Newt Gingrich and "the food stamp president"

Newt Gingrich doubled down on his clever new slur against President Obama as "the food stamp president." He tried the line in a Friday speech to the Georgia Republican convention, and he used it again on "Meet the Press Sunday." It's a short hop from Gingrich's slur to Ronald Reagan's attacks on "strapping young bucks" buying "T-bone steaks" with food stamps. Blaming our first black president for the sharp rise in food-stamp reliance (which resulted from ... Full Story »

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Asia S. Hinton
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by Asia S. Hinton - Sep. 8, 2011

While this article does touch on the topic of food stamps, the entire article is not based on the candidate’s idea of the President and his use of food stamps. In part this is consider good journalism because the title of the article draws the reader in, but on the other hand, the article does not specifically focus on the idea of the President and food stamps which makes it a little untruthful; it seems more like a campaign ad for the candidate to draw attention to himself. I do like however, the sources that were quoted although some quotes may be considered quit controversial.

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by Randy Morrow - Sep. 8, 2011

he suggested the U.S. bring back a “voting standard” that requires voters to prove they know American history — which sounds a lot like the “poll ... More »

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