The website Fark makes fun of news stories that are not, actually, news.
Why isn’t it news? Well, it’s a common story that pops up once a year or two, and relies on people not thinking about which is more likely to get janitorial attention.
Today my Google Health section looked a bit like Fark.
First: Paula Deen has diabetes. Because she’s fat and publishes “unhealthy” recipes, she’s being blamed for “bringing it on herself” with unhealthy food. Fat people being blamed for their health problems, gee, where have I heard that before.
( Never mind that Ms Deen is 64 and the American Diabetes Association states that the risk of type 2 diabetes goes up with age — 26.9% of people over 65 have it. Or that the American Diabetes Association states that “Most overweight people never develop type 2 diabetes” and that eating sugar doesn’t cause diabetes.)