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."
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