MSNBC – Study: Homeless, unemployed favor malt liquor — STOP THE PRESSES!!! Here a classic example of modern American reporting. Taking the obvious and the well-known and making it news! Next on the agenda a breakout story about how some lawyers are crooked. After that a news item on how milk turns sour when left out.

WASHINGTON – Malt liquor, a type of beer that is higher in alcohol than other brews, is largely a drink of the homeless and unemployed, and is likely to be abused, U.S. researchers reported Monday.

And malt liquor is heavily marketed to black and Hispanic youth, the team at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in California found.

Their study of 329 drinkers in Los Angeles found that malt liquor drinkers are different from those who choose other tipples.

Ricky Bluthenthal, who led the study, said malt liquors were both higher in alcohol than other beers and tended to be sold in larger containers.

“We found that the combination of these differences resulted in the average malt liquor drinker in our study consuming 80 percent more alcohol per drink than the average regular beer drinker,” he said in a statement.

Well, golly, Gomer! What next!?

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  1. Andrew says:

    Hmm interesting.

    So Malt Liquor is marketed to young Blacks and Hispanics.
    But is bought by Unemployed and Homeless people.

    So are we to assume then that Unemployed and Homeless people are Black and Hispanic?

  2. michael cuthbertson says:

    Sometimes, though, for a refreshing change, it’s nice to have a chilled glass of young wine.
    Young as in 3 days and chilled to about -50, that is.
    http://www.bumwine.com/

  3. AB CD says:

    Do you really think the media would complain about lawyers? They didn’t say a word when trial lawyers objected to protecting airlines from lawsuits after 9-11, getting some Senators to go along. Lawyers make money suing over all sorts of things, and journalists always takes their side.

  4. In A Crisis says:

    http://www.SpareSomeChange.com is the homelessness search engine where you can find resources by state or custom query. Please give this web address to panhandlers and homeless people (they can use free computer/internet at the library). Also, please submit any homeless related websites/URLs so that others may find the help that they need.


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