Skip to comments.Gullible America
Posted on 05/06/2009 2:52:15 AM PDT by Scanian
As the gullible of the world start to relax after being told that the swine flu may not become a pandemic, the rest of us marvel at the breadth of their naïveté. One would think they'd recall the similar hysteria in 2002 over SARS. The same so-called clinical experts were intimating that it would be disaster like the 1918 flu epidemic that took 40 million lives. That fear campaign fizzled out eventually and there were no deaths in the U.S.
Nevertheless, the world continues to swallow the global warming, end of the world scenario, but never bothers to wonder who's profiteering from all these scare reports.
It's obvious that the mainstream media has abdicated all objectivity so it's up to novelists to come up with possible explanations to this deliberate fear campaign.
A few years ago, I met the wonderful Michael Crichton at an award luncheon and he graciously signed my copy of his book "State of Fear." This thriller about eco-terrorists could never be made into a film because too many Hollywood denizens would recognize their own stupidity and hypocrisy described in the novel. While I can't recommend the book as an easy read, it is exhaustedly researched and the facts within are compelling and eye opening.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
To a greater extent every year, the main-stream media spends most of it’s time yelling fire in a crowded theater.
And more and more intelligent people opt to turn it off.
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