Multimillionaire Sean Hannity once again showed just how in touch he is with struggling Americans when he lectured them about his solution to combat hunger: eat rice and beans. In the first place, Hannity knows that poor people are not really poor because they've got refrigerators, stereos and TV's, just not the best and latest "and they don't live in the nicest neighborhood." And thanks to his "friends" who eat rice and beans and the fact that he "sometimes" goes shopping, he knows rice and beans do the trick.
"Regular guy" Hannity told a caller to his radio show yesterday:
I never went to bed hungry in my life... Most Americans haven't. ... I have friends of mine that eat rice and beans all the time. Beans - protein - rice. Inexpensive. You can make a big pot of this for a week for relatively negligible amounts of money for your whole family and feed your family.
Look, you should have vegetables and fruit in there as well, but, you know, if you need to survive, you can survive off it. It's not ideal - you know, you can get some cheap meat and throw in there as well for protein. There are ways to live really, really cheaply.
According to Feeding America, a non-profit devoted to problems of hunger in this country:
Right now, millions of Americans are struggling with hunger. These are often hard-working adults, children and seniors who simply cannot make ends meet and are forced to go without food for several meals, or even days.
Maybe Hannity should pay Feeding America a visit and show them that all they need is better shopping habits!
Audio below from Media Matters, via New York Magazine.
11/29/19 Update: Audio no longer available.
This clown will regret making that remark when News Corporation comes tumbling down. In the end, the only thing he can afford to eat will be beans and rice.
NOTE TO HANNITY
We hope you lose your employment with News Corporation, and forced to live on beans and rice forever. What goes around, comes around.
(Even funnier, if a group of vegans tried to promote a “beans and rice” diet as healthy, the bobbleheads would be chastising them for trying to impose something other than the “real American” meal of meat and potatoes. Yeah, technically, it’s “steak and potatoes,” but given the current economy, I kind of think many less affluent Americans are resorting to “meat”—no particular cut, not even a particular type, but rather a hodgepodge of different meats and cuts of meat that make bologna look like prime rib.)
All he needs is self-image rehab, and he’s set. If any of it goes on Fox News, I say tomorrow- he might still be hoping it blows over today.