Former digital editor at The Takeaway, former producer at The Brian Lehrer Show.
The backlash against new airport screening procedures is growing. Last month, the Transportation Security Administration started rolling out full body scanners that allow screeners to check for weapons concealed by clothing. If a passenger opts out of the scan, they must submit to an "enhanced" pat-down.
A group of fliers is calling for people to boycott the scanners over the Thanksgiving holiday, forcing screeners to conduct the pat-downs, causing disruptions at one of the busiest travel times of the year. The scanners take about 30 seconds, but the pat-downs last several minutes per passenger.
We'll ask Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano about the new policy, but we're asking you, Is this controversy causing you to rethink your travel plans during the holidays?
One of the websites calling for the protests, WeWontFly tells MSNBC.com that some disgruntled passengers are even threatening to show up to the scanners wearing kilts with no underwear (men) or in revealing lingerie (women).
According to CNN, there are 385 full-body scanning machines at 68 airports nationwide.