Gizmodo, Drudge Fooled by Fake 'TSA Porn'

That's not an image from a body scanner, just a nude model

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 28, 2010 12:50 PM CST

(Newser) Gizmodo gets about “30,000 views in a single day” of a post with hot TSA full body scanner pics of an attractive female, Kashmir Hill writes, but it would be wise “to add a ‘this is a hoax’ update” since the photos are obviously fake. The site poached a Drudge post containing a grayscale scan, and a miraculous Photoshop transformation into a lifelike image of a naked woman. But the Photoshopping actually goes the other way.

“The first clue to this being a hoax is that people don’t usually assume the Jesus pose while being checked out by TSA personnel,” Hill writes on True/Slant. “In fact, the woman is not a frequent flyer. She’s a nude model.” NSFW proof here. “So yeah,” Hill concludes, “the image that Drudge Report and Gizmodo linked was hot and made TSA images seem like they could be hot.” But in reality, they are “not hot.”

The offending image.   (True/Slant, Gizmodo, Drudge Report)
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