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.
“We live in a world that’s run by white supremacy and that’s the narrative and the language … that has taken over,” Talib Kweli told CNN’s Don Lemon during a heated interview from Ferguson, Missouri, referencing what he perceived to be media bias.
The rapper and activist’s words evidently didn’t sit well with Lemon, who tried to defend his network’s around-the-clock coverage of Ferguson since Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson on Aug. 9. Lemon immediately attempted to refute Kweli’s claim, cutting him off mid-sentence.
“Well, I disagree with that, especially with our coverage,” Lemon replied. “I think we have been doing really great coverage. People in the community are actually coming up commending us on our coverage, saying that it’s balanced … I don’t think the entire media has been bad.”
Kweli, who had flown to Missouri to support the “people on the ground,” immediately countered Lemon’s point, noting an article currently displayed on CNN’s website characterizing the protests as “calm until the bottles fly.”
“That’s not what happened,” said Kweli, who then tried to articulate specific parts of the article he felt were inaccurate. Lemon interrupted the rapper once again — in fact several more times — before Kweli walked away from the camera, stating, “We don’t have to have an interview if you’re not going to let me talk.”
He continued: “You’re interrupting me and telling me you’re going to let me talk … I’m only telling you my perspective. Can I finish telling you my perspective and then you can respond? Because that’s how you have a conversation.”
Here is the whole exchange as seen on CNN:
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.