38 thoughts on “This Time, You Can Really Set Your DVRs

  1. I am so clueless I did not even know this was a national show (I rarely watch TV). I looked it up, and it is on FOX at 9 am in Phoenix. I will try and remember to watch it :)

  2. Can some enterprising Shapeling put this on YouTube? I have no idea how one would do that, but it sure seems like that’s what the kids are doing these days. I’d be grateful!

  3. I’d be grateful if someone could YouTube it as well, since the Darling/Terrible household does not have television.

    Well, it does, but it’s not hooked up to anything but the DVD player.

  4. I’d have a hard time sitting next to MeMe Roth without wanting to strangle her.

    So good luck to Rachel and Mo pie.

  5. Oh, my god! Meme Roth?

    Wait, if everyone in fat acceptance is Kate Harding, isn’t Meme Roth just Ann Coulter’s alter ego?

    C’mon, they even look alike!

  6. Oh, I’m sorry; I’m just de-lurking (after a long time) because I had that thought and could not help but share it.

    Also, I try to always pronounce Ms. Roth’s first name “Meme,” as in the thought-virus.

  7. I can’t wait…except I hate hate hate having to watch Mememememe Roth get her nonsense and lunacy validated yet AGAIN by being consulted by these shows. Why do they even bother with her??? She’s like the Ann Coulter of fat hatred. Actually I prefer Coulter. At least she doesn’t lie about what she’s said, and doesn’t pretend she’s really nice. She knows she’s mean and admits it. If only Mememememe could do that. Also, Coulter doesn’t pretend to have credentials that she does NOT have.

    I’m hoping all this recent publicity leads to future exposure that isn’t tainted by a know-nothing boob spewing nonsense and lying.

    “I’d have a hard time sitting next to MeMe Roth without wanting to strangle her.”

    I have a hard time just watching her drivel without wanting to strangle her :D Or at least a good bitch-slap.

    You two are very brave and must have some awesome self-control to dare it! Like someone just recently said, if you think fat people have no self-control, consider the fact that they haven’t killed you yet!

  8. Add me to the list of folks who would really love a YouTube of this. The Morning Show doesn’t air in my area, and I’d LOVE to see this!

    Congrats, guys! Knock Mememememe off her pedestal!

  9. Add me to the YouTube list as well.

    Though I will try and dig me up some fried french toast to eat at breakfast in spirit. I’ll imagine I’m eating MMR’s head. :)

  10. I disagree Annie, I think Ann Coulter and Roth are equal

    Ann Coulter also claims that the sources she uses are accurate and she often misquotes people/claims people are “taking her out of context”.

    In the same way that we are all Kate Harding, MeMe is just Ann with glasses because Ann gets bored of making fun of liberals sometimes!

  11. She’s like the Ann Coulter of fat hatred.

    I said exactly this to my boyfriend the other day when talking about the show.

    I’m just hoping Rachel or Mo points out her complete lack of qualifications.

  12. Thanks for all the support, guys. Mo and I are super, super excited. I just hope I can be as brave on the show as I am in telling my husband all the snarky and brilliant things I want to say.

    FJ – I wanted to point out her lack of, well, any sort of qualifications that would make her the anti-obesity “expert” she’s paraded as, but there will also be a doctor on the segment pretty much regurgitating the same things, so I think it will be a moot point.

    I have researched the chupacabra as thoroughly as the internet will allow, though. She graduated from the University of Georgia in 1991 with a degree in communications and journalism. She worked in corporate communications for years before moving to Millburn, N.J. several years ago, an affluent area where now she apparently jogs around the city in a sports bra.

    She has two kids, ages 6 and 8. After her son ate a white bagel in his kindergarten class, she embarked on a junk food witchhunt in his school, and emailed all the parents with ravings about childhood obesity being child abuse, etc… She got a severe backlash from it. The PTO even sent her a letter asking her to move. Yes, really!!!

    Her organization is not registered as a non-profit. On the website, it states that she works independently and as a consultant. I would LOVE to find out who’s bankrolling her one-woman operation.

    Do keep in mind, folks. This is our first time on tv. I hope we do well, but we’re human. Please don’t pin all your FA hopes on us!

  13. Oh, hey. Get this. My husband and I checked in around 2 p.m. The clerk couldn’t find our registrations anywhere. He even checked under Fox and the travel agent’s name and we still couldn’t locate them. I started to get worried and handed him the paperwork I was sent. He found the reservation under my husband’s name (I kept my name when we married).

    After Mo and her husband got in, we all went to dinner and I mentioned it to Mo,who also has a different name than her husband. No kidding – they did the same freaking thing to her. They couldn’t find her reservation either because it was in her husband’s name.

    Let’s see…. Mo and I are the ones featured on the show, but the show reserves our rooms IN OUR HUSBAND’S NAMES. Gee, I’m so glad I had my strong protector husband there to take care of me.

  14. >After her son ate a white bagel in his kindergarten class, she embarked on a junk food witchhunt in his school, and emailed all the parents with ravings about childhood obesity being child abuse, etc…

    I can top this story, Rachel. Go to this site: http://forestfire.wordpress.com/2007/05/31/richardson-exposed-gop-prop-187-revisionism-food-police-gone-wild/

    “MeMe Roth went to exercise at the Philadelphia Spring Valley YMCA where she is a member. Upon entering, Ms. Roth spotted a table offering toppings for ice cream sundaes. Ms. Roth became angry in her do-gooder self righteousness and began vandalizing the table of toppings. YMCA officials immediately called the police.

    “Ms. Roth tried to justify her vandalism by claiming that “those of us fighting to keep our children and ourselves healthy deserve to have somewhere safe to go without being pressured to eat junk food.”

    Fuckwit.

  15. Yeah I’m going to have on that Youtube wagon. I have to work tomorrow and no DVR. PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE someone… lol PLEASE put it up if they can.

    Bring some garlic and a cross for Meme guys!

  16. Congratulations and good luck.

    And don’t worry about us pinning all sorts of crazy expectations on you; all anyone expects is for you to be yourselves and hopefully have some fun from the experience :)

  17. DON’T PANIC Rachel. That’s the main thing. At least the Hitchhiker’s Guide says so :) You probably won’t even realize how awesome you do until afterwards when everyone tells you. And like cggirl says, no one wants anything more than for you to be yourself and get as much out there as you can, yet you’ll probably end up doing more than even that. I won’t be disappointed so long as a few words of FA and how much of the hysteria is nonsense gets out there, and you’ll do that.

    “After her son ate a white bagel in his kindergarten class, she embarked on a junk food witchhunt in his school, and emailed all the parents with ravings about childhood obesity being child abuse, etc… She got a severe backlash from it. The PTO even sent her a letter asking her to move. Yes, really!!!”

    Holy holy holy crap – THAT’S what started her off? A f***ing white BAGEL? Not, you know, a CUPCAKE or something? A BAGEL? Oh God, please slap her just once. Like, you know, the way the guy slaps the woman in Village of the Damned when she gets hysterical. Gah! (I don’t usually say this, but I feel sorry for those kids. And they are being set up for a possible lifetime of eating disorders if you ask me. Besides, to never have a treat, ever? WTF?)

    And her sh** about obesity BEING child abuse infuriates me. Because real children are sometimes taken away from real parents, good parents, to their everlasting detriment, when their only sin is being born with fat genes. That is the vilest, most horrible thing I’ve ever heard. I saw one of her rants regarding the 12 year old whose mom brought her to Mexico for a stomach bypass (so she could escape the “red tape” of sleep apnea tests and psychological evaluation – AH!) the year after she’d gotten her high-volume liposuction and a tummy tuck and the weight came back on. Meme called it child abuse – yes it sure is. But wait, Mememememe didn’t mean the devaluation and the mutilation, she meant the mere FACT that the girl was fat. That was the abuse. No. words. strong. enough.

    fillyjonk – great minds :D

  18. Rachel, you’re going to be wonderful; I have no worries about you at all. I do have worries about Fox, especially after reading about your experience filming the Human Interest Segment, and that shit about reservations. I don’t know if they’ll allow you to shine as brightly as you normally would. But I admire your courage anyway (even the stumblingest, most off-message performance you could give is more than I think I could manage), and Independent of editing I know you and Mo will both be great.

  19. I had an idea a while back about creating some kind of “Deconstructing Meme” website… especially finding out where her org gets its funding, who her PR clients are, if she actually comes from a fat family as she claims, etc. Anybody wanna help?

  20. Good luck! I just got the DVR prepared!

    Remember to mention the two trials of HAES that came out successful if the need arises! Kate posted them on here!

  21. It should be possible to watch the segment after it’s aired through the show’s website — this morning when I checked they were streaming Friday’s show. No YouTube needed.

    Don’t know if it’s possible to watch it live through the network or local faux news station. They do stream their ‘news’ shows as they happen, though, so it might be worth trying.

    Given the general slimey content and overall stupidity of Faux News, I’m not optimistic about the HAES message being allowed to get out over the noise generated by the lunatic, but one can hope.

  22. I just watched the segment… GREAT JOB guys.
    I loved how assertive and confident you were: pointed glance for Mike on “fat people shouldn’t be STEREOTYPED” after 6 firing squad questions about your “health” and even stepping on MeMe’s line to talk about HAES. Really really great job. :)

    I think this segment made it really clear to me how uncomfortable the show is with fat and happy people. Rachel was seriously attacked by the host for the first 15 seconds and I’m sitting here wondering why some shy guy’s near death experience and the segment on “eliminating your debt with Jesus” couldn’t have been chopped in half and replaced with more of your fabulousness. :)

  23. Man, the FA movement is so winning. MeMe Roth comes off terrible, and the doctor just contradicted herself in her own comment. She first says that if you are over 30 BMI, no matter what your BP or cholesterol and how much you exercise, you ARE AT RISK FOR DISEASE.

    Then she says that there’s no “hard and fast” number, no black and white.

    Even though she’s annoying, it makes me happy, because her argument is so weak.

  24. Just finished watching…great job ladies! I couldn’t imagine sitting next to meme roth (good thing she didn’t get to talk too long). I hope the convo is continued on the mike and juliet website and I hope it’s positive.

    oh, and mike of “mike and juliet” really bugged me.

  25. MeMe Roth just KILLS me. She’s actually suggesting that there’s just too much acceptance for fat people. She reminds me of Christians who think they’re being discriminated against, or MRAs who whine that it’s not fair that women get to choose who they have sex with.

    If I’d been there, I would’ve totally lost my shit. Way to go, Rachel and Mo for holding your ground so eloquently!!!

  26. My favorite is when the evil one is talking about anerexia and obesity… and that obesity kills more people. Its like she is saying that you are better off starving your self, not to mention the mental anguish that comes with an eating disorder, because you will have a less likely chance of dying then being overweight? WHAT!?

  27. “My favorite is when the evil one is talking about anerexia and obesity… and that obesity kills more people. Its like she is saying that you are better off starving your self, not to mention the mental anguish that comes with an eating disorder, because you will have a less likely chance of dying then being overweight? WHAT!?”

    The funny thing is: Anorexia actually kills A LOT more people in numbers and percentage. Like greater than 100,000 more. But of course they have feelings, and fat people don’t. They deserve a defense not the! LOLZ OMG TEH OBESITY EPIDEMIC LOLZ!ONE!1111!ELEVEN!

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