The last vestiges of "we connect with our readership base" got tossed out the door today as the Apple Dumpling Gang openly calls for the nanny state.
(The fat factor, The Apple Dumpling Gang, ChronBlog)
Worries about a "nanny state" intruding into traditionally private decisions seem to us to be far outweighed by the risks to our children's lives posed by all those extra pounds. The nominally libertarian view that this is people's own business is trumped by the costs of these poor choices just over the horizon for our already overburdened health care system.Got that? Your right to choose what you want to eat is secondary to what other people think you should eat. Expand this to what you drive, what you say and what others think you are thinking and you have yourself a good, old-fashioned, non-free society.
I wonder if they'd be open to changing the National Anthem? That "land of the free" bit is a little troublesome. Might have to tear up the Constitution as well. Who needs it though, I'm sure the Apple Dumpling Gang can author a new National framework possessing only a few factual errors and arguments needing correction.
I sure hope none of them are pudgy. That'd be awkward.
Saying it again: Disband the Apple Dumpling Gang and redeploy the resources to local reporting. It's really the only sensible option.
Can we force them to stop?