Last month, a flurry of rumors swept across the United States, suggesting that 14 cities were contemplating a meat ban. These rumors predominantly circulated within conservative news websites, with The Federalist being one of the outlets to highlight the ambitious 2030 plan at the heart of the controversy.
This plan set forth some notably bold objectives, including the complete elimination of meat and dairy consumption, an allowance of just three new clothing items per person annually, the eradication of private vehicle ownership, and a limit of one short return airline flight per person every three years.
Predictably, mainstream news organizations swiftly dismissed the entire narrative as unfounded. However, a closer examination of these “fact checks” reveals a subtler play on words and interpretation. In this episode of Crossroads, we delve deeper into this issue and explore the underlying complexities.