The Journal’s food stamp valentine

Liberals are eager to criticize the Albuquerque Journal for their alleged transgressions in being overly-sympathetic to the Rio Grande Foundation and the conservative viewpoint. So here’s my critique of their pitifully one-sided story on today’s front page on the food stamp program (SNAP).

The story included the usual sob-stories about people who couldn’t possibly live without the program (no mention why a single woman is paying $765 in rent for a two bedroom apartment) and from advocates like “Voices for Children” who never saw a government program they didn’t want to expand. Also unmentioned was food stamp fraud and the way the system is often abused.

Nor is the fact that spending on the program has more than doubled since just 2008:

Overall, about as one-sided a story as you can find.