Talk show host Conan O'Brien recently reported that the acting director of the TSA was forced to step down. It's not an altogether unsurprising development, given the recent revelation that the transportation security organization failed some 95 percent of its internal tests, letting through fake weapons and/or explosives in 67 out of 70 trials. Yikes.
And so Mr. O'Brien, a man of the people, calls in a "TSA agent" and asks the question we're all thinking: how did such a big whoopsie-daisy happen to a federal security agency that will otherwise lambast you for toting a full-size tube of toothpaste?
The "agent's" answer: the media is "focusing only on the negatives and not mentioning all of the items the TSA successfully intercepted, things like this 4oz. bottle of shampoo, a full ounce over the allowable limit. Liquid death. We stopped it. We also stopped this pacemaker right here."
The hilarity, in full, is below:
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