Fox Pundit Andrea Tantaros mocked the poor on Thanksgiving eve. I think this deserves a food stamp challenge

While sitting at our dining room tables, collecting our thoughts in review of all for which we are thankful, and looking ahead on how much more we can accomplish to better the world in some small way, Fox News pundit Andrea Tantaros declared on the eve of Thanksgiving, that she would “look fabulous” if forced to live on Food stamps. Yes, she went there. She mocked the poor. Mayor Cory Booker recently agreed to live on $133 per month, just as food stamp recipients do, and that was the catalyst for Tantaros’ distasteful diatribe against the poor.

Please help Andrea.


How Tantoros stepped in it.

As reported here, Mayor Booker tweeted, ”An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics” Plutarch ancient Greek historian (c. 46 – 120 CE),” a Twitter battle of sorts began. A couple of Republicans responded by deeming the mayor as a Socialist, so Booker presented one ‘special’ Republican with a challenge: Live on food stamps for an extended period of time, and Booker, will meet the challenge.

The attention garnered did not sit well with the Fox pundit.  After Fox Business panelists speculated whether Booker’s pledge was an effort at “positioning himself for a run for the Presidency as a man of the people,” Tantaros chimed in: “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.”

To be sure, with Cory Booker, this was not political posturing, but just another day in his life. The man has saved citizens from burning buildings, fixed traffic lights, dug residents out of snowbound areas after a blizzard, and recently, invited people into his home after they had lost power, to recharge their tech devices, warm up, kick back and watch a movie. After Superstorm Sandy’s aftermath, Booker took to tweeting non-stop with updates on power outages, calming upset constituents and checking up on those in need.

That said, Andrea Tantoros is posturing to keep her job as a propagandist with Fox News while garnering attention by ridiculing the poor — on the air and not even behind closed doors like Mitt Romney did — and needy. But, just in case she’s being genuine (and we know she’s not), let’s present her with the food stamp challenge.

This is a bipartisan effort by FreakOutNation — Tantoros declared her desire to “look FABULOUS” and “skinny” so that she can resemble the millions of people that go hungry in America every day — and we want to help her. We care! Apparently, Andrea’s low self-esteem is worsening. She’s not obese but obviously feels that she is.

We can help you Andrea and you don’t need to be ‘forced’ on the diet! Take the food stamp challenge, but be prepared to eat icky Ramen Noodles daily.

How about it gurlfriend? Don’t make me go all petition on your ass. Put your food stamps where your mouth is — are you a survivor, or just a propagandist? I’m guessing she’s the latter.

As Media Matters notes, “Sean Hannity encouraged those suffering with food insecurity to shun SNAP and instead eat more rice and beans, which he said could be purchased “for relatively negligible amounts of money.” So, we should extend this challenge to Hannity as well. Perhaps next time they think of mocking those less fortunate than they are, they’ll remember those yummy Ramen Noodles, that they had to endure for a month in order to survive.

Image: Huffington Post

  • Nancy Langenwalter

    Seeing that millions of people are going HUNGRY each day, it seems the PERFECT TIME to have one of the most POPULAR ladies, at least according to her, try to eat what millions of others are eating every single day, not to look thinner but because it’s all they can afford. Angela Tantoros, needs to eat as so many others are doing, not to look prettier but to SURVIVE, HOW MANY OF YOU THINK ANGELA TANTOROS CAN DO IT? This is VERY IMPORTANT so do what you can to help, by listening, following what others are doing, and lastly BE HONEST….WE are ready to START, NOW: WE are going to START NOW. Please join. <3 Nancy Langenwalter
    <3 <3

    • Andrea Tantaros’ good twin

      I know for a fact, she can’t do it.

      • Travis Burton

        Who is Angela Tantaros?

  • David Starkey

    help her

    • That Guy

      Starve her ass. Food stamps should do it!

      • Bill Garlick

        She looks like a overfed pig anyway,over paid bitch

  • Matt Begley

    No matter how much weight this sow sheds she will never look good. That skanky lookin’ whore could scare the fungus off a gator’s ass.

    • Michael L. Hoenig

      You ever *see* how much fungus that would be?

      My god, man! You think she’s really *that* skanky?!?!!!

    • Travis Burton

      How dare you say that about any woman you misogynist.

  • yaymccheeks

    One suspects that no amount of dieting will leave her looking fabulous, just as no length of time on Food Stamps will gain her a soul.

  • Sally

    Hannity? I seem to remember that he voulnteered to be waterboarded on air to prove that it wasn’t torture. Still waiting. I doubt he’d go without a meal except to save his job, and Roger would never ask him to sacrifice anything for the country.

    • Travis Burton

      Relax, take a breather.

  • shawn_von_socialist

    journalists are in the top 1 percent… they dont work for common man no matter what- even if they pretend to care they love the system how it is-

  • Bobby

    Andrea is the best and tells it like it should be told. And she should not even stoop so low as to comment back to the ignorant that are raising stink about what she said. America is more divided than ever before. And no it’s not black people that I am referring to, it’s the folks wanting a handout for everything, and this has nothing to do with race, it all people abusing the system.


    Disgusting Sean Hannity who makes millions per year shoveling lies and RW b.s. dares to tell those who need food stamps that they should just eat more rice & beans? Hannity, how often do you eat rice & beans? Shall we ask your wife? Do you order it when you dine out in NY as you frequently do?

    As for Tantaros, mocking the poor shows what little compassion and understanding these idiots have for those who are without the means to feed themselves. Rather than lose weight in an attempt to look better on TV, just quit your job, I guarantee even Fox will look better without the likes of you.

  • dodfireman

    Man, this makes it really hard to agree with your beliefs. Food Stamps are not meant to live your life on. They are meant to supplement income. Jesus, I try to be see everyone’s side on issues, but the absolute hate on both sides and the lack of the ability to think a thought for yourselves (Dem and Repub both have this problem) just turns me off to everything else you might say.

  • Marion Miranda-Keane

    How about Tantoros wearing ten dollar wal-mart shoes instead of four hundred dollar shoes , I think that would shut her up about the poor. Giving up her shoes , will bring her down to reality !

    • Travis Burton

      She wasn’t born into wealth, she knows what living in the lower class is like.

  • LaiLuAvant

    I’m no Hannity fan, but what he said is actually smart. Rice and beans are one of the least expensive ways to get reasonably balanced proteins, carbs, and some vitamins on a food stamp diet. I know, I’ve done it. Much more healthy and satisfying than processed bleached noodles with high salt high fat chemical broth.

  • Corey

    shes not a white christian, why is she on FOX? THESE people need to be erradicated….wheres a good terminator when u need one? do they even know they are the same kind of folks Hitler loved, and royal families who made common folk pay taxes so they could do whatever they wanted…..just like todays conservative pigs. NEVER in the history of the USA or mankind, has this conservative ideology been good for the majority of people…just the wealthy, who have access to people who make laws to keep them in power and wealthy. WHEN WILL AMERICANS STAND UP AND FIGHT LIKE PEOPLE IN OTHER COUNTRIES DO?

    • Travis Burton

      What on earth are you talking about? Hitler and royal families? Conservative ideology is based off of what was liberal ideology in the 18 & 19 century. It’s modern liberal ideology that has hurt Americans.

  • Travis Burton

    So many of your comments were very misogynistic. Relax, she was making a self deprecative joke. I thought the left was about open minded ness and acceptance. People say that republicans are the angry anti-woman party but you are doing what you condemn! This was really dramatic, the article and the the comments. Please stop the hate and overreaction. All of this was much too dramatic for me, and I’m in high school! Many of you have set a horrible example.

  • Preston P. Ward

    $133 in food stamps a month? Where do they get their figures from?? In Missouri, if you’re permanently disabled (as in UNABLE to work, not “lazy moochers” as the Faux News crowd would call them), one only gets $47 a month in food stamps (that’s not a typo — it’s forty-seven), not $133 per month. And that’s for someone receiving the the princely sum of $650.00 in disability, so it’s not like they’d have any other income coming in to supplement their food budget. And some people receive less than that in disability. I’ve heard of people in Oklahoma who only receive $22 a month in food stamps too. Let’s see these Fox Noise blabbermouths try and survive on that. Or let’s see them at least just create an itemized budget on how they’d survive on that.

    What’s especially hypocritical about them too is that they like to call themselves “Christians” and play the victimized Christian role at every opportunity. As if Jesus would ever have said or done anything that anyone on Fixed News says or does! But this is what Fox So-Called News viewers want… they’re wicked, depraved, craven, immoral people, so they actually WANT people starving in the streets if it means it would save them a penny. They simply do not care about other people, period.