Radio host Alex Jones had another run-in with the TSA yesterday after agents searched his bag and found a jar of grape jelly.
Jones said that he went through the airport body scanner and a physical pat down but that TSA agents still insisted upon searching his bags.
After finding a jar of grape jelly, the agents told Jones that he was lucky they would still allow him to fly after such a violation.
TSA officials repeatedly asked Jones why he was transporting grape jelly before testing the contents of the jar for explosives.
“You’re free to go this time but you need to watch it,” one of the TSA agents subsequently told Jones.
“They searched me for 35 minutes until I barely made my plane and (they) got such enjoyment out of it,” said the radio host.
Jones hasn’t had any problems with the TSA over the last two years. The previous run-in occurred in 2013 when Jones was detained by the TSA and threatened with arrest for refusing to take his shoes off, an incident the radio host said was an example of him being deliberately targeted.
Despite innumerable complaints about the TSA prohibiting food items, jellies and jams are not allowed to be taken on planes unless they are below 3.4-ounces and are contained in a checked bag.
Women are also still being made to drink their own breast milk and in some cases TSA agents are confiscating it, forcing women to breast feed on the plane.
Jones’ radio show and website have featured content critical of the TSA for years, with many of these stories going viral.
The TSA has a history of threatening journalists who have reported negatively on experiences at the hands of the agency.
CNN reporter Drew Griffin was put on a TSA watch list immediately after he filed reports critical of the organization back in 2008. Conservative radio host and Breitbart Editor Dana Loesch has alleged that she is targeted for punishment in the form of a rough invasive pat down almost every time she flies.
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