"war porn"

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Nov 18 03:32:15 UTC 2011

That explains it. If you can't trust nutrition activists, whom can you
trust. Their use of language is about as consistent as their use of
facts--something to be molded into a rhetorical statement. I initially
thought of them as fighting a good cause--until I saw the actual
newsletter. They are as misguided as PETA and as tendentious as an
average college Trotskyite.


On 11/17/2011 4:01 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> My definition as "actual food" is based on the "Food Porn" column in
> every issue of _Nutrition Action News Letter_ (sent by gift
> subscription from a friend) which exposes (if you'll pardon the
> expression) artery-cloggin', pound-packin', diabetes-dealin' chow up
> for sale at your local eatery or grocery store.
> An example might be a restaurant salad, touted as loaded with healthy
> greens, but so smothered in dressing, cheese, etc., that one portion
> contains 1200 calories.
> Most of the dishes are accompanied, in situ, by mouth-watering ad
> copy, a supplementary level of porn.
> JL

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