Introducing 'freedom gas' – a bit like the 2003 deep-fried potato variety, only even worse for you | 5/30/2019 | Staff
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Logowatch Whether it's Puff Daddy to P Diddy, Sci Fi to ScyFy or French fries to freedom fries, the US is the undisputed king of dubious rebranding exercises.

Now America has once again hitched its horse to the strategy boutique. Introducing "freedom gas" – like our much-loved deep-fried potatoes, only even worse for you.


I'm 12, what are 'freedom fries'?

Remember that stupid war that fomer US president George W Bush waltzed NATO into in 2003 under the pretence of saving us from Iraq's "Weapons of Mass Destruction" that didn't even exist?

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To recap, the UN, France and others didn't like the whole idea and tried to veto the invasion. Obviously, opposition to America is highly un-American – so Republican Chairman of the Committee on House Administration Bob Ney had the States' staple food, French fries, renamed "freedom fries" in three Congressional cafeterias. French toast also got the treatment.

The changes were quietly reverted after Ney resigned as chairman in 2006.

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Brits watched the episode in confusion because here the potato-based snack is more commonly known as chips.

It's a bit of a misnomer. You'll probably be relieved to know that this does not involve huffing President Trump's emissions to taste that patented all-American liberty, as much as he'd like everyone to toe the line.

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Rather, in a statement bragging about increased exports, the US Department of Energy actually referred to good old carbon-emittin', global-warmin' natural gas...
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