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Don't Forget: We Still Hate the French

Reported by Melanie - April 11, 2005

E.D. Hill substituted for Linda Vester today (April 11, 2005) on Dayside w/Linda Vester. During the second half of the show, Hill gave this brief report:

"Forget their refusal to support the United States in the Iraq war, the real reason to hate the French is because of that so-called French paradox. You know, where they eat lots of cheese and guzzle wine and they don't get fat? Until now. Turns out, French women are getting chubby.

"There is new research just released on the European diet and it shows that most European countries are catching up to, and even surpassing the US, when it comes to having a little extra heft. Some 35% of French women are overweight. In Paris, obesity is up 70% since l997."

Comment: The precise name of the "new research" was never mentioned, nor was the country or institution of origin, or the name of the author. But, why bother with those details anyway, right? You get the message: Don't forget to hate the French because they didn't support our invasion of Iraq, and oh yeah, their girly-man diet is making them even fatter than we are so they're losers for that reason too.

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