Pink slime, sushi slime: one sickened 160 people with Salmonella

Posted: April 22nd, 2012 - 3:59pm
Source: barfblog

Was the pink slime controversy really a “stunning display of social media power,” or just new-fangled risk amplification and a reflection of how bored many are?
The Washington Post, a print media outlet, arrived at the pink slime party yesterday to rehash what’s long ago happened, recycling sound bites in a lousy attempt to offer insight into how public opinion is transformed into beliefs. Worse, the Post provides a compelling reason why newspapers are in decline: no new facts or analysis, nothing new that on-line diggers didn’t discover and display weeks ago.
Social media changes the details, not the basics: one version of ‘ole timey social media was called a lynch mob.
Cue the cute cats video: it will get a lot more hits than pink slime, and way more than sushi slime. But only one, sushi slime, or imported frozen raw Nakaochi Scrape tuna product from a single tuna processing facility in India, has now been linked to 160 confirmed cases of Salmonella Bareilly, up from 141.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/pink-slime-outrage-goes-viral-in-stunning-display-of-social-medias-power/2012/04/20/gIQAIf5XVT_story.html
http://www.barfblog.com/blog/154204/12/04/08/pink-slime-yellow-journalism-and-amplification-risk
http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/bareilly-04-12/index.html
http://www.barfblog.com/blog/154349/12/04/17/sushi-eaters-rejoice-slime-india-141-sick

 

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21.apr.12
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Doug Powell
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