Federalist Senior Editor Chris Bedford discussed the industrial fear complex on Fox News Thursday, reacting to former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff — who sits on the board of major defense firms and operates a cybersecurity consulting firm — calling for a Jan. 6 capitol riot commission.
Bedford described his experience several years ago listening to Chertoff lecture on a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) airport scanner technology that targeted the privacy of Americans.
“This is a whole mystery that’s been built,” Bedford said. “When I was just beginning as a young reporter at the end of the Bush administration, I was at a speech at a major conservative think tank, where Michael Chertoff was there. He was talking about a new technology he was unveiling that would allow TSA agents to scan Americans and get their naked image, and put it in front of a TSA agent to see every single aspect of them, and determine if they