28
Oct
by: Gwin Johnston | stored in: journalism, media

Don’t you think that this Ebola “scare” has gone far enough? It has been completely generated by the media. The New York Times had several pages devoted to it this Sunday, and you can’t get away from online and broadcast assaults.

30 years ago, it would have been treated as just another disease, but when a friend in Wyoming remarked to me about it, I was convinced. The media can do good things, but this is so blown out of proportion that I question their power.

What good things have you seen them do lately? Sure they present both sides of issues in an election but social media is exempt, and who reads the newspapers or watches TV anymore?

Media is a competitive business, and as I’ve always said, media piles on media. And then they forget about the issue they’re so bent on talking about.

One Response to “The Ebola outbreak within the media”

  1. Lee Says:

    Amen Gwin!

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