As if I needed another reason to be annoyed this week, this morning I was reading the news on CNN online. I don’t know why I do it, it just gets me all riled up. Especially when the story has anything to do with Fox News (if you can call what Fox does “news”).
This morning I read an article on CNN.com about Fox News host and psychiatrist Keith Albow. The discussion on the Fox news program “Outnumbered” was about Michelle Obama and her “Let’s Move” anti-obesity campaign. Now I am Canadian, and I don’t participate in or pretend to know everything about American politics, but I’ve watched and read enough media to know that the right-wing, conservative Fox News never has anything good to say about the Obamas. Whatever, they can bash Obama’s politics all to hell, I could care less. However, while discussing the First Lady’s health and nutrition campaign, Keith Albow had this to say about Michelle Obama:
“How well could she be eating? She needs to drop a few.”
Keith Albow, you have to be the most misinformed, short-sighted, medical professional (and I use that term loosely) that I have ever come across. Michelle Obama “needs to drop a few?” Seriously? Does Fox News write these moronic diatribes for you or do you just make them up yourself?
YOU are the reason there are men and women in this world starving themselves to death because they think they are too fat. YOU are the reason perfectly healthy adults and teens are regurgitating everything they eat because they feel like they don’t conform to whatever impossible body size standard society has deemed acceptable. YOU are the reason young men and women look in the mirror and hate what they see staring back at them. YOU should be ashamed of yourself. The worst part is, I know you’re not. You’ll continue to spew forth whatever ill-informed crap you have rattling around inside your head. You won’t for one minute think that what you said was wrong, ill-conceived, or negative in any way. You will get your five minutes in the spotlight, but you will learn nothing from this.
Friends, I’m going to leave you on this one note: This blog is about my weight loss and learning to live a healthier lifestyle. Me. Not anyone else. Be happy with who you are. If you are, then I stand up an applaud you. If you’re not and want to do something about it, don’t start by listening to iditos like Keith Albow. Be who you want to be for you, not because some middle-aged dope with a medical degree thinks that the package you come in isn’t good enough.