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June 8th, 2004

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03:41 am
So I came across Disinfopedia.org which seems like an interesting site. I made a beeline to a link about Super Size Me and found this:

IGN FilmForce asked Soso Whaley what she has to say about the view that CEI is an ideologically-driven front for corporations. She responded, "Well, everyone has to have someone to speak out for them. And, you know, I don't know why we want to demonize corporations so much. I mean, let's face it, we hear about the bad ones – and it's really bad when you get an Enron or a Worldcom or whatever – but most of the corporations out there are just trying to provide people with what they want."

Good for her!

To their (IGN's) credit, they note that she financed the documentary herself. It's nice to hear that someone countered the gross (pun intended) distortion of facts that Super Size Me throws out there. Despite that notation, the article makes it sound like all these corporations are trying desperately to silence Super Size Me. Most everything I've seen so far (be it from biased sources or no) is that the guy who did it is an idiot. Of COURSE you're going to get fat if you sit around all day and eat like a glutton. Is that really news to anyone?

Moreover, just why are so many people trying to demonize McDonalds? What is it that we have against the idea of a business doing well, making lots of money, and going around the world?

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