If the TSA wants to demonstrate what an invaluable service they provide, perhaps they shouldn't be showcasing how much free time they have to Photoshop pictures of potentially devastating carry-on items after carefully arranging them on top of incident reports that haven't even been filled out yet.
Even Terrence Malick would call this pretentious.
The State Department Has Been Buying Facebook Likes
The U.S. State Department's Bureau of International Information Programs recently purchased over 2 million Facebook "likes" for the princely sum of $630,000, because why be legitimately popular when you can buy social currency for half a million dollars? That's like filling up your friends list with a bunch of fake accounts for nonexistent people and using them to leave encouraging messages on your wall.
Apparently the State Department's goal for dealing in counterfeit Internet approval was to reach "older" and "more influential" people, a disturbing revelation, considering that we'd assume a top-level government organization would have a better line to the world's most influential people than a social media service originally designed for college-age stalkers. At any rate, their baffling master plan failed catastrophically, because only about 2 percent of their followers actually shared or commented on any of their posts.
So about the same ratio as people that don't pay for followers.
To put all of this in perspective, with the amount of money the State Department spent on Facebook likes, they could've bought every single one of their civil service employees a Fonzie jacket and still had cash to spare. And that would've been a much more successful government outreach campaign, because if people then assumed that the Fonz was monitoring their cellphone conversations, everyone would've been delighted.
"I'm proud to serve the NS-AAYYYY."