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Colbert Highlights Food Stamp Challenge

June 11, 2007

Last week, faux conservative comedian Stephen Colbert highlighted the efforts of Illinois Congress Member Jan[e] Schakowsky as she took part in the national Food Stamp Challenge.

The segment focused on the pervasive myth that rising rates of obesity and diet-related disease among low-income families are somehow proof of overnutrition – a notion Colbert proceeded to mock through a mouthful of cheap pork rinds and marshmallow fluff.

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