This weekend’s massive New York Times expose that President Trump watches too much television and drinks too many Diet Cokes continues to provide CNN with fake news by the gallon.
The cable news network came under criticism during Monday’s failed suicide bombing at a busy New York Port Authority bus terminal for coverage skewed to Trump’s alleged consumption of up to twelve of the popular beverages per day and CNN continues to push the non-story out to viewers.
Been bouncing back and forth between CNN and Fox to compare coverage of the NYC attack this morning. CNN took a break to update us on Trump’s Diet Coke intake. pic.twitter.com/1MYAyte57q
— Phil Woodall (@phil_woodall) December 11, 2017
According to CNN’s celebrity medical expert Dr. Sanjay Gupta, too many Diet Cokes may be making Trump grumpy and irritable which Chris Cuomo quickly blamed for Trump’s animosity towards the media.
— New Day (@NewDay) December 12, 2017
It’s not the fake news and the endless smears, the retracted scoops based on anonymous sources or the 24/7 Trump bashing that has earned the president’s ire – it’s his diet.
Just when you thought that it couldn’t get any more surreal.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) December 12, 2017
Via the Washington Examiner “Trump’s Diet Cokes may be causing ‘irritability,’ Dr. Sanjay Gupta says”:
CNN medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta said Tuesday that President Trump is at risk of insomnia, irritability and other health problems if he really is drinking 12 Diet Cokes each day.
“It can lead to irritability, it can lead to insomnia,” Gupta said on CNN.
“Especially toward the media?” CNN host Chris Cuomo asked.
The New York Times reported Sunday that Trump eats a lot of junk food and washes it down with “a dozen Diet Cokes” every day. That same report said Trump watches as much as eight hours of television a day, something Trump denied.
Gupta said all that Diet Coke would give him a lot of caffeine every day, much more than any doctor would recommend. He said another danger is that drinking diet soda makes the body crave more sugar.
“No doctor, no person would recommend, the makers of Coca Cola would not recommend drinking four liters of this stuff in a day,” he said.
— CNN (@CNN) December 11, 2017
And CNN further emphasized that Trump should watch what he’s drinking with this blockbuster “A 12 Diet Cokes-a-day habit like Trump’s is worth changing”:
Some research suggests that artificially sweetened drinks can increase one’s appetite and the desire for sweets. This effect was linked to aspartame, the most frequently used sweetener in diet beverages, which generates a similar response in the body as sugar. Just 30 minutes after drinking either a diet soda containing aspartame or the same amount of regular soda (with sucrose), the body reacts with similar concentrations of glucose and insulin.
Susan Swithers, a professor of psychological sciences at Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences, refers to aspartame’s effects as “teasing” the body.
“You get this very sweet taste; your body says ‘I’m about to get sugar; I’m about to get energy,’ but those never arrive,” Swithers said, based on her research of diet soda consumption in animals. The result is, your body learns sweet taste is no longer a good signal, so instead of producing normal responses immediately, it delays. This becomes problematic when you eat actual sugar, because your blood sugar rises a little higher than it normally would, and as a result, you may eat more than usual, she explained.
THAT is CNN at its finest. The dumbest television network on the planet and just perfect for a nation of dumbed-down ninnies who rely on it to spoon feed them their thoughts on a daily basis.
Junk news is bad for your brain.