Anti-Corporate-Hypocrites: Walk A Mile In Our Shoes
(February 27th, 2004)
"It's gotten to the point where I almost think I've become a terrorist," Adbusters founder Kalle Lasn admitted last fall. His anti-corporate zealots make no secret about their hatred of the companies that provide Americans with the safest and most efficient food supply...
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Advertising-Obesity Link Doesn’t Ad Up
(February 26th, 2004)
The self-described "food police" at the Center for Science in the Public Interest argue that "State Attorneys General and trial lawyers should consider options for using the courts to protect children from junk-food marketing." But does food advertising contribute to childhood obesity? You'd...
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Part Two: Bill Moyers Departs PBS
(February 25th, 2004)
On Monday we told you how Bill Moyers, the departing host of PBS' "Now," has turned his show into a virtual infomercial for misguided environmental causes. Moyers used "Now" to provide a platform for the very activists he funds as president of an anti-corporate foundation....
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Sarah Jane Has A Beef
(February 24th, 2004)
The flacks at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals are aglow about their newest celebrity recruit: Australian model Sarah Jane, touted as "The World's Most Downloaded Woman." She has joined the ranks of Pamela Anderson, Paul McCartney, Russell Simmons and Chrissie Hynde in an anti-KFC campaign, urging the...
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Bye-Bye, Bill Moyers
(February 23rd, 2004)
Bill Moyers, who won more than 30 Emmy awards during a long career in broadcast journalism, will give up his weekly PBS show "Now" after the November elections. Although he claims to be "a journalist, reporting the evidence, not an environmentalist pressing an...
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Green Activists Fret About ‘Politicized’ Science
(February 19th, 2004)
The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) -- which famously declared in 1998 that the threat of nuclear weapons in North Korea was exaggerated and, in 1980, that "the world has entered a period of chronic energy shortages" -- is now decrying the Bush...
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PETA Running From The Truth
(February 18th, 2004)
The truth can hurt. Sometimes, it is so embarrassingly hideous that its enemies are moved to vigilante censorship and vandalism. Anything to shield the public from the awful truth. And so it is with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and the Center for Consumer Freedom's...
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Don’t Worry, Eat Happy
(February 17th, 2004)
Everywhere we turn these days, we're confronted with another dire warning to stop eating something, lest that something harm us and everyone we care about. We are told that most everything we eat is a health risk. The media bombards us with stories about mad cow disease...
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Developing Nations Rebuke Good Food, Bad Food Cops
(February 16th, 2004)
When the United States objected to the World Health Organization's global anti-obesity strategy and its call for fat taxes, nutritional puritans threw a fit. The U.S. maintained that WHO had relied on faulty science and entirely neglected personal responsibility. Our domestic food scolds,...
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Happy Valentine’s Day, John Banzhaf
(February 13th, 2004)
When the Center for Consumer Freedom decided to send John "Sue the Bastards" Banzhaf a box of chocolates for Valentine's Day, we ran into an obvious problem: How to avoid being sued by Banzhaf for contributing to his obesity? Here's a guy whose signature law...
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