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FOX News: Ebola panic is not worth ratings, and we need to stop it
10-16-2014, 01:29 PM (This post was last modified: 10-16-2014 01:36 PM by Gimp.)
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FOX News: Ebola panic is not worth ratings, and we need to stop it
Fox News host Shepard Smith scolded his network and other news colleagues on Wednesday, calling on them to stop inflaming fears of a “widespread panic” concerning potential Ebola cases in the U.S.

“We don’t have an outbreak,” Smith said. “We have two sick people from one dying man. And the rest of this should stop, because it’s not productive. And it’s not worth ratings, and it’s not worth politics, and we all need to stop it.”

Smith’s criticism appeared to be sparked by a report from correspondent Doug McKelway concerning Amber Vinson, the Texas health worker who was diagnosed with the virus after allegedly traveling with a fever of 99.5 degrees.

“The National Institute of Health says that that constitutes a fever,” McKelway said, before making a tremendous gaffe. “Although it is below the threshold for Obama — for Ebola fever of 100.4 degrees. That shouldn’t raise any more doubts in their minds, Shep, but it is, as you’re seeing from widespread panic across the country.”

“Oh my God,” Smith replied. “Doug, I appreciate it. But I think we both know there’s no widespread panic across the country. But I think we know that, and I think we know that if there is ‘widespread panic,’ it’s not based in fact, and it’s not based in reason.”

Smith’s commentary stands in sharp contrast to remarks by several of his colleagues and comes on the heels of a disagreement between two other hosts. Earlier this week, O’Reilly Factor host Bill O’Reilly called for Centers for Disease Control host Tom Frieden to resign, an assessment Greta Van Susteren slammed as being “dead wrong.”

Watch footage of Smith’s remarks, as posted online on Wednesday, below.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/10/shep-...o-stop-it/



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10-16-2014, 02:15 PM
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RE: FOX News: Ebola panic is not worth ratings, and we need to stop it
That's funny, coming from the same people who brought us the terror alert color system.

I'm just trying to figure this shit out like you are.
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10-17-2014, 05:17 AM
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RE: FOX News: Ebola panic is not worth ratings, and we need to stop it
Quote: Maddox @maddoxrules · Oct 3

WARNING 9/10 journalists will be afflicted with Ebola headline virus in the coming weeks. Symptoms include exaggerated threats and clickbait
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10-17-2014, 05:22 AM
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RE: FOX News: Ebola panic is not worth ratings, and we need to stop it
lol @ clickbait. that's why i'm not being sucked into a lot of this.

ebola cannot be taken seriously until the travel ban is issued, then we know they are for real.

an incoming travel ban with an exemption for international medical/aid workers is the most logical thing to do. if they don't institute the travel ban like I proposed, they don't see ebola as a real threat.
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10-17-2014, 05:37 AM
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RE: FOX News: Ebola panic is not worth ratings, and we need to stop it
lol @ the guy conusing ebola for Obama. HAHAHAHA

he was like "OBAMA-FE, uhhh EBOLA FEVER"
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