23 June 2010

In the News...

Liberal Group Threatens Lawsuit Against McDonald's if it Doesn't Stop Giving Toys to Children

CNS News reports:
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a liberal consumer advocacy organization, has announced it will sue McDonald’s unless the fast-food franchise stops using toys to market its “Happy Meals” to children.

“This morning, CSPI notified McDonald’s that we will file a lawsuit against the company unless it stops using toys to beguile young children,” said Executive Director Michael F. Jacobson, Ph.D., at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday.

“We contend that tempting kids with toys is unfair and deceptive both to kids who don’t understand the concept of advertising and to their parents who have to put up with their nagging children,” he said.
When I was a kid, I used to get excited about going to McDonald's not because of the toy (okay, maybe a little because of the toy) but because it was one of my favorite things to do with my mom! I can vividly remember our visits to McDonald's where I would order a Fillet O' Fish and an orange drink and then my mom and I would enjoy lunch together. So those supposedly evil Happy Meals were actually the source of some wonderful childhood memories for me. Now, under the guise of pretending to care about our children's health, these people want to take something so simple, but so pleasant, away. In the end it's just another liberal power-grab. How much more will we let them regulate and control?

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