“I have a dream today. I have a dream that one day, America will no longer drink Coca Cola.”
No, the Center for Science in the Public Interest didn’t actually say that, but it’s doing the next best thing to out-and-out mockery of the civil rights movement by turning its anti-soft drink jihad into a civil rights issue.
CSPI executive director Michael Jacobson stated in the campaign rollout,
Life’s Sweeter’s goal is to broaden the battle against sugary drinks from health experts to civic organizations, youth groups, civil rights groups, and others. [Emphasis added]
So Al Gore likens climate skeptics to racists and Michael Jacobson thinks sugary drinks are racist. Rave on, dudes!
For more on CSPI, check out Steve Milloy’s “False Alarm: The Center for Science in the Publci Interest, 1971 − 2006.”