Today, Hoft is claiming that Michelle Obama "might be responsible for increased deaths," because she suggested that people walk to work as part of her Get Up & Get Moving Program. This is the quote Hoft based his story on:
Governors Highway Safety Administration spokesman Jonathan Adkins told 630 WMAL that Michelle Obama is “trying to get us to walk to work and exercise a little bit more. While that’s good, it also increases our exposure to risk.”Here's Hoft's sensationalist headline:
More people walking of course does increase the probability of walking-related accidents. But less people driving decreases the probability of automobile accidents. And more people being in shape obviously decreases health risks. This being Gateway Pundit, however, these obvious facts are not even considered.