On Tuesday, Fox News contributor Keith Ablow, a psychiatrist, declared that first lady Michelle Obama is too fat to lecture America’s schoolchildren about the foods they should be eating.
Ablow said the one thing you never say about a woman on the Fox News show “Outnumbered.” The topic was the persistent complaints about federal regulations concerning school lunches and kids’ persistent refusals to eat those lunches.
The firebrand leftists at Media Matters were thoughtful enough to personally deliver a transcript of the segment to The Daily Caller.
The Media Matters transcript of the action reads:
KENNEDY: We don’t need the federal government applying — projecting — these standards upon us. And Michelle Obama is so, like, the duchess when she speaks.
KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE: She’s kind of annoying that way.
KENNEDY: She is.
ABLOW: And how well could she be eating? She needs to drop a few.
ABLOW: I’m telling you, let’s be honest –
HARRIS FAULKNER: You did not say that –
ABLOW: We’re taking nutrition advice from who? Who are we taking nutrition advice from?
Under the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act that the first lady has strongly advocated, schools taking the attached federal money must provide all lunches with minimum amounts of fresh fruits, fresh vegetables and whole grains. The law also boasts draconian calorie caps.
On the plus side, students can eat as many fruits and vegetables as they want.
An eruption of aggravation about the state of school lunches in the Obama era is never far away. The most memorable thus far occurred back in August when the stout denizens of Harlan County, Ky. came together at a school board meeting to discuss how kids were complaining about the Obama lunch fare.
“They say it tastes like vomit,” school board member Myra Mosley declared. (RELATED: Kentucky students to first lady Michelle Obama: Your food ‘tastes like vomit’)
As of July, new Smart Snacks standards created by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for over 30 million American school kids stringently limit the number of calories and the amount of sugar, fat and sodium in every morsel of food sold at schools — including cupcakes for fundraising. (RELATED: Michelle Obama Policy Axes Cupcake Fundraiser For WWII Vets)
After Ablow made his incendiary comment, Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean starly criticized him via Twitter.
— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) August 12, 2014
In the video of the Fox fracas below, the fun starts at about the one-minute mark and gets more controversial about 20 seconds later.