The main job of the alarmists at Fox News is to frighten people with overblown facts and contrived fiction, more often the latter. Friday night's The Kelly File was accompanied with the usual level of misinformation about the latest hysteria, the Ebola Virus. Kelly began the segment with,
"New questions are being raised about why the administration isn't doing more to prevent the spread of a disease."
Megyn Kelly found a guest who would not only insist on an ineffective travel ban from West African countries, but he knew nothing of how the disease is spread, so he made up his own facts. She brought on J. Christian Adams, author of the New York Times bestseller Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department and Ten Reasons to Impeach Eric Holder .
One might deduce he harbors a bit of racism against the administration, insisting they play the race card, not he and his buddies at PJ Media. You can follow his insanity on Twitter at @ElectionLawCtr. He's very proud of his hysteria-inducing tweets about a flight that has landed at JFK in New York and insists that the disease will spread like "wildfire," and Obama won't lift a finger to stop it.
President Obama has to issue a proclamation and simply write a paragraph, and that's all it would take to enact a travel ban from West African countries and put a stop to these flights. Megyn Kelly was typically irreverent about President Obama, when she smugly said,
"He could do it with the stroke of a pen, the pen and the phone that he's so fond of."
Once again, Fox News experts, who are not doctors, insist they know more than the agencies qualified to deal with infectious disease outbreaks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, however, and other international agencies have resisted calls to shut down flights out of the countries. They say limiting air travel would put an added strain on countries that are already ill-equipped to deal with the outbreak. "So sealing them off, first off won’t work," CDC Director Tom Frieden said Friday on Fox News. "Second off, it will backfire because if we can’t get help in there, then we’re not going to be able to stop the outbreak and, ultimately, we will end up at higher risk, not lower risk.”
J Christian Adams insisted the man in the Dallas Hospital, Thomas Duncan, was vomiting all over the airplane when he flew via Brussels on September 19th. Kelly corrected him and said at that time, he was asymptomatic. So Adams said it doesn't matter if you're showing signs of the disease or not, it's very contagious. She told him it's not contagious when a patient is asymptomatic, but he said, "We'll see."
They left it there, with his lie hanging in the air, and he has proclaimed his fictional method of transmitting the virus is the truth. Now every Fox News viewer can be as terrified of this disease as they are of Death Panels, Obama taking away our guns and Shar'ia Law. Well done once again Fox, well done.