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MEL_Traveller

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"it is a serious issue, which hasn’t been fixed, and now Fox has alerted everyone."
..... and so, Fox have had it fixed. Again, why do you think Fox has not made the aviation industry safer?
Because Fox didn't identify the problem, they didn't fix anything. All they did was report the problem. The TSA had already identified the issue through their own audits and taken action.

Now, if Fox had done their own undercover investigation and identified a loophole that was being used to compromise safety... that would have made things safer. But that's not what happened here.
 

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Because Fox didn't identify the problem, they didn't fix anything. All they did was report the problem. The TSA had already identified the issue through their own audits and taken action.
No they had not.

The second video says they had identified the issue but not done much, whereas as a result of the Tucker Carlson report they were now doing something new - sending TSA people along with the contractors to see that they are actually doing the job.
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Renato
 

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No they had not.

The second video says they had identified the issue but not done much, whereas as a result of the Tucker Carlson report they were now doing something new - sending TSA people along with the contractors to see that they are actually doing the job.
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Renato
Fox news only got the story through a freedom of information request. That means the TSA had already identified and resolved the issue, even before Fox reported it.

And if they didn’t, then fox is wholly irresponsible, as per your original post, of highlighting an issue which could have serious security implications.

While fox has made a story out of it, that story hasn’t actually uncovered anything ‘new’.
 

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Many years ago I worked in a post office in SA. The Advertiser ran a story about how AP sent the post offices' daily takings through the mail with the delivery drivers.

There was a mad scramble by AP to put some more secure arrangements in place. For a week or so there were a lot of very nervous delivery drivers.

I knew an Advertiser editor at the time and I don't think there was an attempt to contact AP for comment or to do anything about it before the story broke. They were just after the headline, regardless of the immediate safety implications. So if Fox ran a story on poor current practices it is unfortunately nothing new.

Footnote: After the story post offices had time delay safes, and Armaguard or similar pick-ups/drop offs organised. So it could be argued the paper improved AP safety, but at the cost of temporarily reducing it.
 

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Fox news only got the story through a freedom of information request. That means the TSA had already identified and resolved the issue, even before Fox reported it.

And if they didn’t, then fox is wholly irresponsible, as per your original post, of highlighting an issue which could have serious security implications.

While fox has made a story out of it, that story hasn’t actually uncovered anything ‘new’.
The story reported something unknown to the US public - thus they did in fact report something new.
If they hadn't, we wouldn't be here talking about it.

And TSA took action after the Fox News broadcast - not before.
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Many years ago I worked in a post office in SA. The Advertiser ran a story about how AP sent the post offices' daily takings through the mail with the delivery drivers.

There was a mad scramble by AP to put some more secure arrangements in place. For a week or so there were a lot of very nervous delivery drivers.

I knew an Advertiser editor at the time and I don't think there was an attempt to contact AP for comment or to do anything about it before the story broke. They were just after the headline, regardless of the immediate safety implications. So if Fox ran a story on poor current practices it is unfortunately nothing new.

Footnote: After the story post offices had time delay safes, and Armaguard or similar pick-ups/drop offs organised. So it could be argued the paper improved AP safety, but at the cost of temporarily reducing it.
Interesting. I can imagine their nervousness.
Remember though, Australia Post had been happy to put the health and safety of their employees at great risk.
And I guess one can speculate that someone unhappy with that risk, passed the story - known to most employees - onto The Advertiser.
Regards,
Renato
 

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