Yes, Washington Post, you did call Knee Defender ‘a recipe for air rage,’ but…

The Washington Post reports this week that it warned in 2003 that the Knee Defender device is “a recipe for air rage.”defend

What the paper doesn’t report is that in 2004 it called the Knee Defender a “solution” to the problem of reclining airline seats. From that story:

* SNAG: The guy in the seat in front of you has reclined his seat so far back your knees are in your face.

* SOLUTION: If the guy won’t compromise, whip out your Knee Defender (, a plastic device that snaps onto your tray table and controls how far your nemesis can put his seat back.

The Post’s decade-old mention is being used as an “endorsement” for Knee Defender.

* “The Post noted presciently in 2003: ‘It’s a recipe for air rage.'” (
* “If the guy won’t compromise, whip out your Knee Defender” (