2014's fast food atrocities
Burger King's black cheeseburger: Made with squid ink and bamboo charcoal, arguably a symbol of meat's destructive effect on the planet. Only available in Japan.
Former NSA and CIA Director Michael Hayden is concerned that the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA’s Bush-era interrogation techniques might not be objective — because Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), who has chaired the committee for five years, may be too “emotional” about the whole thing.
Referring to Feinstein’s earlier comment that releasing the full report would “ensure that an un-American, brutal program of detention and interrogation will never again be considered or permitted,” Hayden suggested on Fox News Sunday that Feinstein’s objectivity was compromised by her personal desire to change the CIA’s interrogation techniques.
“That motivation for the report,” Hayden said, “may show deep emotional feeling on part of the senator. But I don’t think it leads you to an objective report.”
“I have the highest regard for her,” countered host Chris Wallace, pushing Hayden to clarify what he was suggesting: “You’re saying you think she was emotional in these conclusions?”
Hayden refused to elaborate, however, explaining that he hasn’t seen the full report. “No one responsible for that report has spoken a word,” he deflected, “so it’s very hard for me to make a judgment.”
Lindsay Abrams is a staff writer at Salon, reporting on all things sustainable. Follow her on Twitter @readingirl, email email@example.com.More Lindsay Abrams.
Domino's Specialty Chicken: It's like regular pizza, except instead of a crust, there's fried chicken. The company's marketing officer calls it "one of the most creative, innovative menu items we have ever had” -- brain power put to good use.
KFC'S ZINGER DOUBLE DOWN KING: A sandwich made by adding a burger patty to the infamous chicken-instead-of-buns creation can only be described using all caps. NO BUN ALL MEAT. Only available in South Korea.
Taco Bell's Waffle Taco: It took two years for Taco Bell to develop this waffle folded in the shape of a taco, the stand-out star of its new breakfast menu.
Krispy Kreme Triple Cheeseburger: Only attendees at the San Diego County Fair were given the opportunity to taste the official version of this donut-hamburger-heart attack combo. The rest of America has reasonable odds of not dropping dead tomorrow.
Taco Bell's Quesarito: A burrito wrapped in a quesadilla inside an enigma. Quarantined to one store in Oklahoma City.