Advocating obesity?

The heroically-named Center for Consumer Freedom is running full-page ads in major U.S. newspapers lambasting the conventional wisdom that obesity is unhealthy. If this were, in fact, a group of consumers tired of being rebuked about their dietary habits, one could certainly sympathize. But, according to this Reuters story, the Center for Consumer Freedom is funded by none other than the “casual dining” industry. The ad, of course, says nothing about this. It calls the Center for Consumer Freedom “a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting consumer choices and promoting common sense.” And misleading the public, apparently.