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Media Bias

April 12, 2010

So, the KFC Double Down is a reality, no matter how much it seems like an Onion article.  For those of you who haven’t heard of it, it’s two strips of bacon, cheese & special sauce, sandwiched between two fried & breaded chicken breasts.   You read that right, the chicken breasts ARE the bread of the sandwich.

Now, I’m all in favor of this kind of crazy bullshit, and who knows, if people started raving about it, I might even try one.  But I was amused to see at the very end of an otherwise rote article about physicians groups protesting the Double Down a spectacularly poor display of journalistic integrity by the local Sacramento News squad:

Sacramento KFC visited the set of FOX40 Live on Monday, and the votes in studio were very positive.

“Oh My God, this is amazing!” exclaimed Ben Ormsby of the FOX40 Live crew. Ormsby was most impressed by the texture of the chicken ‘bun’, adding that the sandwich can almost stand alone as a meal.

So, you’re saying that not only did you have KFC bring some of the potentially wildly unhealthy food to your studio in the middle of the news report about how unhealthy it was and how dangerous it was to promote such an unhealthy thing to a morbidly obese America, but you felt compelled to “exclaim” to everyone how “amazing” it was.

Nice work, Kentucky Fox Channel…