Another day, another Transportation Security Administration pat-down photo. The latest image to hit the blogosphere shows a baby receiving a modified pat-down in the security area of Kansas City (Mo.) International Airport.
Here's the tweet that started it all: "Just saw #tsa agents patting down a little baby at @KCIAAirport Pretty sure that's extreme. Check the pic." That Twitter message, sent on Saturday from Jacob Jester, included this link to the photo.
The photo was a smash, viewed by more than 300,000 as of Thursday, and affixed to it, on numerous blogs and websites, was some version of this caption/headline "TSA Looking for Poop Bombs?"
The TSA was not amused.
"I’ve changed enough diapers to know a thing or two about 'poop bombs,' but something really stinks about the attention this photo is getting," Blogger Bob wrote on behalf of the agency Monday on the TSA's official blog. "The photo – taken by someone not traveling with the family – has gone viral."