KATU (Portland broadcast television channel 2) just ran their take on the mad-cow incident. Their 11AM "news" show stated that prions have not been found in beef cuts or milk--and conveniently omitted the fact that cheap burger meat contains the spinal cord and brain tissue that reliably contains mad cow disease. They also ran a prions-can-be-our-friends segment that cheerfully passed on the research on prions as nanontechnological metallurgical tools.
They also omitted the fact that the beef producers had to have been feeding downer-cow bits to other cows in order to pass on the disease.
Is it time for a protest at KATU? MOOOOOOOOOSATAN!!!!