Saturday, July 5, 2008

Department of Bad Headlines

Dad convicted for feeding kids vegan diet

You have to hit the end of the story for some semblance of fact:
Prosecutors said the diet the Parkers devised was not a good one. The children gained weight after being placed in foster care even though they were still on a vegan diet.
In other words, the vegan diet wasn't to blame. Dad had the kids on a fad diet that happened to be vegan. So why target veganism with this headline?