| I wanted to check in with the meat industry to see how they were dealing with the swine flu wall to wall news coverage we've had over the past few days. Well, they didn't disappoint. From Meatingplace:
The North American Meat Processors Association, the National Meat Association and the American Meat Institute all issued statements asking the media to pick up on the phrase "North American flu" or other, accurate references to the hybrid A/H1N1 flu strain that is the culprit in the ongoing outbreak.
Let's see if that one catches on in the next week or two. I do seem to remember how the "bailout" became the "rescue plan" practically overnight last fall. I'm proud to say that according to Meatingplace, we here on the blogs are part of the problem:
Bloggers overwhelmingly repeated the information initially published on the Grist site, connecting the outbreak to "factory" farming, and sneered at Smithfield's releases attempting to set the record straight.
By "sneer," I wonder if they are referring to Natasha's post on Change.org.
In other news, The GOP Reaffirms Pro-Swine Position. (OK, not really, that's from Andy Borowitz, the writer of a one-man Onion.)