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Video: Fox TV in hot water after presenter says food stamps are 'fabulous' diet

Published 23/11/2012|14:50

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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.

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Asked during The Five show if she could survive on food stamps – which provide an average food subsidy of $133 (€103) 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."Independent News Service

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