I totally agree with Kurt Harris about Jimmy "As far as Jimmy goes, he simply can’t reassess low carb, even though he has already had countless guests explain to him that the CIH is wrong and why. Jimmy is basically boxed in at this point.
I used to think he was just a friendly, neutral “journalist”. He is not. He is a creationist agenda pusher who earns his living based on people buying low carb dogma and he will avoid admitting he is addicted to food as medication until it does him in."
It's so annoying because he's disarmingly nice, but under the surface you can tell he's just attached himself to us because he's seen that interest in plain old low carb has declined. In the process I would say he's significantly derailed the movement. His latest post on the "carb debate" was totally unacceptable. Dr. Rosedale has nothing to do with paleo, Nora has no credentials or citations that qualify her to comment, and there is an assortment of other comments from people who couldn't give a crap about evolutionary biology. I see a pattern though. Jimmy will do a carb debate to generate hits that consists of one or two reasonable people to make it seem a little more legit and some copy and paste from some low carb MDs. I wish Sean had asked Jimmy if he even believes in evolution.
My advice for Jimmy: keep doing great podcasts, but your blog posts about paleo and the "safe starch" debate are a circle you-know-what at best and extremely misdirecting and inaccurate. Evolutionary biology and paleoanth are NOT your strong points and you also seem unable to pick people for those debates that know anything about those subjects.
Edit: There is an anti-Jimmy Moore person EatLessMoveMoore, who keeps posting "answers" here that are not discussions of the PaleoFX talk in question. "No more irrelevant than 99% of the answers here. I suspect Melissa would rather Kurt's provocative comment not gain traction/get exposure. That, or it's just censorship as one might expect over at LLVLC."
Wtf. I was the one who first publicized Dr. Harris' comments. The idea that I am censoring things critical of Jimmy is hilarious and absurd.