On Fox News, noted health "experts" Meghan McCain and Neil Cavuto spent three and a half minutes bashing “Big Brother” New York City for requiring certain chain restaurants to warn customers about high-salt menu items.
As Media Matters explained, “The new measure in New York City applies only to restaurants with 15 or more locations across the country and is intended to warn customers that high consumption of sodium can increase blood pressure and the risk of heart disease.”
"Big brother, right? Big brother?" host Cavuto "asked" at the beginning of the discussion.
"I hate this so much,” McCain complained."As someone whose weight fluctuates - and thank you internet for always pointing that out to me - this just makes me feel more guilty."
"It doesn't make me not order it,” McCain continued. “Remember when Bloomberg was trying to make venties illegal in New York City, and he was going to ban sugar content in drinks?"
"Not on my watch. I personally stopped that," Cavuto joked.
"I was going to protest in the streets," McCain added.
However, Cavuto had to admit that obesity has gone down since Michelle Obama began her campaign to combat it.
"People have to start taking personal responsibility,” McCain further complained. “I'm never for the government jumping in and telling you what you can and can't do."
But the government is not telling anyone they can’t eat salty food, they just want to warn people about it.
Yet McCain suggested that the government was treating food like narcotics. “I'm like, I might as well be shooting black tar heroin at this point, if they want to put more labels on it. Because that's what they equate eating fast food or anything to.”
Watch the hyperbole below, from the December 1 Your World, via Media Matters.