Last week on Friday, August 12th, 2007, CNBC's Erin Burnett made some very appalling statements. In an interview with Chris Matthews on MSNBC's Hardball Burnett claimed that playing with lead toys and eating poison-tainted food is a good price to pay for paying cheaper prices at Wal-Mart. Here are Burnett's exact quotes:
"A lot of people like to say, uh, scaremonger about China, right? A lot of politicians, and I know you talk about that issue all the time. I think people should be careful what they wish for on China. Ya know, if China were to revalue it's currency or China is to start making say, toys that don't have lead in them or food that isn't poisonous, their costs of production are going to go up and that means prices at Wal-Mart here in the United States are going to go up too. So, I would say China is our greatest friend right now, they're keeping prices low and they're keeping the prices for mortgages low, too."
Any normal person that has basic survival mechanisms and a functioning brain would immediately come to the conclusion that Erin Burnett is insane. Even if the food and toys were free, would a person eat poison? And would any self-respecting parent let their child play with brain-damaging lead? Erin Burnett admits herself that China is shipping poisoned foods and lead toys to the US, but she calls it "scaremongering".

Recently there have been huge recalls of products that have been exported from China. The media has only given this issue 1/1000th of the attention it deserves. But I doubt that comes as a surprise to anyone. Hundreds of pet foods were recalled due to pets dying. At least the media cares about protecting cats and dogs, but when it comes to exposing harmful human food, they fail miserably. According to Burnett poisoned foods and lead toys are a good thing.

The Washington Post reports that the FDA detained 107 food imports from China in April of 2007. Here are a few of the harmful foods they found:
  • Dried apples preserved with a cancer-causing chemical.
  • Frozen catfish laden with banned antibiotics.
  • Scallops and sardines coated with putrefying bacteria.
  • Mushrooms laced with illegal pesticides.
  • Although the FDA detained these shipments, a majority of foods the same and similar probably made it into the US and into stores. The problem has to be serious if the FDA is taking any action.

    One thing we can definitely be sure of is the media and the government are not going to protect us from threats like these, and is often the culprit. The government distributes millions of vaccines to be used on new-born babies to adults that contain cancer viruses, Mercury, and DNA fragmentations. The media assists the government by convincing everyone that it is the law that your children must take these vaccines in order to go to public school, which is a lie. There is no law. Just from this example alone we can come to the conclusion that you cannot rely on the government to protect you, especially when it comes to your health. And that in most cases a person should be cautious of anything the government does when they try to get involved in health. Look at this propaganda piece claiming Mercury is good for you.
    If Erin Burnett wants to save 40 cents in exchange for consuming poisons, which it appears she probably has been, she should feel free. But for those of us that still have a normal, functioning mind and a desire to not die and get sick, I think we can all agree that consuming poisons and absorbing lead is still a bad thing.