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Disney’s ABC News Had to Fork Over a Full Year’s Profit Over ‘Pink Slime’ Story

10th August 2017

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One of the dependable tools of totalitarians is the smear-phrase, an invented nickname created as a stick to use to beat their opponents. ‘Black market’ is a famous one, along with ‘price gouging’, ‘profiteering’, ‘frankenfood’, ‘microagression’, ‘intersectionality’, and that most venerable of all smear-phrases, ‘capitalism’. Since people’s thoughts are constrained by the language they use, these brain-reprogrammings are successful to the extent that even people on the other side of the issue feel compelled to use them.

In this case, however, the mob was unsuccessful.

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