Awful. Bad journalism deserves to be exposed, and there's so much of it, on any given subject. You shouldn't be able to show that a journalist hasn't done due diligence with five minutes of googling, but a lot of the time you can.
I'm a bit more of a Jimmy fan, and I like the exposure he's given to fasting and the ketogenic diet, if not always how he's gone about it. My biggest problem is over the ketogenic diet. For a full year, he measured ketones and blood glucose daily, and carefully measured his protein and carb intake. And for a full year, that worked for him with weight loss. After that, he measured less frequently, and talked about how he felt that after that year of doing things strictly, he didn't have to be so precise, he knew what a proper portion looked like, etc. I've been on and off of the sort of precise ketogenic diet that Jimmy ate over the course of that year, I'm on it now--and I can tell you, there's just no winging it. So from Jimmy we've got "I did this thing for a year, under these conditions, and then after the year I changed three or four things, and it stopped working. Therefore cortisol, stress, I must need something more vigorous to defeat my insulin resistance, etc." I'm not saying fasting is not for somebody in Jimmy's situation, I just feel that the success of his ketogenic program, when properly administered, is being put to curb prematurely. I think this probably also gives the illusion that the fasting intervention needed to get the results he needs is far more vigorous than is actually the case--certainly more vigorous than anything I've seen reported by Dr. Fung or Megan. Jimmy says he doesn't like short fasts, because the first day or so is the hardest part. A lot of people suggest that keto dieting makes intermittent fasting easier--and I find that this is the case, but that the diet has to be a bit more ketogenic perhaps than usual, very tight protein and carbohydrate limits--and dropping my protein a little bit lower just the day before makes a 24 hour fast even easier. With the caveat that I haven't actually done this that many times, because I'm pretty much getting what I want out of the diet itself. I'm thinking about experimenting with this a bit more, just to see how consistently this works.