Does the media have a beef with family owned companies?
Dan Gainor explains what 'pink slime' really is
- Duration 8:15
- Date Mar 23, 2012
Dan Gainor explains what 'pink slime' really is
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My favorite people to follow on Twitter he -- in here all the time and and now he's relocated himself a little south of here I believe in DC.
He's at the business and culture Media Research Center Dan -- I just tweeted out and I know that means people are gonna follow me now if you are one popular -- And I've asked people what -- pink -- You've -- an op -- it will be up on foxnews.com.
And a couple of hours but tell us about it.
What most ridiculous media stories -- what we see you need any time soon -- -- don't rule about how the media covers every health concern it almost ten.
You work the journal's long enough you know Sullivan gets sick whether it's -- -- eat something -- BT high.
All when they -- Tylenol scare people -- afraid of apple whatever the heck it is.
I figured there's a big scare and -- always because comes from the fact.
If -- gets sick but.
The reality here is what's happening is the media are going after company it makes a product is designed to be healthy.
You know designed to prevent us from getting particularly.
What is is it easy and so -- sent to New York Times and some other outlets have gone after.
The beef industry because -- do after they've gone through you -- -- happy to make ground beef.
They also they have -- -- process that it would speak with they do is -- capture the meat that would have been that would have been lost.
And so really you meant to heat up and do we from the the fact.
The very end -- the process they these threats it with.
Money in my dark dark side basically teach you'll E.
And there's a reason for that because it's only a few years back there's an enormous outbreak of E.
Coli there's a recall.
Another company tops.
Recalled more than twenty million pounds of ground beef OK so don't and and I -- -- result.
Is people get sick people -- -- citizens.
Cooling it down just a little late because I think people -- trying to understand.
So there's a remember me and the processing of and they -- -- E.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Yeah I got excited to get any charity they division in the heat seek -- help.
And we're all done it's me that's what it is but what happened was.
About a decade ago.
Eighty -- this -- who work the US TA.
Called this the resulting process -- code result -- slot.
Did you know that some people in the media -- this because we both know the term pink slime is what is.
Fantastic headline terms that people -- -- oh my gosh you put -- -- -- our food.
Well ABC and particularly has gone on a little mini crusade -- about this being done can't.
Stories in the last few weeks I -- I'm.
Jim apple has done most of them and with -- don't.
In the process baseline and our company bit.
Industry for being especially safe it's a thought on -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Want people need to treat this the company.
Industry better than you're doing good journalism and journalists are awful all -- Attacked -- to try to remove the product that we've all been eating for years that we all consider to be healthy and see if you think DA considers the ultimate state.
Networks are are going systematically through the companies and the governments -- all it did.
Buy this product buzz me.
Trying to force them to stop.
That results going to be one more company it's got problems needy people whose jobs.
I just get tired of watching the medium systematically through all industries and recognize wanted to -- Why you know I ended journalists that it's hard as we get a -- story isn't in -- -- Pamela notwithstanding.
I I don't know that I can do ten stories -- -- and make it interesting.
But he can't either.
Have there is a very nice man.
But but at the Media Research Center what I want people understand -- What -- Darren and why this is so important as what you really want us as journalists to be doing and you sat next to me many times here.
I'm not -- dot com.
What you want journalists me doing is to be covering the news that matters who is in keeping us safe -- ABC think it anyway -- -- -- that they're keeping us safe but they stores.
If anything what they've been having that evil but that -- to -- BC is covering thanks a lot.
Well I mean I'm sure ABC you're rationalizing and sell more intrusive -- believes she's the wonderful crusading reporter or remember.
Easy -- very famously got caught.
I think it within the food mine disaster which was a huge black -- let networked it survives today.
Where they work in conjunction with the with the food union that was trying to get -- -- online.
And try and and help -- really damaged who -- And -- resolved in court cases and it's one of those.
Journalistic ethics courses that we teach you don't do this don't don't -- like ABC.
-- -- again.
I'm going after another no part of the food industry and it is one of these things that more than.
It's designed to make headlines to get people to watch your network an immediate you're not alone worth somewhere.
You can't you know you and I gonna have to call him visiting now mentioned his name is that there is many times as ABC's Nathan thinks line I know right now.
They're they're -- the -- you and then broadcast.
Our Chris given -- -- on the live -- as my -- -- the lunch room lady for 35 years I've seen anything useful business.
And a -- pink slime is the least of our worries.
-- the jury writes on our live chat I don't worry about it at all I don't worry about pesticides I'll worry about the mad -- -- -- -- the -- you can never prevent these things.
Therefore I don't worry about them -- Well -- I and I certainly think you can do these kind of stories and gin -- the hype and get people worried because.
It's one of their jobs to worry about what would be feed their kids.
The irony here is there's there's a woman.
It -- ruler that's why thank cite my college people should readout on Barkley thought -- and -- Lost her song you're eating bad ground beef I you know there's ABC.
Just a few years ago.
Do you -- stories on this other.
Other incident OE coli in ground beef.
So company like the one involved here there is trying desperately.
You delivers safe ground beef.
-- are people who are trying to do right by the consumer.
And and they're -- humor.
Wow -- no pun intended.
From the live chat remote river right.
Rat writes that river rat -- is I'm more concerned with what hot dogs are made no I'm with CNN did dinner.
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-- wasn't with okay -- Dana thank you.
Thank you very much sorted it out from the business and culture media research center of vice president of that -- -- up.