Monday, March 30, 2009

Tweet of the Day - And so I write to Demi Moore . . .

One of the weirdest things I've ever seen online (and that's saying something) is the hype generated by right-wing anti-government forces in a bizarre coalition with liberal-leaning organic farmers to hype concerns about the Food Safety and Modernization Act of 2009 (H.R. 875), a bill sponsored by Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and co-sponsored by many of the best Democrats in Congress.

This is the bill through which (the hypesters would have us believe) the most progressive Members of Congress are conspiring to imprison backyard gardeners! Yes, tops on Barbara Lee's agenda is the closing of farmers markets and family farms!

After debunking by people like food-policy expert Jill Richardson, the mania from the liberal side of the blogosphere appeared to be waning, with the hysteria relegated to the ranks of Glenn Beck, Ron Paul, Michael Savage, and their followers.

Alas, Demi Moore has taken to Twitter to re-ignite the fear. So, I sent her a tweet:

@raatz @mrskutcher The #hr875 hype is off base. Please see (expand) (Dr. Marion Nestle) & (expand) (Congressman Bart Gordon). Thx

And for the first (and last) time, I award myself Tweet of the Day :)

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