11 July 2012


New York City's mayor, Michael Bloomberg, has championed a proposal to ban the sale of sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces in regulated food establishments. Unsurprisingly, the beverage and movie theater industries are pushing back. From the New York Times City Room blog:
Robert Sunshine, a lobbyist for the movie theater industry in New York State, said that while his clients agreed that obesity was an epidemic, “we believe it should be handled through education.”
“No one,” he added, “should be told what they can do and what they can’t do.”
Oh really? Then what gives your clients the right to tell moviegoers that they can't talk on cell phones during films? Yeesh.