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December 21, 2010
Anti-Happy Meal Crusader Monet Parham Is Government Bureaucrat
Posted by Dave Blount at December 21, 2010 12:22 PM
Here's a remarkable coincidence the establishment media appears not to have noticed:
While countless media outlets continue to herald a 'mother of two children' who jointly filed a class-action lawsuit against McDonald's intended to force a nationwide ban on Happy Meal toys, one big fact is ominously missing from most, if not all, news stories: Monet Parham is also an overzealous food cop employed by the California Department of Public Health.
Overlawyered.com's Walter Olsen writes in the NY Daily News that Parham is anything but a "random (if oddly well-informed) California mom," as reporters interviewing her insist. He and fellow blogger Ira Stoll reveal that Parham "works on a federally funded program that campaigns to exhort people to eat their vegetables and that sort of thing."
Stoll notes that in [the] wake of her participation in the Center for Science in the Public Interest's lawsuit against McDonald's, Parham's name "has been scrubbed from the website of Champions for Change, the Network for a Healthy California." Despite attempts to preserve her identity as just 'some ordinary mom,' Parham's participation in so-called 'health eating' conferences is still in plain sight (be quick before that disappears, too).
"She presents herself as an ordinary mother. She is not," Olsen says. "She is an advocate, and an employee of a California agency tasked with advocating the eating of vegetables. To the extent that Monet Parham-Lee has EVER taken her daughter to a McDonald's, she should have known better."
Nonetheless, the establishment media has repeatedly described Parham-Lee simply as a mother, not as a nanny state bureaunazi whose job is to spend our money telling us what we can eat. If you would like to congratulate Ms. Parham-Lee on her cleverness at duping the willful idiots who run the media into believing (or pretending) she's a normal person, or thank her for saving children from the capitalist menace of free toys in Happy Meals, she can be reached at the California Department of Public Health: firstname.lastname@example.org.
On a tip from Henry.