The New York Sun, has published a gem of an op-ed called “Defending The Oreo“:
Maybe the Post preferred Hydrox cookies and is bitter over the Oreo’s triumph over its longtime competitor, which was for many years distinguished for its use of vegetable shortening instead of the Oreo’s lard. Lard is gone from the Oreo, as are Hydrox from American supermarket shelves. What remains, apparently, is a reputation for a cookie whose cream and crunch Americans needn’t feel guilty about enjoying. The Post is certainly free to campaign against whatever food it wants to. For our part, if a friend of ours stops by when we are tucking into a dish of ice cream and Oreo cookies, they are welcome to share.
In case you’re wondering, the Sun is upset the Washington Post ran an op-ed on obesity with the line “friends don’t let friends eat Oreos.”
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to newspaper wars, circa 2007.