Thursday, November 22, 2012

Fox News, where mocking the poor makes Thanksgiving so much fun

By Michael J.W. Stickings

Media Matters:

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."

What an appalling thing to say, if hardly surprising coming from someone at Fox. Honestly, she can go fuck herself.

I might add that she got where she is because of things other than her brains, but for all I know she's a smart woman who just happens to have some truly terrible political views. (Though she actually seems to be a combination of vapid and obnoxious, and her opportunistic career in the Republican propaganda machine in PR and media strategy, which is where the generally brainless wonders of the political class tend to reside, suggests that as well.)

Conservatism may occasionally be attractive on the outside, but inside it's ugly and rotten to the core.

Case in point.

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  • But,she makes men get boners!?!?!

    By Blogger Grung_e_Gene, at 4:08 PM  

  • Sort of the way Palin did when she did that little wink. Republicans just loved that.

    By Blogger Michael J.W. Stickings, at 10:25 PM  

  • Read something recently about how all Fox women are made up to look the same, like some crazy male fantasy.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:01 AM  

  • Yeah, but then Karl Rove, Krazy Bill Kristol, or Charles Krauthammer shows up and your erection goes the way of Romney's electoral chances in Ohio.

    By Blogger Michael J.W. Stickings, at 12:03 AM  

  • Yes, it's really sickening the way these wingnuts mock the plight of the poor.
    I recall when Reagan joked about the poor and hungry in America in a speech in 1964. He said, "We were told four years ago that 17 million people went to bed hungry every night. Well, that was probably true. They were all on a diet."
    Yuck, yuck, yuck.
    These are some sick people.

    By Blogger Marc McDonald, at 2:44 AM  

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