Media Watch

Another week, another government attack on fatties and smokers as The Sun told readers that the 'fatties' op' ban is 'fair'. It quoted health secretary Patricia Hewitt who said it was 'perfectly legitimate' for trusts to refuse some treatments to heavy smokers and obese patients.

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