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.
Fox News media pundit Howard Kurtz took a shot at his own network on Sunday, saying on his “MediaBuzz” show that the flagship conservative station had erred in ignoring news of Cliven Bundy being incredibly racist after spending weeks hyping the renegade rancher.
After listening to the Daily Caller’s Matt Lewis explain that the Bundy incident was an example of the way the conservative media sometimes hurts rather than helps Republicans (by elevating and lionizing racist cranks), Kurtz offered his own two cents.
“In my view, Fox News fell seriously short on this story on Thursday,” Kurtz said. “All day long, until ‘Special Report’ at 6 p.m. Eastern, there was virtually no mention [on Fox] of these racist remarks by Clive [sic] Bundy while everyone else was covering it.
“And I think that to ignore a major story that was on the front page of the New York Times at a time when the network … had devoted a lot of time to covering this story and to building up Clive [sic] Bundy,” Kurtz continued, “I think that gives ammunition to Fox’s detractors.”
Kurtz then turned to the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank, who praised the host for his display of “manhood” in being brave enough to criticize his fair and balanced employer.
Watch the “MediaBuzz” segment below, via Media Matters:
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.