So if the proper response were to actually ask "why have so many news stories avoided questioning her claims as they would question her targets in the food industry?" then (A) will people be all that happy when criticism of other folk writing about beer arises, and (B) will people be all that happy when "targets" in the beer industry start getting questioned?
Have you read The Unbearable Nonsense of Craft Beer - A Rant in Nine Acts by Alan and Max yet? It's out on Kindle as well as Lulu.
Maureen Ogle said this about the book: "... immensely readable, sometimes slightly surreal rumination on beer in general and craft beer in particular. Funny, witty, but most important: Smart. The beer geeks will likely get all cranky about it, but Alan and Max are the masters of cranky..."
Ron Pattinson said: "I'm in a rather odd situation. Because I appear in the book. A fictional version of me. It's a weird feeling."