Thursday, September 9, 2010


Today's Wall Street Journal on ex-JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater, the instant 'folk hero' who deployed an emergency chute and exited his flight with beers in hand:

"...after investigations by two agencies in which every passenger and crew member was interviewed, no one on board the Aug. 9 flight from Pittsburgh to New York backed Mr. Slater's account of what led to his now-famous escape, according to law-enforcement officials with knowledge of the probe.

" 'Absolutely no one,' said a Port Authority police official who asked not to be named. "Not one person on that flight corroborates his story.' ''

" 'He got his 15 minutes of fame,' the official continued. 'Everyone became enamored with him, but his story is totally uncorroborated by witness accounts.' ''

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