Honestly, you can't make this stuff up.
Last year, I wrote a series of articles about the academic “scientists” who were funded by Coca Cola and who just happened to miraculously release a promotional video for their “foundation” suggesting that this ‘sugary drinks being bad' for folks was exaggerated as a contributor to obesity. The real issue being, according to this Coca Cola funded foundation, was that folks just needed to exercise more.
Anyway, the same “scientist”, associated with that foundation, Dr. James Hill is now in the hot seat again because he offered the Walt Disney company, who had called him asking him to not publish his study of food at Disney parks, to review his press release on his study about children's meals in Disney parks. The Disney Corporation had apparently read the big push back in the The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal from Coke and their association with Dr. Hill and while they didn't object to the results of the research (which was more positive than negative btw) they simply did not want their corporate name to be associated with him.
Funny, how that reputation thing works, isn't it?
Their objection was not the conclusion of the study but simply that the study was done by Dr. Hill and his associates.
Dr. Hill, apparently, advised them that if it got out that Disney was trying to interfere with the publication of academic research it might create a negative effect for them, Disney.
So, what happened?
Dr. Hill offered in an email to give Disney input into the press release about the study. The article concludes:
They also mark what experts described as an unusual degree of corporate involvement in an academic study.Click To Tweet
Excuse me while I cancel my flight to Disney world.
No more Cokes. No more Disney. What's next?