Daily Archives: September 18, 2012

Pink Slime: What we have here is a failure to communicate

By William K. Black
(Crossposted from Benzinga.com)

BPI, the corporation that sold the “pink slime” that was secretly added to our hamburgers has now brought a $1.2+ billion tort suit against ABC News, individual ABC journalists, two former USDA scientists, and a former BPI employee.  BPI claims that the defendants defamed it by, for example, calling its meat product, which it calls “lean finely textured beef” (LFTB), “pink slime.”  It’s not clear from BPI’s complaint why the ABC defendants wanted to harm BPI.  Continue reading

Romney dooms his Candidacy by doing the full Murray

By William K. Black
(Cross posted at Huffington Post)

Charles Murray’s newest book:  Coming Apart: The State of White America proves two classic truths.  First, it is impossible to compete with self-parody.  Second, be careful what you ask for; for you may receive it.  Charles Murray asked right-wing plutocrats (he dismissed left-wing plutocrats as disloyal to their class and to capitalism) to drop what he derided as “political correctness” and denounce Americans who received governmental support as immoral failures.  Continue reading