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.
I‘ve written and discussed on WISN my far less than favorable assessment of the TSA workers at airports, a motley bunch that walks on their knuckles and wouldn’t know a terrorist from a wheelchair-bound octogenarian. The most flattering description I could give these professional grunters is that they’re unfriendly.
ABC News reports a new documentary due out next week contends airports are nowhere near as safe as you think they are:
“Despite spending billions of dollars, creating a new government agency and creating numerous new security procedures, the makers of ‘Please Remove Your Shoes’ argue that the flying public today is no safer from a terrorist attack than it was before Sept. 11, 2001.
‘What we've got now is nothing but security theater, meaning all these bells and whistles that you see are only meant to make you feel safe,’ former federal air marshal P. Jeffrey Black says in the documentary. ‘I honestly think we were safer before 9/11 than we are now’."
It’s not just the TSA sheepherders.
(Former federal air marshal P. Jeffrey) Black said that his job as an air marshal was compromised by a rigid dress code that forced him to wear a suit and tie, even on flights to tourist destinations like
The message: You kill the guys with the suits first.”
Great. Just great.