By Kyle | July 30, 2013
Now The Telegraph has picked up my McDouble piece. Also I was on BBC Radio 5 today, but I haven’t listened to how they edited me. (The interviewer was slightly hostile and asked whether McDonald’s has paid me or promised me anything. Semi-reasonable question –that isn’t the way journalism works, at least in the US–, but the answer is of course no.) I made the Wall Street Journal’s “Notable & Quotable” column. The Huffington Post UK took a bite but is under the impression I write for “The New York Times.” A nurse (who hasn’t heard about the new study questioning the value of a low-sodium diet) took a poke at me on Yahoo. (Yes, the McDouble is high in fat, but it doesn’t follow that those who eat McDoubles maintain high-fat diets overall. Nor does it follow that if you eat a high-fat diet, you’ll necessarily be fat. Case in point: me.) Reason’s Nick Gillespie called me “always entertaining” in a blog post. I’m on Fark with the tag “Obvious.”
Lesson: people get very, very angry when you tell them McDonald’s food isn’t going to kill you.