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Mike Francesa’s Knee Apparently Sets Off TSA Metal Detectors, Leads To 15-Minute, Francesa-Enraging Pat-Down


Over the weekend, sleepy New York radio host Mike Francesa was caravanned on over to the Super Bowl in New Orleans, escorted by a slew of police officers because law-breakers are everywhere. It turns out that the story is sort of not true, in that the police were just Mike Francesa cop buddies walking with him and not “escorting.” Whatever.

But tucked away in his story-refutation rant was the chuckles-worthy image of Mike Francesa’s knee replacement setting of TSA metal detectors at LaGuardia Airport. It happens every time, apparently. Except this time Francesa, in detail, shared his frustration with airport security procedures, which included a mini-rant against some poor TSA officer having to feel up all the crevices of Mike Francesa for 15 minutes. But of course, in Francesa’s eyes, he’s the victim here.

“When I got to the airport, I stood on every line. Not only did I stand on every line, but I hate metal check. It’s one of my least favorite things in the history of the world because of the fact that I have a knee replacement, and it goes off every time. I stood on the line…waited…waited…got up there, put all my stuff in the bin, and of course it went off. So the guy came ovah, and the policemen who were…the guys who were gonna hang out with me because I was there about an hour early, were waitin’ at the end when I got through. They were gonna join me again and walk with me and sit down and talk for a couple of minutes, talk a little sports. I got in there, and the guy said, ‘Do you want to go to an area where you can have a, you know, a private search, or do it here?’ I said, ‘Do it here!’ Well this guy, I’m telling you…now, I don’t fly – I don’t go to the airport too many times ’cause I don’t like it that much, okay? So I go in there, and this guy, proceeds basically to search me and basically pat me down for like 15 minutes, to the point where I was gonna slug him. I couldn’t take it anymore. And finally they clear me to go. It went on forever. I must have been with this guy for 10 minutes. It was like a second date by the time I finished with this guy.”

Huzzah! Everybody wants them some Mike Francesa bod. And by the way: Mike Francesa will let you feel him up on second dates. So much for romance these days.

You can take a listen to the whole deal here, if you’re so inclined:

[Bob's Blitz]



  • Captainelectron

    So the sheeple reporter thinks it is OK to have fedgov goons probing away?

  • Anonymous

    “Uncontrolled search and seizure is one of the first and most effective weapons in the arsenal of every arbitrary government. Among deprivations of rights, none is so effective in cowing a population, crushing the spirit of the individual and putting terror in every heart.”
    Justice Robert Jackson, chief U.S. prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials

    I will not subject myself nor my family to needless radiation exposure nor TSA molestation. My family and I will not be flying until the TSA changes these procedures.

  • http://twitter.com/emshighway emshighway

    All he had to do is go to the whole body imager which is not radiation but is millimeter wave technology. The pat down is done for your safety and trust us no one really wants to touch his body.

  • 1amWendy

    Dylan Murphy – as a woman who has worn an artificial leg for 58 years, and who traversed 21 airports dozens and dozens of times between 2001 and 2010 I can say with great certainly and outrage that you are a donkey’s behind. The commercial airlines have lost me as a frequent consumer because this country has decided that traveling with any type of medical device is the equivalent to driving while black. Shame on you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000025282812 Dee Jaye

    The Millimeter wave scanners are no better as their technology has been proven to literally rip DNA apart. “resonant effects allow THz waves to unzip double-stranded DNA, creating bubbles in the double strand that could significantly interfere with processes such as gene expression and DNA replication.”- Source from MIT

    I am a commercial pilot living abroad because I am not afraid, and I know the truth about all the BS and lies behind: 9/11, The Patriot Act, DHS, TSA, NDAA, etc… I will not return to my native country because of the Terrorizing Sexual Assault (TSA).
    I.C. – FAA Certified Flight Instructor/Airline Transport Pilot &… 9/11 Ground Zero First Responder

  • Anonymous

    This reporter should be fired for being a Statist suck up. What an insulting piece of propaganda.

    Frequent fliers see TSA often enough to recognize that these invasive searches and security theatrics are done to create the appearance of security without providing any real benefit.

    Perhaps TSA can explain how any of this is keeping us safe when TSA screeners haven’t caught or even identified one terrorist after 11 years and over $80 billion in funding.

    Can TSA explain how pulling the dress off of a 17 year old on a church trip and exposing her breasts to her classmates and everyone at the checkpoint is protecting her?

    Or how humiliating and exposing a dying woman’s feeding tube at the checkpoint despite her request for a private screening is preventing a terrorist attack.

    How was security improved by pulling an Ohio mother off of her flight and strip searching because she wasn’t white?

    Maybe TSA can explain how stealing our property is going to prevent another 9/11.

    We would like to know how having 105 TSA workers arrested in the last 24 months including 15 arrested for child sex crimes, 30 for theft, 12 for smuggling and one for murder is acceptable.

    Can TSA explain how having over a dozen screeners smuggling drugs and guns through our airports in the past 24 months is essential to airport security?

    Maybe TSA can explain how keeping a known pedophile, Thomas Harkin, working at Philadelphia airport six months after he was exposed is keeping our skies safe.

    Maybe TSA will answer why the agency hasn’t obeyed the court order to take public comment on the scanners and is now moving the dangerous x-ray units to small airports.

    No planes were hijacked between October 2001 and November 2010 without groping children, strip searching women and stealing our property. No malls have been bombed or attacks made on sports events and TSA is nowhere near those venues so they can’t be credited with protecting airports either These abusive procedures weren’t necessary then and aren’t necessary now.

    This agency has become a national disgrace and is endangering more people than it protects. It is long past time for TSA to be replaced with a sensible system staffed by reputable workers, not criminals.

    TSA has done more damage to our freedoms than Al Qaeda could have ever hoped to do.

    Irresponsible media reporting promoting TSA propaganda is slowing reform of this failed agency and making air travel less secure.

  • Jo Mamma

    If Francesa wasn’t such a fat pig then his knee wouldn’t need to have been operated on and this would not have happened! Eat a carrot fatty!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002152481201 TestJeff Pierce

    The “pat downs” are NOT what happens at a sporting event. The TSA commits crimes in all 50 states through unwanted touching of our penises, testicles, vulvas (external part of a woman’s private parts), and female breasts. It is a crime, and the police cannot touch you that way without reasonable suspicion.

    Obviously, Mr. Murphy has no clue that “flying while handicapped” is the new “driving while black” or “walking while a minority in NYC”.

    Many women are especially singled out for mastectomy scars – such as in the unconstitutional scanners – and at minimum about 14 million Americans are subject to potentially criminal patdowns just because of false positives of scanners. Instead of letting insensitive frequent flyers (the small minority who meet some magical standard) join PreCheck, we should actually take care of our medically challenged.

    At any rate, gutless wonders like Mr. Murphy are what allow a dead, rotting corpse at the bottom of the ocean to WIN. Thanks for supporting the GeTSApo. Osama loves you.


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