Archive: Dec 2004

Latest Fat Study Falls Flat

Just in time for your New Year’s resolutions, the obesity scaremongers at the Harvard School of Public Health cooked up another statistical stew that’s just as hard to…
Posted December 29, 2004 at 12:00 am

The Money Pit, Charity Edition

A new report from New York’s attorney general notes that several food activist groups actually lost money during fundraising efforts in the Big Apple. The state’s top…
Posted December 28, 2004 at 12:00 am

Food Cops Don’t Make UK’s Top 50 List

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has issued its list of “50 things to eat before you die” — and with it, a rebuke of nutrition scolds and…
Posted December 27, 2004 at 12:00 am

PETA Hooks The Worm

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) picked up another prestigious celebrity endorsement this week when former NBA star Dennis “The Worm” Rodman signed on to the…
Posted December 22, 2004 at 12:00 am

Fat Fears Go Up In Smoke

Instead of addressing the hundreds of individual factors that influence our weight, the and trial lawyers have honed in on food — arguably the most lucrative target. At the same…
Posted December 21, 2004 at 12:00 am

Christmas Cookie Liability Waiver – The Santa ‘Clause’

If you think Santa should be handing out presents instead of fat lawsuits, watch out: Jolly Old Saint Nick could sue your knickers off if a trial lawyer convinces him…
Posted December 20, 2004 at 12:00 am

CCF On CNN’s Crossfire

This week, CNN’s Paul Begala fell prey to one of the most over-hyped, and admittedly erroneous fat myths — that obesity supposedly kills 400,000 Americans a year. This blunder came…
Posted December 17, 2004 at 12:00 am

Meet The (Terrorist) Press

When militant animal-rights icons Jerry Vlasak and Steven Best opened a new "Animal Liberation Press Office" (ALPO) to pass on "anonymous" claims of terrorism, they weren’t exactly…
Posted December 16, 2004 at 12:00 am

We Need Your Help!

Happy Holidays! It’s the time to share food, drink, and cheer with family and friends, and we’d like to toast all of you who have supported us this year. But…
Posted December 15, 2004 at 12:00 am

Hail To The Blimp?

Even as his doctors announced that he had “superior” fitness, President George W. Bush said yesterday that he’s now “a little overweight” after putting…
Posted December 13, 2004 at 12:00 am