Stewart: Why the Hell Is Fox News So Obsessed with Poor People Eating Seafood?!

Jon Stewart went after Fox News Tuesday night for nitpicking about what food stamps should be used on and the quality of the food they should have, including, for some reason, a particular focus (and possible obsession) with poor people eating seafood.

Stewart mocked Fox sharing all sorts of claims about food stamp abuse by suggesting they change their slogan to “we read the chain mails your grandma gets in her inbox out loud like they were true.” He noticed how Fox News rolls its eyes at everything poor people buy with food stamps, including seafood. It got so weirdly specific about seafood that Stewart cried, “What’s with the fucking fish?!”

But at least Fox News believes teaching a man to fish is a great life lesson, so in theory “they don’t mind poor peple eating seafood, as long as poor people catch the seafood themselves.” Except that someone used food stamps to buy bait to go fishing and Fox groaned.

So Stewart could only conclude, “They really do not want lower-income individuals eating any seafood!”

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