Three weeks after The Humane Society released an undercover video of
workers abusing cows on the Internet, The Department of Agriculture
forced the Westland / Hallmark Meat Company to recall 143 million
pounds of beef.
The Department of Agriculture classified the largest recall in our
nation’s history as a Class II recall, meaning that the chances of a
health hazard were remote.
For anyone who ever doubted the influence that the Internet can have
on traditional institutions, the impact of the video is proof that our
world is changing.
I just wish that instead of stopping the abuse of cows The Humane
Society could have focused their attention on ridding CNN of Nancy
Grace. I mean how long can we humans be abused by her big hair and
For those who are unfamiliar with Nancy Grace, she is a CNN talk
show host and legal analyst who is known for sensationalizing murder,
rape, and kidnaping cases.
But instead of giving an accurate, balanced, and thoughtful
commentary, she abuses her position as a public media figure to
propagate the single message “That we are all guilty, until proven
Some of her past indictments have included the Duke Lacrosse team
and 21 year old Melinda Duckett who committed suicide just hours after
being interrogated on her show.
If she is not more hazardous than a few abused cows, then we are all in trouble.