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Thu Nov 28, 2019, 12:09 AM

After Mitch McConnell Named WholeFoods Magazine's Man of the Year, Twitter Users Call for Boycott

By Melissa Lemieux On 11/27/19 at 9:57 PM EST

WholeFoods Magazine has named Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as its Man of the Year for championing a hemp growing project in his home state of Kentucky. Twitter users have cried foul, though, and now they are trying to boycott the Whole Foods Supermarkets chain, which has nothing to do with the magazine.

McConnell announced his victory in a tweet.

"Honored to be named @WholeFoodsMag 2019 Person of the Year," McConnell declared. "I was recognized as the most influential person in the natural products industry, specifically because of my work to legalize industrial #hemp for farmers in Kentucky and around the country."

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https://www.newsweek.com/after-mitch-mcconnell-named-wholefoods-magazines-man-year-twitter-users-call-boycott-1474548

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WTF were they thinking?!?

On edit: I should clarify--I meant the Twitter boycotters. I wish they'd look before they leap. That said, I wonder how many health food enthusiasts also support mcconnell? I guess there might be a few, but sheesh.

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Reply After Mitch McConnell Named WholeFoods Magazine's Man of the Year, Twitter Users Call for Boycott (Original post)
catbyte Nov 2019 OP
mr_lebowski Nov 2019 #1
catbyte Nov 2019 #3
mr_lebowski Nov 2019 #5
catbyte Nov 2019 #9
essme Nov 2019 #2
LeftInTX Nov 2019 #6
NCLefty Nov 2019 #8
LeftInTX Nov 2019 #13
jberryhill Nov 2019 #4
catbyte Nov 2019 #10
RandySF Nov 2019 #7
Blue Owl Nov 2019 #11
Captain Zero Nov 2019 #12
jberryhill Nov 2019 #15
madaboutharry Nov 2019 #14

Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Nov 28, 2019, 12:11 AM

1. It's not Whole Foods the grocery store, this is a trade magazine for retailers of 'whole foods'

Been around for like 40 years.

Edit: It's right there in the first paragraph ...

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 28, 2019, 12:15 AM

3. Newsweek acknowledged that the magazine had nothing to do with the store in the first sentence.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 28, 2019, 12:19 AM

5. Fixed it on edit ...

Fairly obvious what the people on twitter 'were thinking' ... they obviously didn't know the difference and went off half-cocked, as the saying goes.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 28, 2019, 12:33 AM

9. Exactly. Although I don't think many natural food enthusiasts would view mcconnell as a hero, tho.

I could be wrong.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Nov 28, 2019, 12:11 AM

2. That magazine is not attached to the grocery store

It's the free magazine that you can pick up in the front of health food stores.

I personally think there should be a boycott on their advertisers, though.

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Response to essme (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 28, 2019, 12:20 AM

6. There are like a zillion advertisers in that thing!!!

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 28, 2019, 12:29 AM

8. See: magazines.

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Response to NCLefty (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 28, 2019, 02:38 AM

13. Yep, the magazine

The whole thing is ads.

They are online. Here is the Feb issue:

http://xdigital.spiweb.com/publication/?i=626956#{%22issue_id%22:626956,%22page%22:0}

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Nov 28, 2019, 12:16 AM

4. WTF where who thinking?

 


What were the idiots on Twitter thinking?

Or what were the promoters of unregulated supplements and snake oil "cures" who keep the magazine afloat thinking?

If your question is the latter one, a lot of "natural" bullshit promoters are Republicans, because they have problems with health and safety regulations concerning food, and they also aren't fond of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, the Federal Drug Administration or the Federal Trade Commission. Right wingers abound in the snake oil business.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 28, 2019, 12:34 AM

10. Sorry, the Twitter users. I'll fix it.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Nov 28, 2019, 12:25 AM

7. We prefer Trader Joe's

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Nov 28, 2019, 12:37 AM

11. Well there goes that publication's credibility

Even if the turtle did do one good thing, it is so counterbalanced by all the harmful shit he's done to this country...

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 28, 2019, 01:11 AM

12. In Indiana, a lot of the hemp and CBD products come from

Kentucky. I don't buy it if its from there. I don't buy bourbon anymore. Fuck Kentucky until Mitch is gone, I say. Canadian Club Whisky is smooth and mellow.

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 28, 2019, 11:44 AM

15. The bullshit health claims and dodgy supplements weren't enough

 


That publication does not aspire to credibility.

It is an advertising vehicle for right wing deregulation types who don't believe the FDA or FTC should regulate health claims or products.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Nov 28, 2019, 04:41 AM

14. Whole Foods is owned by Jeff Bezos,

who also owns Amazon and The Washington Post.

However, he doesn’t own everything and doesn’t own WholeFoods magazine. More evidence of how people jump on bandwagons without enough information. (Not defending Bezos, who needs to treat his employees better.)

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