Fox TV presenter Andrea Tantaros says food stamps are 'fabulous' diet
Nikhil Kumar is The Independent's New York correspondent. He was formerly assistant editor on the foreign desk and has also done a variety of jobs on the city desk, where he wrote about markets, commodities and other business and economics topics.
Friday 23 November 2012
A Fox News presenter has brought more controversy to the notoriously right-wing broadcaster by suggesting that poor families could benefit from having to rely on food stamps as it could help them diet.
Asked during The Five show if she could survive on food stamps – which provide an average food subsidy of $133 (£83) a month for hard-up families – Andrea Tantaros said: "I should try it because do you know how fabulous I'd look? I'd be so skinny. I mean, the camera adds 10 pounds, it really does."
The 33-year-old TV host offered no apology later, tweeting: "It's amazing how stupid & humorless some liberals can be." She also referred to government adverts which she claimed were "telling us food stamps wld make us LOOK GREAT."
- 1 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 2 Kim Kardashian on Bruce Jenner's 'story': 'We support him no matter what, and I think when the time is right, he'll talk'
- 3 Russian girl takes her own life after parents find pornography on her computer
- 4 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 5 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: This established Digital Agency based in East ...
£35 - 45K + COMMISSION (NEG): Guru Careers: A Sales Director / Business Develo...
£30000 - £35000 per annum + 20 days holidays & pension: Ashdown Group: Marketi...
£35000 - £40000 per annum: Sauce Recruitment: Working for a independently owne...