Lies, Damn Lies, and Airlines’ Statistics

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More and more patriots who object to the State’s sexual assaults and irradiation at airports are staying on the ground. Yet we continue reading claims from the Fourth Branch of Govern—sorry, Estate that “The airline industry just wrapped up its most profitable year in a decade…”

What gives?

A media that is about as sloppy, inaccurate, deceitful, and loyal to Leviathan as your average bureaucrat. Reporters and editors seldom bother investigating what comprises an airline’s profits; the line above is a rare exception because the writer goes on to explain: “…in large part by charging so-called ‘ancillary’ fees, such as change fees. United Airlines collected $243 million in cancellation and change fees during the first three quarters of 2010, and domestic airlines as a whole collected $1.7 billion, already surpassing the figure for all of 2009.”

My fellow dissidents, plant yourselves staunchly on terra firma, and don’t let misleading stories about airlines’ booming business shake your resolve: the profits ain’t from increased ridership. Abolish the TSA.

7:26 pm on January 8, 2011