not journalists

boing boing passes on ross mayfield’s report that the number of books you can carry on to planes will be (and is) limited. this is the sort of case where a journalist would do something tedious like contact the tsa and actually find out what the reality is, rather than relying on second-hand information that originated from a screener.

i think it is pretty clear that the policy is in regard to books of matches, regardless of ross’s impression of what the screener was talking about.

this is the sort of thing that undermines the bloggers-as-journalists argument.

» journalism, blogging
« april 18, 2005 7:57amat the conference »


Thankfully you know a man on the inside. There is indeed a limit on books of safety mathces not reading books. You can bring as many reading books as will fit in the overhead. For the reason on the ban on lighters you'll have to ask congress. They put the ban in the intel bill they passed in december.

» Jeff W » april 18, 2005 1:21pm

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