William "Wheat Belly" Davis agreed to interview with David Duke personally
Duke the Deceiver
A major publisher of diet and health books says one of its writers, a Milwaukee cardiologist, was deceived by a controversial ex-Congressman from Louisiana, Dr. David Duke – a man the Anti-Defamation League calls "perhaps America's most well-known racist and anti-Semite" – into appearing on his radio show.
Danielle Lynn, public relations manager for Rodale Books, says Duke contacted the author, Dr. William Davis, in early 2012 and claimed to be a "Dr. Duke" from "Europe." Apparently not realizing with whom he was speaking, Davis agreed to tape a segment that aired on Duke's satellite radio show on Feb. 10, 2012, and again on March 12.Lynn says Davis receives about 20 media-related requests a day, "in addition to other opportunities that we secure for him." But "in this instance, he was contacted directly and intentionally misled about the true identity of the host."
"The substance of the interview that took place was entirely book-focused and did not veer into any other topics," she says.
Dr. Davis needs to make a formal statement about this in my opinion (YMMV). How does a busy doctor and author make room for a 45 minute interview (estimated, the whole program runs 53 min) with some mysterious "Dr. Duke" from "Europe"? If he's getting so much media attention, how does this happen?
This whole anonymous doctor from Europe thing just reeks.
Honestly, I think it's a case of the cover up being worse than the crime. I'd feel a lot better about it if they came out and said something similar to what cremes did. If they thought their message was so important as to outweigh the detriment, all right. There'd be something noble in that somewhere if you squint.
Instead, they act like they were duped, which call me a hater, I simply don't believe. I don't buy it from Davis or MacGuff. Jimmy Moore was able to determine it was Duke, but these two couldn't? The anonymous doctor stuff just reads like a cover story, IMO.
I still don't see the point of your posts on this topic. You don't like these guys. We get it. Now what?
The whole, "I didn't know" is just pathetic. It's up there with Marion Jones, Lance Armstrong, and Roger Clemons when they said they were "the most drug-tested athletes and always passed the tests", and therefore drug free.
I'm 41 and have lightly (sometimes heavily) followed politics and even a political amateur like myself has heard of David Duke. I'm not sure where to classify Davis and Jimmy now. I was thinking total bozos, but now I might change it to total idiots.
Duke looks like shit in that picture, drawn and worn. Did you know his wife left him for the guy who runs Stormfront? That mob is even more inbred than the Ancestral Health folks. He needs to eat a few carbs but I sure ain't giving him health advice.
What does it say about a person willing to take the time to read something that they feel is a waste of time and of little to no value? LOL not to mention someone who thinks Davis is about the "science". I'm having Fathead FB page flashbacks.
But, until I read this particular muck-raking expose, had he rung me up and asked to interview me about diet, or music, or my views on vacuum cleaners, there's no way I could have connected him with "that" David Duke.
If he skyped me wearing his Grand Dragon or Kleagle or whatever costume, I might have tumbled to it eventually.
Falling for a telephone hoax isn't worth killing yourself over, and obviously Davis's first choice was to ignore it and make it go away. That would be my default option too. I'd be thinking "I'm not the frickin' Grand Dragon of the KKK, I acted in good faith as a media whore (you would too if you had something to say), so leave me alone and go solve a crime or find a cure already."
Next you'll be going through Jimmy Moore's rubbish and telling us about how many empty booze bottles you counted. There might indeed be better uses of your time and talents.
LOL, OMG and all sorts of other nonsense.
What's the point of this again? And if you comment about this comment let me just throw a little wisdom your way. "What does it say about a person willing to take the time to read something that they feel is a waste of time and of little to no value?" I bet Woodey will oblige us by responding yet again.
I mean, I don't follow those sites anymore, but just by digging a little in the past few
days I discovered:
- Paul Jaminet routinely links to far right nutters' websites:http://perfecthealthdiet.com/2012/02/around-the-web-happy-valentine%E2%80%99s-day/
I found his "defense" of why he does that very unconvincing, your mileage may vary.
- Anthony Colpo published his research article in a far right faux-academic journal, alongside climate denialists, creationists, peddlers of ex-gay therapies and the like. http://www.plantpositive.com/blog/2012/3/27/anthony-colpos-confusionist-mind.html
- I though Masterjohn's was not among "those kind" of sites, although there were some weird references to economics and abortion in some of his nutrition posts. Apparently I didn't look very closely:
Is there something about those kind of diets that tends to attract this kind of people?
Those recent episodes with Duke remind me that Ron Paul also used to court white supremacists in his infamous newsletters in the past, it's not like there's no precedent for this sort of thing.
Having said that, I'm not sure about Dr. Davis. He probably liked the idea of being invited for the first time to speak on a (supposedly) European show and didn't realize in what context his interview would appear.
I did a little bit with google and found that there are at least 599 people named David Duke in the US. There are 214 David Dukes to be found on linked in. I guess all those folks are professionally ruined, cursed from from the day they were given the name. Sad for them!
There you go. Three non-sycophants who care.
But then, that's your whole problem, isn't it?
As Evelyn's unofficial life coach, I deeply resent this shameless attempt to poach my territory.
As if further proof was need that they're full of it.
Cavemen didn't need pills to get their nutrition. I'm sure they'll claim later to being duped, though.
Flintstones contain sugar and don't have that 1/3rd gram (less actually) paleo blend of dried kale and seaweed.
On the one hand, the health insurance will help me if I ever get sick. On the other hand, if I buy the supplements, chances are I will never get sick.
I love how folks can read such conspiratorial ideas into a fuckin' diet.
Vegans in general tend to be mentally ill, but fruitarians, raw foodists, juicers and whatnot are the worst of the lot.
Every diet type tends to attract a different personality. The obsessive compulsives are attracted to Weight Watchers, for example, because of all the calorie counting. Fanatics go for fad diets: cabbage soup, etc. Ascetics go for the low-fat diets and intermittent fasting (I'm in this category). Lazy people are attracted to Atkins and other low-carb plans because they promise effortless weight loss and quick results (though of course the results don't last, as most of us know).
I misunderstood your use of the word "sycophant" because your usage was unclear. Now I understood what you meant by it.
Regarding my opinion, I've made it totally clear on this subject in a previous post, but I'm happy to make it again: I think Jimmy is a liar in general, a great role model for a failed diet program, doesn't understand anything about the physiology of fat loss, lied about the Duke podcast, blew off people who questioned him (I was one) in a way that made him look terrible, when he realized that he scrubbed his website of the questions and his answers.
He should be shunned because he's a weight loss fraud. He should be shunned because he appeared on a neo-Nazi's podcast.
"I keep forgetting why this is such a scandal. Does it undermine the science to be on a white supremacist's radio show? "
There is no science to Jimmy's N=1 shenanigans so the question is moot.
If a true scientist had appeared on Duke's podcast, it would not undermine his scientific credentials, but it would undermine any moral authority he had outside of science. Since Jimmy has no scientific validity, not even as an amateur tinkerer, it's irrelevant.
I have to say that your nonchalance about the whole matter makes me wonder whether you agree with Duke about anything.
I am going to assume that you do, especially his paranoid anti-Semitism.
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