We’re not seeing “panic.” What we’re seeing is rage that the country is having a deadly disease foist on it for no good reason.
In the past week, the New York Times has ridiculed Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Gov. Chris Christie for having “fed panic” by ordering quarantines for health workers arriving from Ebola-plagued countries.
NBC News’ Brian Williams opened his broadcast last Friday announcing that the Obama administration was trying “to restrain the Ebola panic.”
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow complained that the “hysteria” over Ebola was getting “stupider.”
I haven’t noticed any panic. If you want panic, review media coverage of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri. That hair-on-fire coverage was based entirely, it turns out, on the media’s gullibly swallowing inaccurate accounts of the incident.
For decades liberals have terrified soccer moms about a slew of imaginary terrors: global warming, Alar on apples, breast implants, heterosexual AIDS, nuclear war, and Republicans taking away their birth control.