CNSNews.com director of communications Craig Bannister -- the man who inspired Rush Limbaugh's three-day tirade of misogyny against Sandra Fluke -- is at it again, declaring in a March 28 CNS blog post that the annual White House Easter Egg Roll was being turned into a "fat camp":
This year's White House Easter Egg Roll has been turned into a "fat camp" to inflict exercise and the First Lady's "Let's Move!" healthy meal plans on kids who want just want to celebrate the season on the South Lawn.
An e-mail from the "Let's Move!" campaign says the Easter Egg Roll has been turned into a "Let's Move! Social":
The First Lady's "followers" will be there to preach to kids about their eating habits:
"We are inviting Let's Move! followers on Twitter and Facebook and their children, ages 5 - 13, to join the fun on the South Lawn and of course to share their experience with their followers!"
There will even be a physical activity regime, something called "sports courts," and cooking demonstrations to "educate families," the White House Easter Egg Roll web page says:
Don't be surprised to see the Easter Bunny handing out rabbit food to the little tykes. Remember, when Mrs. Obama enlisted Big Bird to hawk bell peppers as a snack?
The e-mail announcing the morphing of the egg hunt into a fitness camp comes after the White House promised the event would go on as scheduled - after it took heat for suggesting it might be cancelled due to the nation's budget woes.
And, you thought the White House Easter Egg Roll was all about rolling eggs at the White House...or Easter.
Bannister provides no evidence that any of the "Let's Move!" activities would replace any traditional egg-rolling events, and he fails to mention that previous first ladies have incorporated their policy initiatives into the Easter egg roll.
But Bannister isn't concerned with the truth; he's concerned with clicks. And his Obama-hating link-bait succeeded, getting repeated at Fox Nation.