Politics & Policy

Weird Science: CNN Calls Ebola the ‘ISIS of Bio-Agents’

One day after accusing Fox News of being unscientific, CNN uncorks this week's most hysterical metaphor.

One day after a highly self-aggrandizing CNN clip accused Fox News of trafficking in unscientific hysteria over the rash of hemorrhagic fever cases in the United States and Africa, the Most Trusted Name In News terrified its several viewers by calling Ebola the “ISIS of biological agents.”

Throughout the professor’s explanation, the network kept up the lower third tag “EBOLA: THE ISIS OF BIOLOGICAL AGENTS?” — thus demonstrating another old rule of journalism: When the headline ends in a question mark, the answer is “No.”

— Tim Cavanaugh is news editor of National Review Online. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.


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