So by now millions of people have seen the video of the guy being dragged off the United Airlines Flight.
When I first saw the video I was in with the meme, had fallen into the group think hole. But then, “the rest of the story” comes out as Paul Harvey used to say. The rest of the story is this:
1. It’s a 4 hour drive from Chicago to Louisville, where the flight was headed.
2. The guy was offered $1000 bucks in United flight credits for his seat.
3. The guy was belligerent to the flight crew
4. When you buy a plane ticket you agree that you can be bumped. You agree that if needed, the airline will remove you from the plane.
United takes a beating because a video with some of the story makes its way around the world before the whole story comes out.
This is group think and everything that’s wrong with the surveillance society we live in, where everyone is filming each other — all the time. Where we make decisions based on a moment in time, before the whole story is told.