December 21, 2006, - 2:26 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Most press reports about the at LAX’s airport security checkpoint brand this “an innocent mistake” as did airport official Paul Haney. Or they branded her “an inexperienced traveler.”grandmother who put her 1-month-old grandson through the X-Ray machine
But this was neither a mistake nor did it have anything to do with inexperience. It had to do with one thing–the grandmother DOES NOT SPEAK ENGLISH. She chose not to learn English deliberately and, therefore, endangered her grandson.
One wonders if she was even an American citizen or here legally. If only reporters had the diligence or interest to check her status. Predictably, they did not.
Tags: official, Paul Haney, x-ray