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Chuck Todd Calls Out Media For Feeding Into GOP-Led Ebola Fearmongering

NBC's Chuck Todd criticized his media brethren for enabling GOP pundits and politicians to fearmonger over the Ebola virus.

Score ten golden points for Chuck Todd, who criticised his media brethren for being complicit in the spread of fearmongering the Ebola virus to the American people.

CHUCK TODD: You know, Tom, one of the reasons why I think politicians have felt so comfortable playing the sphere card is the media's gone right in.

TOM BROKAW: They have. I mean, and--

CHUCK TODD: We say "they." We're..we can't be too dispassionate.

TOM BROKAW:I just said to one of our producers the other day. I said, "Look, if you had a false Ebola scare in a Super 8 in Dallas, you'd give it three minutes." And the fact is, it doesn't deserve three mistake. We need to get clarity in what we're dealing with here about how it's transmitted. Are the emergency rooms prepared to deal with patients who walk in with these symptoms of it?

Many of them are not. President Obama, to his credit, has put it on his agenda. The healthcare system in this country is beginning to respond very quickly with our national CDCs and others as well. They're very aware of what's going on. What Helene did was a great service. Going into West Africa and telling people what it's like when you get there. So this is a national unifying issue that ought not be a partisan issue. This is something that affects everybody here and we need to deal with it now.

The beltway media has been more than happy to enable the conservarazzi, in their efforts to pounce on the fear that a deadly virus can cause the American population which helps them undermine Democratic politicians as the midterm election approaches.

How dare they actually do the jobs they are paid to do.

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