Sunday, August 19, 2012

As fark.com put it:

‘How are the lawyers from the Big Tobacco suits planning to eek out a living, now that they’ve picked those smoking corpses clean? By going after Big Food’

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/19/business/lawyers-of-big-tobacco-lawsuits-take-aim-at-food-industry.html?_r=2&nl=todaysheadlines&adxnnl=1&emc=tha25_20120819&adxnnlx=1345374133-wsQoYraNGQhLEBOWs3ba1A

A judge with sense:

“A federal judge in California in 2009 dismissed a case against PepsiCo, which accused the company of false advertising because Cap’n Crunch’s Crunch Berries cereal does not contain real berries. He ruled that ‘a reasonable consumer would not be deceived into believing that the product in the instant case contained a fruit that does not exist.’”

When lawyers started on tobacco, I said, “Alcohol is next. And then guns.” I was wrong. Food is a bigger danger to the gullible American public.

(Is my grammar larnin’ wrong, or has Fark sort of stumbled, using “eek out a living” rather than “eke?”)

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