Under the Table

Metro Times • March 28, 2012

Full disclosure: We at Metro Times were fortunate enough to host Tracie McMillan in our office, under an unofficial Metro Times fellowship, while she finished her new book,The American Way of Eating. Continue reading “Under the Table”

Rush to misjudgment

Metro Times • March 13, 2012

Until last week, News Hits had been content to let others rail about Rush Limbaugh’s disgraceful three-day attack on Georgetown law school student Sandra Fluke. The reaction has been widespread and intense to Limbaugh calling Fluke a “slut” and “prostitute” simply because she advocated having all employer health insurance plans — including those of religiously affiliated employers — be compelled to provide women with birth control. Continue reading “Rush to misjudgment”

Rush Limbaugh Attacks Food Writer Tracie McMillan For Being ‘Young, Single White Woman’

Blistree.com • March 9, 2012

Watch out, ladies: Now that his advertisers’ mass exodus has forced Rush Limbaugh to back off from calling Sandra Fluke a slut and prostitute, he seems to be looking for new targets in our demographic. Earlier this week, Limbaugh spent 40 minutes insulting Tracie McMillan and her new book, “The American Way Of Eating,” about our country’s food system and what it’s like to eat for the working class. Continue reading “Rush Limbaugh Attacks Food Writer Tracie McMillan For Being ‘Young, Single White Woman’”

What It’s Like to Get Attacked by Rush Limbaugh for Food Reporting

The Atlantic • March 9, 2012

It’s every author’s wish that a major media figure will discuss her or his work on air. So when Rush Limbaugh spent 40 minutes lambasting both me and my first book, The American Way of Eating, during his radio broadcast to 15 million listeners on Tuesday, I was mostly elated. By the time I finished listening to the show, though, I had a question: What exactly does he think I did wrong? Continue reading “What It’s Like to Get Attacked by Rush Limbaugh for Food Reporting”

Rush Lashes Out at Another Accomplished Young Woman

Mother Jones • March 6, 2012

Undaunted by the fiasco of his misogynist diatribe against Sandra Fluke, Rush Limbaugh has aimed his rhetorical bile at another accomplished young woman (via Lindsay Beyerstein). This time his target is an acquaintance of mine: Tracie McMillan, author of the new book The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebees, Farm Fields, and the Dinner Table. Continue reading “Rush Lashes Out at Another Accomplished Young Woman”