Wednesday, July 10, 2013

How Right-Wing Media Assisted Food Stamp Removal From Farm Bill

JOHN KERR & ALBERT KLEINE/Media Matters For America

House Republicans reportedly plan to remove food stamp funding from the federal farm bill, a move that stands to further jeopardize the survival of the critical anti-poverty program. This move comes after years of right-wing media figures demonizing food stamp recipients as lazy or dependent, with Rush Limbaugh going so far as to propose dumpster diving as an alternative.

Here's a look back at some of the most egregious right-wing attacks on food stamps:
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