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oppression / discrimination > (USA) Fox News Chastises People For Giving To The Homeless: ‘You’re An Enabler’

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Donning a fake beard, Stossel sat on a New York City sidewalk with a cardboard sign asking people for help. “I just begged for an hour but I did well,” he said. “If I did this for an eight-hour day I would’ve made 90 bucks. Twenty-three thou for a year. Tax-free.”

Elizabeth Hasselbeck, who recently purchased a $4 million home in Greenwich, gasped in horror at the prospect of poor people earning $23,000 a year. Some people asking for money “are actually scammers,” Hasselbeck warned, seemingly unaware of the irony that the only panhandling “scammer” Fox News identified was Stossel.

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013...


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Naomi V (naomi_v) | 432 comments I'm sure that Stossel effectively eliminates any guilt that Fox viewers might feel as they pass by poor people looking for a handout. Now they have 'proof' that those people are a bunch of fakes and scammers and they can bypass them with a clean conscience.


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