Remember Ebola? That was so last week, but allow me a few leftover thoughts. I hate that I can’t find a clip from October 14’s Shepard Smith Reporting, where Mr. Smith was discussing Ebola. There was this one from the day before, which has some of the flavor, but was more measured, and much less partisan.
I know that Shep was making a point of trying to tamp-down “panic”, which is a laudable goal, but he’s starting to get on my nerves. CDC had done zero to earn public trust, and yet Shep was doing his little ‘balancing hands’ routine, to show how much more trustworthy they are than Congress. Slagging Congress is what liberals do, and is less-than-appropriate in this context. There are plenty of people who are concerned about how the government is handling this, and they are not all conservative. To me, he was behaving as a partisan, in what should be a non-partisan situation.