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BPI sues ABC News for 'pink slime' defamation.
Fox News Co ^ | Published September 14, 2012 | Associated Press

Posted on 09/14/2012 3:56:14 AM PDT by carriage_hill

NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D. – Beef Products Inc. sued ABC News, Inc. for defamation Thursday over its coverage of a meat product that critics dub "pink slime," claiming the network damaged the company by misleading consumers into believing it is unhealthy and unsafe.

The Dakota Dunes, S.D.-based meat processor is seeking $1.2 billion in damages for roughly 200 "false and misleading and defamatory" statements about the product officially known as lean, finely textured beef, said Dan Webb, BPI's Chicago-based attorney.

The lawsuit filed in a South Dakota state court also names several individuals as defendants, including ABC news anchor Diane Sawyer and the Department of Agriculture microbiologist who coined the term "pink slime."

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Iowa; US: South Dakota
KEYWORDS: abcnews; defamation; enemedia; lftb; meat; pinkslime; slander; slime
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This has the potential to be a real 'catfight'. ABCNews 'slimed' BPI so bad publicly, it even merited a new Wikipedia (2012) entry:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_slime

Was there ever any direct or indirect public harm proven by the corrupt, criminal ABCNews and the left-wing Diane Sawyer idiot?

Popcorn?

1 posted on 09/14/2012 3:56:21 AM PDT by carriage_hill
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To: carriage_hill

Remember the Alar “Scare.” Wasn’t that Sawyer, also?


2 posted on 09/14/2012 3:58:33 AM PDT by mfish13 (ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!!!!)
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To: carriage_hill

GOOD


3 posted on 09/14/2012 4:02:20 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: carriage_hill

This is the third article I’ve seen excerpted on this lawsuit and I have yet to read just what assertions of ABC the plaintiff is claiming were false and defamatory.


4 posted on 09/14/2012 4:03:35 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: mfish13

Feb 1989 “60 Minutes”, according to this article:

http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_20050.cfm

And then Meryl Streep jumped into it, causing a nationwide hubbub-a-loo.


5 posted on 09/14/2012 4:04:34 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Liberals, democrats & unions - and all leftist scum - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: carriage_hill
The real story is pink slime is "dogfood" and is what was being fed to our children via government food programs.

We also found out that our big local market had pink slime in their handburg.....and I believe they still do.

I now pick out a cheap cut of beef and have them grind it.

6 posted on 09/14/2012 4:08:41 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: carriage_hill

Good!

ABC would never touch what is in a hot dog.

The Joke is do you know why the USDA will not allow vegetables to be in a hot dog?

Because vegetables don’t have lips or butt holes.


7 posted on 09/14/2012 4:09:44 AM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: Sacajaweau

What nonsense and ignorance. “Pink Slime” is very lean been which is processed in a very clean environment because the lack of fat can generate more bacteria.

It is cleaner and leaner than what you are eating.


8 posted on 09/14/2012 4:14:08 AM PDT by LadyEleanor
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To: hadaclueonce

More urban legends.


9 posted on 09/14/2012 4:14:50 AM PDT by LadyEleanor
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To: Sacajaweau

The filler is not dog food and while the price of beef is skyrocketting we have ABC to thank.

I grew up eating head cheese.


10 posted on 09/14/2012 4:15:24 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: carriage_hill
"Diane Sawyer idiot?"

True that:

 "You know, I wanted to sit on a jury once and I was taken off the jury.
  And the judge said to me, 'Can, you know, can you tell the truth and be
  fair?' And I said, 'That's what journalists do.' And everybody in the
  courtroom laughed. It was the most hurtful moment I think I've ever had."

         - Diane Sawyer, Good Morning America, 7/12/07

Those who cannot or refuse to learn are "stupid"!
11 posted on 09/14/2012 4:16:57 AM PDT by Peet (Everything has an end -- only the sausage has two.)
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To: Sacajaweau

I also have mine ground fresh at the butcher. He’s happy to do it.


12 posted on 09/14/2012 4:16:59 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Liberals, democrats & unions - and all leftist scum - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: hadaclueonce

LOL! (Yuk)


13 posted on 09/14/2012 4:18:03 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Liberals, democrats & unions - and all leftist scum - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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I would have figured that getting in the ring and losing against Oprah back in the 90s would have made the beef industry swear off of filing suits. Now we have to put up with Dr. Phil since his career was launched then with Oprah using his counseling services during the trial.


14 posted on 09/14/2012 4:19:11 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: LadyEleanor

http://www.disabled-world.com/fitness/nutrition/pink-slime.php


15 posted on 09/14/2012 4:19:45 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: hadaclueonce

You don’t want to see what goes into making sausages or laws.


16 posted on 09/14/2012 4:22:02 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (AGWT is neo-lysenkoism.)
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To: Peet

Diane Sawyer = “journalist” = laugh-a-minute-stupid-lefty-moron.


17 posted on 09/14/2012 4:22:49 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Liberals, democrats & unions - and all leftist scum - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: carriage_hill
lean, finely textured beef

Mmmmmmm....

If ABCNews made untrue claims about it's nutritional value, it's liable.

If ABC News simply pointed out that it's gross, it committed no crime. It is gross - but when you buy chicken McNuggets, you're buying gross on purpose.

18 posted on 09/14/2012 4:33:00 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

Hot Dogs and Bologna too.

Ever see Scrapple? Yum!


19 posted on 09/14/2012 4:36:58 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: Sacajaweau

LOL!!! That article is a laugh a minute!

I’m sure those are the same people that are flipping out about Arsenic in water too!

Look, I thought as you do until the “Pink Slime” scare came to FR. A butcher weighed in and said that this has been done FOREVER in the meat industry. There is still good meat left on a carcass after the steaks, chops and loins are removed. Pieces that are way too small to sell outright. Even too small or thin to become good looking burger.

Guess what it becomes?


20 posted on 09/14/2012 4:43:26 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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