Sarah Hoyt gets a tip from Eugene Volokh:
FROM EUGENE VOLOKH: The linked-to article is at New Study Reveals 89% Of Nation’s Food Stamps Squandered On Junk Food and a bunch of things don’t quite check out — the Malbeck Data Institute doesn’t seem to have a Web page, the author’s supposed books don’t show up on Amazon, and the quotes in the story have that made-up feel to them, if you know what I mean. In any case, I wanted to flag this just in case. — It’s quite possible I’ve been taken. It agreed with my internal prejudices and the fact that ebooks you give away for free always get terrible reviews!
Hmm. Here is how the author is described at American Thinker:
Jane Agni, who writes satirical pieces for the National Report...
Well, yes. Here is a list of her recent articles, whose titles include:
Oregon Town Using Fetal Tissue To Power Small Community
Animal Rights Activists Fume – Midwestern Man Insulates Barn With Hundreds Of Dead Wolves
Portland, Oregon Deemed “Most Racist” City In The United States
I haven't been to Portland but I've been to Boston. The Portland story cites the nearly web-invisible "Oklahoma Symposium of Racial Studies". The story does get a mention here as originating from "a satirical site".
Wikipedia says this:
National Report (nationalreport.net) is a satirical website devoted to often subtle parodies of real news which convince the unwary. It is published by Allen Montgomery.