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

(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.”

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COL
Nov 21, 2010 10:51 PM CST
Ok Libs think that because drudgereport did not have a proper TSA scan, that make it ok for us all to be groped?
Jusus
Nov 15, 2010 2:34 PM CST
I saw this screener at ATL, Hatfield, and I tried my best to get her to grab my junk, but they arrested me for exposure
Revoltingest
Nov 15, 2010 9:08 AM CST
For those of you who think the Drudge Report stuff is fake, let me tell you first hand that TSA goods do grab your junk & far worse, all without warning about how intimate they will be. It happened to me in the Ft Lauderdale airport last week. I'm absolutely never flying again. And the x-ray photos are extremely detailed.