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Media demonizing of restaurants continues

In covering Harper’s magazine’s recent absurd story linking obesity and restaurants, Boston Globe correspondent Cynthia Dockrell draws the unfounded conclusion that, “[I]t’s enough to say tha the fast food industry, with its cheap super-size meals, is largely to blame [for obesity]. Children and teens are especially vulnerable to the harm done by aggressive marketing at Burger-and-fries chains, because, while being persuaded to save money by buying bigger, young consumers are eating themselves into a metabolic nightmare.” (“Literary Life,” The Boston Globe, 3/1/00)

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