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There will certainly be enough people pissed off at Andrea Tantaros for her astounding narcissism and lack of empathy toward her fellow human beings (although at Fox News, I'm sure such callousness puts you on the fast track). But I really and truly feel sorry for the woman. Imagine how her stunted emotions, her ability to compartmentalize other people's pain, must play out in every attempt at human intimacy. The woman is truly to be pitied:
Fox News host Andrea Tantaros on Wednesday seemed to be mocking the millions of hungry Americans who are forced to used food stamps when she suggested that the program would make for a great diet plan.
During a Thanksgiving-eve segment on Fox Business, host Stuart Varney noted that Newark Mayor Cory Booker had accepted a challenge to live on food stamps for a week.
“Could you like on 133 bucks a month for food?” Varney asked Tantaros, who co-hosts Fox News’ The Five.
“I should try it because, do you know how fabulous I’d look?” she replied. “I mean, the camera adds ten pounds. It really does. I would be looking great.”
According to the USDA, 50.1 million Americans lived with food insecurity in 2011. Over 57 percent of those households participated in federal food assistance programs.
You can shine your shoes and wear a suit
You can comb your hair and look quite cute
You can hide your face behind a smile
One thing you can't hide is when you're crippled inside.