Archive: Oct 2004

PETA Whines For Dollars

“This may be the most important letter I’ve ever written,” declares People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) president Ingrid Newkirk in a September 27 fundraising letter.
Posted October 28, 2004 at 12:00 am

A Halloween Of Ghosts, Bats, And Lawsuits

Even though an academic study published by the prestigious British Medical Journal concluded that “consumption of candy was associated with greater longevity” and “non-consumers of candy ……
Posted October 27, 2004 at 12:00 am

A Morning Jolt Of Common Sense

When Johns Hopkins University researcher Roland Griffiths released a study arguing that “caffeine addiction” should be recognized (alongside depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia) in the Diagnostic…
Posted October 26, 2004 at 12:00 am

Major League Fatsos

The Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals are fielding teams of fatsos and fatties. According to the government’s flawed definition, nearly every World Series player — 43 out…
Posted October 25, 2004 at 12:00 am

Luddites At The Polls

Even as a new report from the National Center for Food and Agriculture Policy demonstrates the financial and environmental benefits of genetically engineered (GE) crops, anti-technology activists in…
Posted October 21, 2004 at 12:00 am

A Rat Is A Pig Is A Dog Is A PCRM/PETA ‘Expert’

The website of the grossly misnamed Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) currently features a screed in praise of rats. No kidding. Like baseball players…
Posted October 20, 2004 at 12:00 am

Fat-Tax Man Collects Millions From Feds

An obesity researcher who’s pushed for Twinkie taxes, marketing prohibitions, and even zoning laws to restrict where restaurants and convenience stores are located has received a fat check from…
Posted October 19, 2004 at 12:00 am

Author Soaks Own Anti-Soda Study

In an exercise in “statistical hocus pocus,” this summer a team of Harvard academics published a headline-grabbing soda slam in JAMA (The Journal of the American Medical…
Posted October 18, 2004 at 12:00 am

PCRM Doctor Endorses Murder — On Tape!

In May, when we first broke the news that long-time Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) spokesman Dr. Jerry Vlasak openly endorsed murdering other doctors at…
Posted October 15, 2004 at 12:00 am

CSPI Goes Animal-Rights

Animal-rights activists cloaked as doctors were among the prominent speakers at the “2004 Healthy Lifestyle Expo” put on by VegSource, an on-line repository of animal-rights mythology closely connected…
Posted October 14, 2004 at 12:00 am