Tuesday, January 05, 2010

For 50 Bonus Points...

...what's wrong with the opening paragraph of this story?

CBS2-NY: Comedy Of Errors: Cameras Didn't Work At Newark

It's a tale of shocking ineptitude: CBS 2 has learned a series of missteps unnecessarily added to the mayhem at Newark Liberty International Airport on Sunday. The six-hour delay stranded thousands of people, creating extreme crowding and chaos.

The mistakes made at the airport give new meaning to the term "domino effect." It was a cascading series of missteps that cry out for action.

The sign at the Transportation Security Administration screening post at Newark read: "Premises Under Constant Video Surveillance."

What is should add is: "If We're Lucky."

That's because CBS 2 has learned that when an unidentified man breached a secure area at Newark on Sunday night, delaying thousands of passengers for hours, the TSA cameras weren't working.

(emphasis not mine)

But, don't worry, people. The people hired by the federal government to oversee, regulate, and restrict all your healthcare choices will be wicked smarter.

Trust them.

UPDATE: 50 points for Bobman.

There's nothing "shocking" about government ineptitude.