I'm listening to Fox News interview one of the passengers on that London-DC flight which landed in Boston because of suspect materials, and the passenger said all the airline passengers have been self-deputized and are alert to their fellow passengers. The same thing is happening to the "news": the consumers of the "news" are now investigating the veracity of that "news." And it's a good thing, too.
Good analogy - absolutely correct. I remember our first couple of flights after 9/11 - everybody was pretty vigilant about who was on those planes. Seems to be coming back strong again after the London plot was foiled last week.
Dan Rather then tries to pass off a fake story and now people question the "news". This guy remembered the whole Blather TANG fraud and the Little Green Footballs involvement, so he went there to post his suspicions. It's a damn good thing he did.
"I'm listening to Fox News interview one of the passengers on that London-DC flight which landed in Boston . . ."
That was Greta Van Sustren. She wasn't on that particular flight, but was sharing her experience on a recent flight out of London. None of the passengers aboard this flight have been interviewed yet.