Monday, February 18, 2008

5140: Bad Meat And Meatheads.

Recalling the news in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…

• The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued the largest beef recall in the nation’s history. Is it a coincidence that Mickey D’s—which does not buy beef from the California meat packing company behind the recall—suddenly started running commercials hyping the ingredients of its menu items?

• A terminated employee has a beef with R. Kelly, implying the singer had an inappropriate relationship with her young daughter. The ex-publicist, who is allegedly seeking “a healthy six-figure settlement,” was quickly dissed by Kelly’s spokespeople. “When she learned she wasn’t going to get [a big settlement], she and her husband decided to go this route as a way to collect,” said a spokesperson. Seems like a pretty lame tactic, given the fact that Kelly has stalled legal actions surrounding his child pornography charges for years.

• A national autism advocacy group blasted CBS for dumb comments made by a participant on the “Big Brother” reality show. The contestant, who claims to work for an autism foundation, was discussing what he might do with the prize loot if he won the competition. He announced that he’d open a hair salon for people with disabilities “so retards can get it together and get their hair done.” Sounds like the meathead is pitching a new reality TV series idea.

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