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Napolitano Caught Lying About Airport Delays

From the UK’s Telegraph:

Airports contradict Janet Napolitano’s sequester claim

By Raf Sanchez | 04 Mar 2013

Washington – Ms Napolitano said today that major airports were seeing lines "150 to 200 per cent as long as we would normally expect" as result of the federal spending cuts that went into force on Friday.

"We’re already seeing the effects at some of the ports of entry, the big airports, for example. Some of them had very long lines this weekend," she told a breakfast event organised by Politico.

When pressed for specifics she cited Chicago’s O’Hare, Atlanta’s Hartfield-Jackson and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), adding: "I don’t mean to scare, I mean to inform."

‘Dis-inform’ is more like it.

However, when contacted by The Daily Telegraph, spokespeople for both O’Hare and LAX, as well as representatives from the travel industry, denied that airports had been hit by delays.

"We haven’t had any slowdowns at all," said Marshall Lowe, a spokesman for LAX. Mr Lowe said that he had been on duty over the weekend and received no reports of unusual security delays.

DeAllous Smith, a spokesman for Hartfield-Jackson, said: "There have been no abnormally long lines at the security checkpoint nor unusual aircraft delays at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport as a result of sequestration."

Their comments were echoed by Karen Pride, the director of media relations at Chicago Department of Aviation, who described operations at O’Hare as "normal" with "no unusual delays or cancellations".

When asked specifically about the cabinet secretary’s claims, Ms Pride said: "I’m not aware of that. I’ve had no reports of that." …

All of these people will probably soon be out of work, for ‘speaking against the revolution.’

But why do we have to turn to the British press to get this kind of ‘investigative reporting’? Shouldn’t one of our news media have been able to check into this claim? In fact, don’t they go through airports?

But apparently, the British papers don’t have to worry about losing access to Obama.

Meanwhile, we have this from the Politico:

Napolitano: Obama Secret Service team sheltered from cuts

By JOSH GERSTEIN | March 4, 2013

Despite the sequester, the Secret Service isn’t going to skimp when it comes to protecting President Barack Obama, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Monday.

Speaking at a Playbook breakfast at the Newseum, Napolitano said the teams of Secret Service agents assigned to protect Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will be sheltered from the broad spending cuts required as part of the budget reduction that that kicked in on Friday.

"Obviously, one of the major responsibilities, if not the major responsibility, of the Service is the protection of the president and the vice president. So, the protective side, we’re going to protect that, of course," Napolitano told POLITICO’s Mike Allen.

"What it really means is on the investigative side where we handle all kinds of financial, identity theft, cyber crime, counterfeiting cases that originate not just here but around the world, the Secret Service is the lead on many of those, those activities are being cut back," Napolitano said…

What do you know? The administration can prioritize after all. When they want to.

Still, isn’t it interesting that protecting the President and Vice President and Valerie Jarrett is taken very seriously. And yet protecting the American people from terrorists (furloughing TSA) and criminals (releasing thousands of illegal alien criminals) and foreign invasion (furloughing Border Patrol) is not a priority.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, March 5th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Napolitano Caught Lying About Airport Delays”

  1. canary says:

    Napolitano said the only bad effect new immigration laws and Dream Act “might” be longer airport lines.

    Aside lying, she has put the horse in front of the cart by using her imagination.

  2. canary says:

    More evidence Napolitano lied about Chicago airport lines longer from cuts. Weather cancelling over 1000 flights at Chicago airport caused long lines.

    Just out

  3. Astravogel says:

    I read the Daily Mail U.K. every day. There’s US news there you’ll
    never see in ‘our’ news coverage. Also read the Jerusalem Post,
    NHK, Der Spiegal, IOL News for South Africa, Yonhap News (S. Korea)
    the Herald Sun (Australia), Pravda, and The Onion.There IS news from
    the rest of the planet if you look for it.

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