The Media is Doing an Awful Job of Explaining Ebola

Here's a good one from a couple of day ago. Arielle Duhaime-Ross, writing for The Verge, on how the media were totally irresponsible in their reporting on #ClipboardMan:

Ebola is a scary, gruesome disease, so it's only natural that some people are concerned, especially given past "breaches in protocol" in Dallas. But that's why we need reporters to help people make sense of it all (Fox News' Shepard Smith is a great example). They have a responsibility to stop unnecessary panic — to explain why Ebola isn't easy to catch in the US — instead of causing further alarm with unfinished stories and inaccurate statements.