Denver Airports Do Not Approve Of Sports Illustrated

Thursday, September 18, 2008

How ironic is it that two days ago we were talking about how certain airports are adding SI stores to their terminals, and now we get this. Denver International Airport's Internet filter is apparently blocking certain websites because they have been deemed inappropriate, and yep....Sports Illustrated is one of them. From The Seattle Times via SbB....

Want to browse VANITY FAIR magazine on the Denver airport’s free Wi-Fi system? Sorry. You’ll have to buy it at the newsstand, because Denver International Airport’s Internet filter blocks VANITY FAIR as “provocative.”

Nor can you get to the popular gossip column on the Denver airport’s Wi-Fi signal. Or the hipster-geek favorite BOINGBOING.NET. Or the SPORTS ILLUSTRATED swimsuit photos, even though the magazine’s bare-breasted cover shot is on prominent display at airport stores, right next to PENTHOUSE and HUSTLER.

Airport officials are erring on the side of caution in blocking access to certain sites through the free Internet browser offered to travelers. They say they’re using prudent judgment in a public, family-friendly atmosphere.
Well that's random now isn't it? Apparently even the airport spokesman is aware of the matter, but doesn't plan on doing anything about it. Sorry SI, you won't be getting any of the over 4,000! wi-fi connections from the airport anytime soon.

Denver airport Wi-Fi blocks popular magazine Web sites (Seattle Times)
Denver Airport Considers SI.Com A Porno Website (Sports by Brooks)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 9:37 AM


what the hell is up with the weird random capitalization today

Mike Georger said...
Sep 18, 2008, 10:22:00 AM  

could it be that airports don't want to offer up content for free that stranded travelers have paid for in Hudson News stands for years?

I wouldn't be surprised it there was something like that involved since the article goes out of its way to mention magazines.

wishmewell said...
Sep 18, 2008, 10:41:00 AM  

That Burger King sandwich looks terrible.

GMoney said...
Sep 18, 2008, 10:47:00 AM  

I blame Denver resident Rick Reilly.

odessasteps said...
Sep 18, 2008, 12:44:00 PM  

Must be the Swimsuit issue pictures!

JamesCraven said...
Sep 18, 2008, 7:07:00 PM  

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