Cutlets Catches Heat for Hamburger Hyperbole

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Weve finally carved out eight minutes to watch our old friend Josh Ozerskys Nightline segment. You wouldnt think the man would rile people up just by, in so many words, reiterating the premise of the Wendys 3conomics commercials, but more than a couple of bloggers are shaking their heads. First, Slice rebukes his statement that fancy burgers are cheaper than pizza (not by the slice, says Adam Kuban; well yeah, but by the pie, clarifies Ozersky). Next, A Hamburger Today takes exception to Cutletss claim that Pat La Frieda is the source of the great burger revolution (that started in the early aughts, thanks in part to the DB Bistro Burger as well as nonNew York chains, not to mention the rise of food blogs and burger books such as Ozerskys own). Meanwhile, travel writer David Farley is appalled at the suggestion that Obama should hamburger-ize the economy, and that the Spotted Pigs $17 burger is omnipotent. But the most amusing piece of criticism was directed at Pat La Frieda and reprinted by the Feedbag.

Dear Lafrieda,
I thought I would write you about your appearance on abc nightline. I decided to become vegetarian two months ago, and it was the easiest change ever.all I had to do was watch videos on meat.org to be absolutely horrified with what those animals go through. They dont get to enjoy one SECOND of their life. All so America can get their cheap-o burger at Shake Shack. Its really terrible .I am disgusted with the show tonight. Clips of unhealthy-looking people chow down on their burgers, grease dripping from their faceseven the host couldnt finish the clip without wiping his face down 2 or 3 times. And dont even get me started on the fat guy in the mis-matched suit with the aggressive attitude. He needs to give up burgers for awhile, or hes headed straight for a heart attack. If this is what America is now, Im ashamed to be an American.

A concerned American



Hilarious. All the clip made us want to do was run out to City Burger!

Pat La Frieda Feels the Hate [Feedbag]
Josh Ozersky on 'Nightline': 'Fancy Burgers Are Cheaper Than Pizza' [Slice]
The Remedy for Americas Woes: Eat More Hamburgers! [World Hum]
Josh Ozersky and Hamburgers on 'Nightline' [A Hamburger Today]