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   9-year old girls loses weight. This is the lead story on CNN.com right now

04 Dec 2012 04:56 PM   |   13506 clicks   |   CNN
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The My Little Pony Killer    [TotalFark]  
By the time she was a year old, Breanna weighed close to 25 pounds.

She was probably getting non-stop calls for shows like Maury as well. She had help getting to 25lbs within a year of being born. Her parents ought to be taken out back and shot for this abuse.

04 Dec 2012 01:28 PM
exick    [TotalFark]  
Bond asked their pediatrician whether she should be concerned, but he assured her Breanna would grow into the weight.

Over the next few years, Breanna packed on the pounds. In preschool, she was bigger than any of the other kids in her class.

Her parents hired a nutritionist, but the healthy habits didn't stick.


Are these people so thick that they don't realize it was their problem? If your 1-year-old is overweight, it's either an actual medical condition or you are farking feeding it too much! What do you mean the healthy habits didn't stick? Motherfarkers, you are in charge of the food! Who the hell else is feeding your child?

04 Dec 2012 01:35 PM
sweetmelissa31    [TotalFark]  

exick: Are these people so thick that they don't realize it was their problem? If your 1-year-old is overweight, it's either an actual medical condition or you are farking feeding it too much! What do you mean the healthy habits didn't stick? Motherfarkers, you are in charge of the food! Who the hell else is feeding your child?


When I was a fat little kid I used to hide candy around my room :/

04 Dec 2012 01:47 PM
AdolfOliverPanties     
I think this should be a lead story on CNN, barring anything world-shaking going on. There are a lot of bloaters out there. I see them at my kid's school.

04 Dec 2012 02:17 PM
The Stealth Hippopotamus    [TotalFark]  
The election is over and people (normal people) need a break. Not like there is anything going on in the rest of the world....

04 Dec 2012 03:02 PM
EatHam    [TotalFark]  
Their family was not one for a lot of fast food, soda or sugary treats. Bond cooked dinner most nights: fried chicken, roast beef, enchiladas 
 
Try a farking salad.

04 Dec 2012 03:04 PM
cameroncrazy1984    [TotalFark]  
What do you expect, now that they have Jeff Zucker?

04 Dec 2012 03:10 PM
Lionel Mandrake    [TotalFark]  
This is the lead story on CNN.com right now

If by "lead story" you mean small link in the "Featured" area, then yeah, I guess.

I did have to look though, as it wouldn't have surprised me.

04 Dec 2012 03:17 PM
Elzar     
Subby You know how we know you're shiats all retarded?

/ First hint: girls loses weight
// Second hint: CNN

04 Dec 2012 03:33 PM
Apos     
Do you remember when CNN was a respected news organization?

04 Dec 2012 04:05 PM
Lionel Mandrake    [TotalFark]  

Apos: Do you remember when CNN was a respected news organization?


It still is...outside of America

I don't know why the domestic CNN decided to go full retard, but, fortunately, CNNi just went partial retard.

04 Dec 2012 04:10 PM
NuttierThanEver     

Apos: Do you remember when CNN was a respected news organization?


Human interest stories have been part of news reporting going back to the begining of print journalism. Childhood obesity is reaching epidemic proportions in the US. Media outlet combines the two to draw readers?

I'm ok with this.

04 Dec 2012 04:13 PM
Apos     

Lionel Mandrake: Apos: Do you remember when CNN was a respected news organization?

It still is...outside of America

I don't know why the domestic CNN decided to go full retard, but, fortunately, CNNi just went partial retard.


Damn it, I thought one could still count on informative, thought-provoking news from that division, at least. *Sigh* This is why I get my news almost exclusively from Al Jazeera.

04 Dec 2012 04:25 PM
Apos     

NuttierThanEver: Apos: Do you remember when CNN was a respected news organization?

Human interest stories have been part of news reporting going back to the begining of print journalism. Childhood obesity is reaching epidemic proportions in the US. Media outlet combines the two to draw readers?

I'm ok with this.


Point taken.

04 Dec 2012 04:30 PM
Surool     
If I clicked that link subby, I would be helping the story gain popularity on CNN.

04 Dec 2012 04:58 PM
Rindred     
It's not news.....

04 Dec 2012 04:58 PM
papa_neslo     
To be fair the reason it's a lead story is that she's lost the weight of an entire 9 year old girl. So... it does have that going for it. Plus this is America and 50% of the country think child obesity is a liberal agenda to get rid of pizza in the school cafeteria.

04 Dec 2012 04:58 PM
Englebert Slaptyback     

9-year old girls loses weight.


I spilled a container of split-shot sinkers when I was that age. There was no news coverage.

04 Dec 2012 04:59 PM
busy chillin'     
health page...10 subject tabs over....good one, subby, you got me.

04 Dec 2012 05:00 PM
iheartscotch     
Good thing she lost the weight; but, mother of god; if you can't control what your child eats; you suck as a parent.

04 Dec 2012 05:00 PM
busy chillin'     

iheartscotch: Good thing she lost the weight; but, mother of god; if you can't control what your child eats; you suck as a parent.


oh, blow it out your semi colon.

; )

04 Dec 2012 05:01 PM
airsupport     
So by the time she's old enough to get laid at prom, she'll already have flappy tits and stretch marks.

Lucky fellow, that one.

04 Dec 2012 05:02 PM
Jument     
I skimmed it. TFA seems to paint the parent's in a very sympathetic light while completely ignoring the fact that they are in the running for the worst parents in history. No, America. You cannot haz personal responsibility.

04 Dec 2012 05:05 PM
Huck Chaser    [TotalFark]  
"Parents are in a really tough position," says Dr. Elissa Jelalian, a staff psychologist at the Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center who focuses on the development of intervention programs for children. "They feel they are not doing a good job as parents if their child is struggling with weight."

And they are correct in feeling that way.

04 Dec 2012 05:05 PM
ProfessorOhki     
There is a much much better story in the side bar:
Thousands of people lined up in Boston to receive a free personal vibrator from Trojan Condoms. (Link).

Bonus - video story; with interviews of people in line.  Sometimes I think CNN is trying to usurp the "It's not News" moniker.

/Down at your local corner
//This Tuesday
///Just handin' 'em out!

04 Dec 2012 05:05 PM
Current Resident    [TotalFark]  
Good for her.

Somebody give her a cookie.

04 Dec 2012 05:06 PM
Gyrfalcon    [TotalFark]  

iheartscotch: Good thing she lost the weight; but, mother of god; if you can't control what your child eats; you suck as a parent.


Yeah, this.

The most shocking thing about this story isn't that a little girl got fat or that a little girl lost some weight. It's that the parents took so long to realize that the WHOLE FAMILY had to change their habits so their little girl could lose weight.

04 Dec 2012 05:06 PM
jamspoon    [TotalFark]  
Meh. In the UK you can choose between:

Man vists wife in hospital with morning sickness.

Unborn child will be be monarch when great grandmother, grandfather and father are dead, whatever their gender. The last 3 words being the news.

04 Dec 2012 05:07 PM
Princess Ryans Knickers     
You didn't expect the lame stream media to be liberal and cover the anti-Jesus vote of the Republicans today against disabilities?

04 Dec 2012 05:10 PM
Jacobin     
Well, maybe the hang nail on my thumb will be the second story of the day.

04 Dec 2012 05:10 PM
RembrandtQEinstein     
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04 Dec 2012 05:11 PM
Random Anonymous Blackmail     
Where is DCFS, the parents are obviously starving her to death.

04 Dec 2012 05:11 PM
illannoyin     
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04 Dec 2012 05:11 PM
ordinarysteve     
IMO, I find CNN has actually gotten better over the last few months. I have noticed that they are actually starting to call out pundits and lobbyists out on their bullshiat. I call it the "Crowley effect"

04 Dec 2012 05:12 PM
The more you eat the more you fart     
Not gonna rtfa.

Safe assumption the parents are lardasses themselves.

Keep feeding your kids Froot Loops and whole milk and twinkies, fatasses.

04 Dec 2012 05:13 PM
dobro     
That's GREAT that it's the top news story! Nothing bad happened today. A little girl had a positive experience. It would be cool if stories like this were the lead story everyday!

04 Dec 2012 05:13 PM
IPKnightly     

Lionel Mandrake: This is the lead story on CNN.com right now

If by "lead story" you mean small link in the "Featured" area, then yeah, I guess.

I did have to look though, as it wouldn't have surprised me.


Here's a news flash for you: they change the front page now and again.

It *was* the feature story for a while, with the before and after picture featured top center.

04 Dec 2012 05:13 PM
antrat00     
Well, she is certainly much more bangable now.

04 Dec 2012 05:14 PM
MBooda     
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04 Dec 2012 05:15 PM
brobdiggy     
I know we can all crap on CNN for having this as a "news" story, but it actually IS good news to hear that it happened.

Not too many years ago, our country was in the stage of "You can't tell your child they're fat! You'll hurt their body image and self-esteem! You can only say good things about your kid or she'll be damaged!"

It's a small step in the right direction.

04 Dec 2012 05:15 PM
iheartscotch     

busy chillin': iheartscotch: Good thing she lost the weight; but, mother of god; if you can't control what your child eats; you suck as a parent.

oh, blow it out your semi colon.

; )


Behold, the mighty semi colon ";"; for, with this device; you can string together massive run on sentences, and no one can criticize your grammar; because, it is perfectly legal.


*laughing manically*

/ I like semi colons

04 Dec 2012 05:17 PM
ProfessorOhki     

brobdiggy: I know we can all crap on CNN for having this as a "news" story, but it actually IS good news to hear that it happened.

Not too many years ago, our country was in the stage of "You can't tell your child they're fat! You'll hurt their body image and self-esteem! You can only say good things about your kid or she'll be damaged!"

It's a small step in the right direction.


Any larger of a step and we'd have gotten winded.

04 Dec 2012 05:17 PM
The One True TheDavid     
The My Little Pony Killer:

By the time she was a year old, Breanna weighed close to 25 pounds.

She was probably getting non-stop calls for shows like Maury as well. She had help getting to 25lbs within a year of being born. Her parents ought to be taken out back and shot for this abuse.


How in the fark does a 9 year old get to weigh 186 pounds? Do they keep her in a feed lot?

In the other hand, I hear children taste like veal and well-marbled meat is easier for old people like me to chew. Why am I objecting? Just print up a relevant milk carton and bring her over here.

04 Dec 2012 05:18 PM
Thisbymaster     
The parents are the ones to blame, she isn't cashing her paycheck and ordering out.

04 Dec 2012 05:21 PM
Contents Under Pressure     
The doctor who told them their 25 pound 1 year old would grow into it should be metaphorically taken out behind the barn and shot. The kid could very well have a metabolic problem on top of everything else.

04 Dec 2012 05:24 PM
hodge-podge     

The more you eat the more you fart: Not gonna rtfa.

Safe assumption the parents are lardasses themselves.

Keep feeding your kids Froot Loops and whole milk and twinkies, fatasses.


There's picture included for people who don't like articles with words. It shows the landwhale family in all their fatty glory.

04 Dec 2012 05:24 PM
Carn     
When I was a kid, we had this thing called playing outside, which when combined with this other thing called sports, kept us in somewhat reasonable condition.

/chunky kid

04 Dec 2012 05:24 PM
someonelse     
If your preferences are set to "international," the lead story is Morsi teargassing protesters. So the real issue is either a) CNN thinks Americans are drooling morons, or b) Americans are drooling morons

04 Dec 2012 05:25 PM
Ambivalence    [TotalFark]  

Gyrfalcon: The most shocking thing about this story isn't that a little girl got fat or that a little girl lost some weight. It's that the parents took so long to realize that the WHOLE FAMILY had to change their habits so their little girl could lose weight.


You make a very interesting point and I think that is something people miss out on a lot. You can't just have one person in the family "eat healthy" while everyone else gets to keep having fatty foods and sweets. Because that one person will find a way to get those "bad" foods if they're int he house at all.

04 Dec 2012 05:26 PM
strapp3r     
CNN: This Is News

04 Dec 2012 05:26 PM
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