Fox's Tantaros Sees Ulterior Motive For Binge Drinking Study: "The CDC Needs To Keep Their Jobs" And "Legitimize Their Purpose"

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From the January 11 edition of Fox News The Five:

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ANDREA TANTAROS (co-host): I looked at the numbers, what they consider binge drinking. I don't necessarily consider that binge drinking. They say four drinks or eight drinks. That, to me, is not binge drinking. Another thing --

BOB BECKEL (co-host): Eight drinks is not binge drinking?

TANTAROS: The CDC needs to keep their jobs. And a lot of these government agencies do studies, like you said, Greg, on just about anything so they can talk about anything and legitimize their purpose and spend our taxpayer dollars.

But this is what's going to happen when you have government getting more control into the health care system. More studies saying, "Don't do that, and eat more apples, and don't drink alcohol," because they're going to be subsidizing it.

BECKEL: Yeah, but the truth of the matter is, you may be able to drink eight drinks on a Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday --

TANTAROS: I don't drink at all.

Related:

LA Times: About 17% of people in the U.S. binge drink, the CDC reports

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