Bisphenol A safety is part of an April Fools' joke today being pulled by the staff at OnMilwaukee.com. The joke is on the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, which has focused on BPA in its "Chemical Fallout" series. OnMilwaukee.com has noticed the volume of BPA coverage coming from its friends at the Journal Sentinel, so the topic is the focus of attention in its bogus April Fools' story, "Report: Journal Sentinel pages contain Bisphenol-A." According to the story, an independent lab in Iceland tested the news pages and found trace amounts of BPA. Some of the snippets:
- JS editor Marty Kaiser is quoted saying: "The only thing I can say is that we stand by the reporting in each of the 3,500-plus stories we have published on this topic over the past three years."
- When absorbed by the eyes [BPA] can cause readers to believe that dozens and dozens of daily wire stories were instead written by the staff of the newspaper.
- Stanley Snuffington, "spokesman" for the pretend Plastic Bottle Manufacturers of America, gleefully notes "This is like Christmas, New Year's and Mardi Gras all rolled into one day. These sanctimonious bastards have been up in our grill for three years and now they're getting a dose of their own medicine."
- Brick Bradford, a "spokesman" for the Food and Drug Administration, threw in a comment: "The last time I thought about Iceland, I was listening to a Bjork CD in the '90s. This seems like a pretty legitimate study, but you never know for sure."