Also conforming exactly to Liberalism’s Standard Operating Practices, Oliver wants to make sure we know just how rebellious and radical he is:
I've spent two years being PC about parents, now is the time to say 'if you're giving your young children fizzy drinks you're an a*******, you're a t*****.
Speaking after the screening of the new programme, he was particularly critical of parents who give their children Red Bull - an energy drink - when they are tired, saying it was not much better than giving them a line of cocaine.
That’s the bottom line, of course. For all Oliver’s faux populist posturing, his shtick is sneering at chav scum for the erudition of fellow pseudo-intellectual ponces. Indeed, that could be said about 90% of the media’s coverage of this subject. Otherwise, why would the media constantly refer to ‘cheeseburgers’ ? Isn’t, say, chicken madras kind of fattening as well ? Again, that would strike too close to home.
At this stage, the Food Wars are just an excuse for a bunch of snobs to denounce Joe Public in terms that would make an 18th century aristocrat blush. Of course, some will point out that there really are people out there eating themselves into an early grave. Well, sure, but the real question is whether or not this kind of obtrusive big government is the cure or the cause. Should be surprised that some people take so little responsibility for their health when Big Government is so anxious to take it off their hands ?