You may not remember the McLibel trial in Britain, the most expensive case, I think it was, in UK history. During the days I lived there, McDonalds did about as good a job as George W. Bush does today at promoting a positive view of the United States. They sued everyone, from big time journalists to small time authors like me. I think I have the distinction, though, of being the only American ever threatened by McDonalds with a libel suit, because I lived and wrote in England. I was testing Google searches this morning, trying to understand how their ranking works, and came across the story I wrote about my encounter with the Big Mac, McDonalds vs. Christensen story, and much more about the McLibel case.
Don’t Make Mine a (Big) Mac
February 20th, 2005|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: reflections|
About the Author: Karen Christensen
Karen Christensen is an entrepreneur, environmentalist, and scholar who writes about the many ways women have gained and wielded power. She is the owner and CEO of Berkshire Publishing Group, a former trustee of the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Press, a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations, and the founder of the Train Campaign. Subscribe to Karen’s Letter @Substack https://karenchristensen.substack.com or try her Home Ecology newsletter. She can also be found on Twitter @karenchristenze.
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