Meat packer blames ABC’s ‘pink slime’ for nearly killing company

June 5, 2017 By Timothy Mclaughlin and P.J. Huffstutter ELK POINT, S.D./CHICAGO (Reuters) – ABC News’ characterization of a South Dakota meat processor’s ground-beef product as “pink slime” almost put Beef Products Inc out of business, BPI’s lawyer said on Monday in the opening salvo of a closely watched trial. The $5.7 billion lawsuit pitting big agriculture against big media is the first major court challenge against a media company since accusations of “fake news” by U.S. President Donald Trump and his supporters have become part of the American vernacular….

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