As the morning show for "real" America Fox & Friends stands firmly on the side of those who believe that American kids deserve as much unhealthy food as they can possibly stuff down their gullets. And now that deep fried food is coming back to Texas schools, the gang is quite happy.
Monday's segment began with the patented graphic for the "Food Police" which includes illustrations of real American food that the nasty nutrition commies are trying to crack down on - you know, good stuff like donuts, French fries, and soda. But never mind the fact that there is an epidemic of obesity among American youth. What's more important is that, praise Jesus, Texas has lifted its ban on deep fryers in school.
Brian Kilmeade began by joking that "possession of a French fry no longer considered a crime." After asking "could it be a stunning defeat for the food police," he reported the awesome news that previously banned deep fryers will be reinstated in school kitchens. As the banner proclaimed "Stunning Defeat, Texas Fires Back At Food Police, Repeal Rules." Elisabeth Hasselbeck reported that her guest, Texas Agricultural Department Commissioner, Sid Miller says that "we still have a long way to go."
Miller informed us that because the obesity rate for Texas teens has jumped from 10% to 16%, "whatever we've been doing isn't working." (Ya think!) As the banner proclaimed "Freedom to Fry," he described the "new plan" which includes encouraging communities to have health fairs. Just to let the Fox fans know that they can continue to stuff greasy crap into their ever expanding stomachs, the banner read "Big 'Fat' Lie, Obesity Increased Despite Fryer Ban." As Miller spoke of proposed community outreach on better nutrition, the banner proudly reinforced the fat-is-good message: "Don't Mess With Texas, State Shoots Down Ban on Fries and Soda."
The bizarre conversation continued when Elisabeth Hasselbeck used stats on the increase in teen obesity to assert that this increase shows the failure of "overly regulated missions are not working in this area." Miller drawled about how, rather than having healthy children, "we had healthy trash cans."
In an unusual moment of sanity, Brian Kilmeade asked about how the inclusion of fried foods will help. Miller said that schools still serve flash frozen fried food which doesn't need a fryolater. He opined that having a fresh potato, fried on the premises, would be more nutritious. Hasselbeck validated the propaganda message with her comment that the research, which shows an increase in obesity despite the ban, "shows that another smart plan needs to step in here." Nobody mentioned that the Heart Association opposed the new policy.
So, uh, kids were still getting fat so Texas is reinstating greasy fried on site foods. And Fox & Friends thinks this is just fine. Welcome to the bizarro, alternate reality of Fox & Friends. Allow me a Lewis Black moment - WTF????!!!!! There, I feel better.
Off-topic: Nixon Trainee Ailes will continue his role as King at Fox “News” Channel. Too bad. On the other hand, he’s 75. Time is ticking for this feeble cafeteria Catholic.