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    Margo

    Correction: The ASB description of the ad states: ‘The woman exits the kitchen arm in arm with the male cooks in their underwear.’ However, in the version of the ad that I have seen, at least before 9pm, the males are fully dressed.

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    Arethusa

    From the same column that lauds Food Inc. for its objection to the evils of large food corporations, while stating that Kraft Philadelphia Original Cream(tm) might be a worthwhile and healthy product if it wasn’t for those tasteless ads – come on Croakey!

    I’ll take the real cream (ingredients: cream – min 36% fat, by defnintion gluten free ffs) in careful moderation along with the occasional patted bottom, thanks.

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    Croakey

    Hi Arethusa, Croakey welcomes a range of views at this blog. Don’t assume that the posts represent Croakey’s own views (unless I’ve written them, and even then I’ve been known to change my mind…).
    On the matter of cream, I love the real stuff myself, and tend to stay away from processed gunk wherever possible. Personally, I don’t take much notice of “low fat” labels anyway, as they’re often on foods that I really wouldn’t want to eat. Like the big jar of marshmallow something or other spread that I once bought just as a souvenir, for the sake of the “low fat” label. No mention of the extreme sugar content of course…

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    Arethusa

    I had difficulty with the outrage directed at Kraft’s ads, and sided with the ASB’s decision on this.

    Fine line between laugh vs discomfort vs boycott I guess. You did invoke ‘it could be a good product but…’. Personally I see Croakey as a voice which I ascribe to a single conscious entity, because it is presented as such. Who is you/I/they – it really isn’t clear. I can’t possibly tell who wrote this piece – all I see is Croakey.

    If a mouthpiece/blog starts contradicting itself I start to question its origin.

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    Croakey

    Croakey

    OK, just to explain a bit about Croakey (you can also read more in the “About Croakey” section of the blog). It is a group blog with a range of contributors. These are mostly members of the Crikey Health and Medical Panel (CHAMP), which was set up with a number of goals, including to encourage public health minded people to engage in public debate. So there are many different people posting at Croakey, there is no one voice or view, although there is a tendency towards public health perspectives. Croakey is moderated by me, Melissa Sweet (freelance health journalist). I sometimes write the posts myself, and I generally write the introductions to other contributor’s posts. If you have a look at the post above, it is clearly bylined to Margo Saunders. I hope that clarifies things a bit.

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    Arethusa

    My original criticism was targeted at the consistency of “Croakey” as an entity. If it’s the product of multiple individuals’ opinions I’d suggest crediting them in each post. I have no probs with Croakey A disagreeeing with Croakey B, but stating that it’s a group blog in an About section does not mean we should be playing guess the blogger. As a reader I just see random and conflicting opinions which makes it hard to take you seriously.

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    Croakey

    Croakey

    If you looked, you would see that the authors are credited at the top of each post, except where the author is Croakey.

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