Sunday, November 10, 2013

Photo Undercuts the Tale of Cuts

The Chicago Tribune ran a story today about the looming food stamp (SNAP) cutbacks. The apparent purpose of the story was to show us the difficulties faced by people whose allotment was being reduced.

But there, featured on the front page as prime victims, were 2 substantially chubby people.

Couldn't they find some skinny person to pose?
Someone who looks like a skeleton in their clothes?

3 comments:

Charlie said...

It might not prevent starving, but I imagine it prevents voter defection.

JohnJEnright said...

Paradoxically, I think the money from these foodstamp cuts was supposed to go into the first lady's latest national exercise program.

JohnJEnright said...

Well, that story about the money being for the first lady's program was from the NY Post, so take it with a grain of salt.

http://nypost.com/2013/11/11/obama-takes-from-kids-dinners-to-fund-michelles-project/