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A passenger smiles as he is told by Transportation Security Administration officers that he doesn A passenger smiles as he is told by Transportation Security Administration officers that he doesn't need to remove his shoes while going through a new expedited security line Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)  

Fox News host says TSA damaged his bag with company logo on it

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

Fox News Radio host Todd Starnes is blaming agents with the Transportation Security Administration for removing his employer’s logo from his bag and ultimately damaging his luggage as he traveled by air over the holiday weekend.

In a series of messages posted to Twitter, Starnes, the host of the Fox News & Commentary show, said a TSA agent merely told him to “call the government” to get money when he inquired about his damaged bag.

“TSA ripped off my Fox News logo and sliced up my luggage,” Starnes said in one tweet.

A photo tweeted by Starnes shows a black bag with tape wrapped in TSA tape that says, “inspected.”

In another tweet, Starnes said a TSA agent told him “it could take up to 6 months to investigate my bag they destroyed.”

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