Comment of the Day

Reader: Media and Government Are Using ISIS and Ebola to Keep People Scared and Stupid

Our coverage of Frontier Airlines' response to its planes having been used by a woman subsequently diagnosed with Ebola continues to spur sharp commentary. Here's a post by a reader who feels the media and the government are frightening the public with stories about Ebola and terrorism in a very calculated way.

See also: Update: Other Frontier Plane Taken By Symptomatic Ebola Patient Still Flying

Zach Knight writes:

Our media and government want a scared and uneducated population. ISIS and Ebola are just another way we're being misled.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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