The Ebola outbreak is good news for the city’s tabloids. All it took was a man being tested for the disease at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan for the New York Post and New York Daily News to crank up the fear machine.
We have to give the win to the Post, which simply decided to yell “Ebola!” at readers. No need for getting creative, just shout and hope for panic.
The Daily News, meanwhile, fell short by admitting what the hospital’s officials and CDC said: That the man likely didn’t have the disease. When it comes to fear mongering, the worst thing you can do is give facts.