Profiting off of tragedy or at least attempting to is a theme we’ve seen before with the Gulf oil spill. Call it cashing in on a crisis, call it profiteering, call it whatever you want but it’s going on and it’s not just the big name regulars we see in this genre these days.
We don't mean to beat a dead horse, but every time Jeremy Piven comes out to tell his story about sushi and mercury, NFI feels the obligation to remind the rest of the world that we think his story doesn't amount to much.
The economy may be down but the television doctor business is booming these days. You can’t turn the channel with out bumping into characters like The Doctors or Dr. Oz.
The New York Time’s Blog, Green, is reporting that a new study suggests people need to be more wary of saltwater fish than freshwater fish because mercury in seawater is more likely to stay in its toxic form.
All the stars in daytime television were out last night for the 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. We couldn't help but notice that Dr. Mehmet Oz snagged an Emmy for top day time talk show host. As a reminder, we've been locked in a dispute with Dr. Oz that's coming up on six months now.
The Gulf is wounded right now. Its natural resource is battered and its human resource is tested… but it’s still alive.
This is the time when you would expect vulchers to show up... and wouldn’t you know it they have. Greenpeace is on its way, Food and Water Watch is there and now the Center for Science in the Public Interest is circling—all looking to capitalize on a weakened Gulf.
George Foreman is an Olympic gold medalist and two-time world heavyweight boxing champion who knocked out Joe Frazier and lost to Muhammad Ali in one of the most famous fights in history, “The Rumble in The Jungle.” But these days his storied athletic past is eclipsed by the fame he earned selling grilling machines.
When people see George Forman they don’t say—hey, look there’s the champ. They say—hey, look there’s the grill guy. Admittedly, he is clearly laughing all the way to the bank.
Imagine this for a moment, if you will. Brain Williams has just done a repot on the Obama administration’s response to the Gulf oil spill and there’s a fare bit of criticism leveled at the White House.
Then Williams is out promoting his report and a podcaster asks him, “So, what can viewers do if they see this report and they want to work against the President’s plans and policies? What do you recommend?”
I had planned a blog entry that was chock full of famous quotes about war profiteers and scammers who swept in after tragedy to make a name or buck in the ensuing chaos but I stopped. I decided instead to check my personal proclivity for historical references and vital, if not verbose, perspective at the door and just… well… call a spade a spade.
Food and Water Watch is brazenly exploiting the tragedy in the gulf in order to further its goals and should be ashamed of itself.
It looks like the answer is, Yes.
Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee put out its recommendations today and they say essentially say Americans eat too little seafood and should be encouraged to eat more.
The Committee are the folks who review the latest nutrition science and recommend changes in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, you know the ole’ food pyramid advice.