There is a childhood obesity problem in the most awesome country that Jesus ever created. But despite this fact, Fox News seems to think that freedom is just another word for real Americans to be able to stuff as much crap down their gullets as possible. And the notion of encouraging healthy eating habits for children is anathema to real Americans. Michelle Obama's advocacy for proper childhood nutrition was a source of racist (what, what, racism in real America?) commentary on Fox Nation and snark from Fox's Greg Gutfeld who suggested that Ms. Obama secretly scarfs down french fries. The idea of monitoring what kids eat is, for Fox, evidence of a creeping nanny state. This morning, in an obvious attempt to advance this meme, Fox & Friends hosted a mom who is upset that her kids' school has banned them from bringing in Valentine's Day chocolate - a story which allowed Tucker Carlson to insult Michelle Obama. As propaganda, it was sweet!
The title of the video said it all, "Kids Broken Hearted Over School's Valentine's Day Candy Ban." In framing the issue, Anna Kooiman began with "drop the candy kids, one school in Connecticut cracking down on sweets this Valentine's Day." Famous "dick" and proud gay basher Tucker Carlson, with a big fat smirk on his face, reported that the school principal "claims she's working to encourage health practices as well as manage food choices in classrooms where food allergies are present in order to maintain a safe environment." Carlson mocked the statement because it had no commas (?). Kooiman giggled. After he introduced the mom with the beef against the school, he asked "can you diagram this sentence."
Moment of irony - the local Fox News site reports thus - "The school's letter to parents said officials are ...'working to encourage healthy practices as well as manage food choices in classrooms where food allergies are present'." No commas. Moreover, according to the "Grammerly Handbook," a comma is not required before "as well as." It would be the same if one used the word "and" in the principal's statement. Anyway, what was in Carlson's teleprompter was taken from the Fox website and, as it turns out, the website is correct.
The parent described the school's directive and her reaction to it. After she that it seemed like the "food police" (could this be any more scripted?!), Carlson chimed in that it's "a parent's job to determine what his kids eat [and they're doing so well with that...] not Michelle Obama's." The parent agreed.
So was it by accident or design that Tucker Carlson worked in the Michelle Obama-is creating-a-nanny-state-by-forcing-kids-to-eat-healthy (and her program is about guidelines only) right wing meme? I don't know. But what I do know is that Tucker could use a few more salads - oh, right, TV puts on the pounds...
Once again, we are reminded of why Tucker Carlson is such a dick!
BTW, if you want to know what Carlson's eating preferences are, check out this article. He's such a man of the people!
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And when you are done head down to the NewsFitness Center to burn off those calories. You can watch Fox “News” on the overhead televisions inside the gym.
News Corporation promotes health and wellness of its employees, but you won’t hear it from Tucky’s big mouth.
Apparently a NewsCafe suit agrees with Mrs. Obama’s promotion of healthy eating habits.
Wouldn’t you agree?