By: Janet Riley One year ago this week, all of us witnessed one of the greatest injustices to truth we could have imagined. I’m talking about the month long frenzy over lean finely textured beef (LFTB). ABC’s Senior Correspondent Jim Avila began reporting in a way that we could not have imagined or predicted. All totaled, [...]
Philip M. Boffey of the New York Times highlights how the “pink slime” moniker and copious media attention have done unfair damage to workers and to LFTB. Boffey writes: The first casualties of the hamburger ingredient contemptuously dubbed “pink slime” will likely not be anyone who eats it but rather the workers who make it. Beef Products [...]
Holman W. Jenkins of the Wall Street Journal examines how the media created a phony controversy over lean finely textured beef. Mr. Jenkins champions the creation of “product defamation” laws which would raise the stakes of respectable reporting. Read more of Mr. Jenkins opinion.