TSA Likens Photographers to Terrorists

September 22, 2010

It doesn't matter whether you are a photojournalist or a tourist ready to spend — the Transportation Security Administration does not want you taking pictures around airports.

The TSA caught major flak (pardon the expression) for its recent poster showing a photographer in a hoodie taking pictures at an airport and urging people to call the cops if they saw such a thing.

That could affect journalists' ability to do their job, whether they are documenting airport safety violations or pollution from nearby refineries.