Super-Sized Complaints
(April 1st, 1998)
The recent success of "super-sized" meals has the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) and other health activists complaining about the size of hamburgers and soft drinks being served in restaurants.A recent article in the Augusta (GA) Chronicle quotes Dr. Warren Karp, a nutritionist at the...
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Anatomy of a Smear Campaign
(April 1st, 1998)
Want to launch a national media campaign against a particular product or industry? Here's all you'll need: a targeted product or industry, an outlandish accusation, "innocent victims" (usually children), the "bad guys," a parade of "expert witnesses" and, quite often, a gratuitous link to the tobacco industry.The smear...
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