If You Can't Criticize 'em, Lobby 'em!


After experiencing the apparently lonely "cultural revelation" that the Department of Homeland Security is doing a bang-up job ("sure they don't do everything right, but they work their asses off and take all kinds of shit from the press and the pundits and just keep their heads down and do the job they said they would do"), former media critic Steven Brill is launching "a company with key players in the homeland security industry that will offer a private, voluntary, biometrically secure identification card providing access to a fast line at entrances to airports, office buildings, train terminals, arenas, and other security bottlenecks across the United States." Like much of what the journalist/entrepreneur proposes, it certainly sounds interesting. (Link via Romenesko)