This is perhaps not the dumbest thing to ever emanate from the vicinity of John Stossel's head, but it's certainly up there, somewhere.
I don't suggest that we ignore the experts and eat like pigs. But the scientific question should not overshadow the more fundamental issue. Who should decide what you can eat: you? Or the state? Should government decide what we may eat, any more than it decides where we live or how long our hair will be? The Food Police claim that they just want to help us make informed choices. But that's not all they want to do. They try to get government to force us to make healthy choices.
Meanwhile, the Free Market has done a wonderful job of making sure that poorer Americans have for-shit nutritional choices for cheap food.
But you knew that. Here is the throwaway line that turns Stossel's nonsense into Fun:
It is no coincidence that the push for more food regulation came at a time when Congress obsessed about the rising cost of medical care. When government pays for your health care, it will inevitably be drawn into regulating your personal life. First, politicians promise to pay. Then, they propose to control you.
So, "Freedom" means that the government should pay the bill for the irresponsible actions of private corporations at the expense of the health of American citizens.
I trust my democracy more than I trust McDonald's Corp.
Or at least the theoretical democracy that remains unsold.
John Stossel also has a dick mustache.