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Fox's Tantaros Treats Food Stamps As A Diet Plan: "Do You Know How Fabulous I'd Look?"

1:21 pm - 11/21/2012
Fox's Tantaros Treats Food Stamps As A Diet Plan: "Do You Know How Fabulous I'd Look?"

On the eve of Thanksgiving, Fox News pundit Andrea Tantaros mockingly dismissed the plight of hungry Americans, claiming that she would "look fabulous" if she were forced to live on a food stamp diet.

Tantaros' vapid commentary came in response to Newark, New Jersey, Mayor Cory Booker's pledge to accept the food-stamp challenge and try to subsist on $133 for food per month for an extended period of time, just as food stamp recipients in New Jersey do.

After Fox Business panelists speculated whether Booker's pledge is an effort at "positioning himself for a run for the presidency as a man of the people," Tantaros quipped: "I should try it because, do you know how fabulous I'd look. I'd be so skinny. I mean, the camera adds ten pounds."





Video is here if my embed didn't work.

Tantaros' comments are appalling and uninformed. While most of us feast on turkey and yams, stuffing and cranberries, on Thursday, millions of Americans will go hungry, just as they do every day. The food stamp challenge exists to demonstrate the struggles that food insecure families face trying to live on their monthly allotment of food.

Despite the difficulty in subsisting on food stamps, the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), which was formerly known as food stamps, helped keep millions of families out of poverty in 2011.

Tantaros' commentary continues a long and extensive Fox campaign to dismiss hunger-related issues and to demonize SNAP recipients.



In May, when celebrity chef Mario Batali took the food stamp challenge, Fox's Greg Gutfeld asked: "Does this make you want to slap him around?" Around that time, Sean Hannity encouraged those suffering with food insecurity to shun SNAP and instead eat more rice and beans, which he said could be purchased "for relatively negligible amounts of money."

We're still waiting for Fox to take the food stamp challenge.

Source

OP: Ah, food stamps! The ultimate diet plan! So that's why poor people are so thin... If the embed video doesn't work than please go to the source site. XD~

edit: there's no trigger warning for weight so I put body shamming. This tag is per request of a community member.
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layweed 21st-Nov-2012 11:16 pm (UTC)
Starvation is a diet plan? fuck you.

ETA: This was on PBS last night, maybe Tantaros should watch this. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/poor-kids/

Edited at 2012-11-21 11:20 pm (UTC)
sunktheglow 21st-Nov-2012 11:25 pm (UTC)
The would would be a better place if we wrangled up the Fox News nitwits and shot them into outer space.
romp 21st-Nov-2012 11:30 pm (UTC)
Grotesque. My thoughts today are on a single mother who has breast cancer. She's a black woman who grew up poor (and still is by most standards) so her odds were already high of getting cancer. To hear poverty reduced to a quip is too much.
the_physicist 21st-Nov-2012 11:31 pm (UTC)
*facepalm*
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veracity 21st-Nov-2012 11:34 pm (UTC)
Not to mention the lack of nutrition that overly processed (but usually the most inexpensive) food provides doesn't mean someone will be thin.
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darth_eldritch 21st-Nov-2012 11:37 pm (UTC)
Hey, Faux, fuck you.
mercystars 21st-Nov-2012 11:47 pm (UTC)
but i thought people on foodstamps were all spending them on things like foie gras and kobe beef and champagne.......
celtic_thistle 21st-Nov-2012 11:59 pm (UTC)
And cigarettes! Don't forget the cigarettes!
poetic_pixie_13 21st-Nov-2012 11:48 pm (UTC)


celtic_thistle 21st-Nov-2012 11:58 pm (UTC)
I love it when overpaid, out-of-touch pundits tell poor people how to run their fucking lives.
d00ditsemily 22nd-Nov-2012 12:02 am (UTC)
So first it's ~OMG all I see poor people buy on food stamps is junk food how dare they!!!~ to now you would be thin? ok
paksenarrion2 Relevant icon is relevant25th-Nov-2012 01:00 am (UTC)
and totally gankable if wanted. i usually whip it out in those posts that devolve into wank. And sadly they are all too common.

Just be sure to credit darkmanifest

I just see red when it starts and now it is turning to a haze with this shit.

Edited to actually add the right icon. *face palm*

Edited at 2012-11-25 01:01 am (UTC)
kitschaster 22nd-Nov-2012 12:14 am (UTC)
Fuck you and your basic ass logic of what it's like to be poor, you pile of talking foot fungus and old cabbage. I live on $133 a month in food stamps. Fuck you.

Edited at 2012-11-22 12:15 am (UTC)
songfire3 22nd-Nov-2012 12:42 am (UTC)
"Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity, nothing exceeds the criticisms made of the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed."
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celtic_thistle 22nd-Nov-2012 03:07 am (UTC)
not_emily 22nd-Nov-2012 12:47 am (UTC)
On the eve of Thanksgiving, Fox News pundit Andrea Tantaros mockingly dismissed the plight of hungry Americans, claiming that she would "look fabulous" if she were forced to live on a food stamp diet. revealed that she is a shitty human being.

moonbladem 22nd-Nov-2012 12:53 am (UTC)
Sean Hannity encouraged those suffering with food insecurity to shun SNAP and instead eat more rice and beans, which he said could be purchased "for relatively negligible amounts of money."

If it's such a good deal, then why don't you try surviving on rice and beans, day in and day out? Fuck you, Sean Hannity, you're nothing but an asshole.

Tantaros quipped: "I should try it because, do you know how fabulous I'd look. I'd be so skinny. I mean, the camera adds ten pounds."

Same to you, you insensitive dimwit. Just try living on food stamps... I'll bet you'll be moaning and complaining in no time. And oh, you think the camera adds ten pounds? We'll see what happens then.

WTF is up with these people that they think poverty is a fucking joke, that it becomes a punchline? I can't with these clueless, entitled idiots.
romp 22nd-Nov-2012 04:08 am (UTC)
Seriously. Clearly, they can't fathom a life in which there is no "negligible" amount of money.
drusilla43 22nd-Nov-2012 01:35 am (UTC)
Since I am also on food stamps, I find if I lay in some things that will keep (dry pasta, canned beans, tomato sauce), & doctor it a bit with spices & parsley, I do okay through the month. I have also found frozen vegetables and fruit (on sale) to be my friends. Round it out with cold & hot cereal. But I doubt any of the on-air personalities at Faux would enjoy my cuisine for very long.
glass_houses 22nd-Nov-2012 01:29 pm (UTC)
But omg how good you must look!!11
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