Catherine Thompson (TPM) helps downplay Ebola | a Twitter conversation


Catherine Thompson (TPM) helps downplay Ebola

Catherine Thompson of TPM offers "Rand Paul: What If The 3K Troops Obama Sent To Africa All Catch Ebola?" As with Ahiza Garcia's TPM post about ISIS ( ) the post itself is fine, the problem is that it occurs in the TPM context. Thompson has to know how her readers would respond to the red meat of Rand Paul speaking on the Laura Ingraham show: by mocking both instead of treating a potential public health nightmare with the concern it's due. She should have realized how her readers would respond and taken steps to mitigate their trained behaviors. Because she didn't, Catherine Thompson is helping downplay Ebola possibly turning into a major health crisis in the U.S.
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