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#1 Old 03-27-2006, 04:41 PM
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It's a shame the message of anti-fast food has to be lost in his use of profanity. Personally, I think adults in high schools should serve as role models. If he's trying to reach kids they might think it's cool, but the "stir" is distracting.



His fiance/girlfriend is a vegan chef who helped him detox from his experiment with McDonalds food. She even wrote her own book.





http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,189157,00.html
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#2 Old 03-27-2006, 10:31 PM
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uncool.
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#3 Old 03-28-2006, 09:11 AM
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Looks like the month of McDonald's blocked the arteries feeding his brain. Jerk.
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Wow as mom of a kid in special ed that's really hurtful...
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Take this article with a grain of salt.



First, it's a FOX NEWS source, those guys are not at all enamored with Spurlock, plus: "a board member of the Hatboro-Horsham Education Foundation, which sponsored the appearance, owns a franchise.".



Those are two reasons why I would probably try to find independant confirmation of this story before flying off the handle.
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He sort of says he's sorry http://blogs.indiewire.com/morganspurlock/ I'm going to let it go and not dwell on it too much. I think the bad thing is his insensitive remarks are going to overshadow his message.
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Plus I am still going to tell people to rent Supersize Me if they can
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thanks for the link...he does dispute some of the misquotes on foxnews:



"First and most importantly, it should be made clear that the only person I called retarded was myself when I was unable to hear a question from the audience. Having done work with special needs children in the past, something this hurtful would never come from my lips. I did make an aside about kids sleeping in the back wearing helmets, which was done with no malicious intent (I was playing it as a slacker reference to the Jon Heder character in the upcoming film Benchwarmers, a reference which was lost and, as I was later told, there were no actual students wearing helmets in the back).



I have also been portrayed as someone who spewed profanity for a full hour. To set the record straight, I said only five dirty words during the entire speech.



The Superintendent said to me backstage that the only words he had problems with were the F-Bombs, (of which there were only two) so perhaps I should have toned down even those two uses, but as another student told me, its nothing they hadnt heard before."
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Gotta love Faux news.
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Gotta love Faux news.



i love it when john stewart on the daily show rips apart fox news...it's soooo funny
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Take this article with a grain of salt.



First, it's a FOX NEWS source, those guys are not at all enamored with Spurlock, plus: "a board member of the Hatboro-Horsham Education Foundation, which sponsored the appearance, owns a franchise.".



Those are two reasons why I would probably try to find independant confirmation of this story before flying off the handle.





That's exactly what I said on another message board, pointing out the same two things. Great minds think alike I guess.
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He sort of says he's sorry http://blogs.indiewire.com/morganspurlock/ I'm going to let it go and not dwell on it too much. I think the bad thing is his insensitive remarks are going to overshadow his message.





Thanks for the link.
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