New York Doctor Who Survived Ebola Says Media, Politicians Fueled The Public’s Fear

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New York Doctor Who Survived Ebola Says Media, Politicians Fueled The Public’s Fear.

When the media sells fear and we buy it, we do ouselves a deep disservice: make ourselves miserable and lead ourselves to dumb decisions and regrets. We also encourage the media to offer more fear: they offer what sells, of course.

If we don’t reward a topic, it disappears quickly. In the end, we own much of the repsonsibility for media decisions we so often like to bash as if the audience is a passive victim. If adults watch crap in large numbers, whose fault is it, really, that the media offers more of what we the people demand?

Any thoughts?

4 comments

    1. A huge audience clearly cares nothing about fact checkers or facts. It demands to see nothing difficult or challenging or unpleasant, nothing requiring education or thought or effort or intellect. It demands to see nothing but entertainment and validation of its beliefs, however ignorant or stupid. Weak-minded lazy audiences lacking any discipline or ambition or standards get exactly what they demand. If we watch, we own the responsibility for the product. IF we are adults. Only children can play the victim.

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