- Anti-Trump bros Ed and Brian Krassenstein get kicked off Twitter Thursday 8:07 PM
- Amazon is trying to solve pushback on facial recognition software with a web form Thursday 6:56 PM
- T.I. says Nipsey Hussle’s death was ‘like losing Iron Man’ Thursday 6:32 PM
- Facebook banned billions of fake accounts in the first 3 months of this year Thursday 5:49 PM
- Twitch streamer gets banned for drunkenly passing out during broadcast Thursday 5:00 PM
- WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange indicted under Espionage Act Thursday 4:39 PM
- These doctored videos want to make you think Nancy Pelosi is always drunk Thursday 4:02 PM
- A robot could soon be delivering your packages from a self-driving car Thursday 3:29 PM
- Bipartisan anti-robocall bill overwhelmingly passes Senate Thursday 2:40 PM
- Deepfake-style videos can now be made with just a single image Thursday 1:57 PM
- The Lonely Island’s ‘Bash Brothers’ is what Netflix should be doing with short-form comedy Thursday 1:55 PM
- ‘Green dress lady’ proves green screen memes are still going strong Thursday 1:45 PM
- ‘Bowling alley strike screen’ memes are bizarre and wonderful Thursday 12:40 PM
- TikTok star Mohit Mor shot and killed Thursday 12:00 PM
- Stephen A. Smith is baby Thursday 11:43 AM
Coming from Fox News of all places.
What’s the appropriate response to the ongoing Ebola “outbreak” in the United States? Start stockpiling food? Pull your kids out of school? Repent your sins and pray for salvation?
None of the above—because there is no “outbreak,” at least not in the U.S. While it’s true that the virus has wreaked havoc across West Africa, killing thousands, the situation is very different in America.
Fox News host Shepard Smith provided some welcome clarity on the issue, using his show to admonish politically motivated misreporting and fear-mongering. There is a real threat facing America, Shepard cautions—but it’s not what you think.
Smith’s no-nonsense approach is long overdue—but are the other networks going to follow suit? Take a look at CNN’s coverage, and decide for yourself:
It’s happening. pic.twitter.com/Gyncw6wPoQ
— Abby Ellis (@abbyc_ellis) October 6, 2014
When a Fox News host is the voice is reason, you really have to despair.
Rob Price is a technology and politics reporter who served as the U.K.-based morning editor for the Daily Dot until 2014. He now works as the news editor for Business Insider, and his work has appeared in Vice, Slate, the Washington Post, and the Independent.