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What’s the Latest Beef With Beef?

What Biden’s burger boondoggle tells us about partisan politics and spin-doctoring


By Anna Lappe


(Photo by SIphotography/iStock)


Originally Published in The Magazine of the Sierra Club, on May 7, 2021


For a couple of days in April, my Twitter stream was abuzz with alarmist “the libs are coming for your burgers” headlines. The social media fire was sparked by news outlets and rogue posters asserting that President Biden’s Earth Day pronouncement for climate action—which set an ambitious goal