: fire that ambulance chasing lawyer!

6:40 AM  

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