Wednesday, February 24, 2010

No Fly Zone

Remember that story about the thwarted hijacking of an AirTran flight by porn-watching Muslims last November and the breathless tale by a passenger who saved everyone and became an instant hero on the right-wing internets? Yeah, well, according to the FAA, it never happened.

There were some unhappy people who were taken off the flight for not complying with the lawful requests of the crew, but that was pretty much it, and Tedd Petruna, the originator of the e-mail that told the harrowing tale wasn’t even on the flight. It sounds like he pretty much made up the whole thing.

But isn’t that how Tom Clancy got his start?