Remember the bogus “one-way ticket” meme we told you about earlier this week? That’s the false idea that’s been ricocheting around the media that Umar Abdulmutallab bought a one-way fare to fly to Detroit on Christmas, supposedly another red flag missed by authorities.
Well the myth was repeated so many times, the Obama Administration had to go to Congress to disabuse members of the idea. The Los Angeles Times reports:
The alleged Christmas Day airline bomber had purchased a round-trip ticket — not a one- way fare, as has been widely reported — the Obama administration told congressional aides in a closed briefing Tuesday.