Following The Daily Caller’s expose of the United States Department of Agriculture’s food stamp outreach to Spanish-speakers via radio novelas, or Spanish language soap operas, the agency removed the series from their website.
Each of the 10 novelas promoting the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps, had been available as a resource for state and local outreach partners as late as Thursday.
The page, formerly containing the audio and Spanish language scripts was “modified” Friday, eliminating the novelas.
The series had been promoted as a resource to increase SNAP participation. They were produced and written in 2008.
In a statement to The Daily Caller Friday, Kevin Concannon, USDA Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services explained the reasoning for their removal.
“The American people support helping those in need, but they want to know their tax dollars are being spent wisely. Many of the PSAs and ads on the agency’s website were posted nearly 4 years ago and some of the content in these advertisements does not meet the standards of what I consider to be appropriate outreach,” Concannon said.