Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Swine Flu and other Media Hype

As super flus have been with us for some time - at least since the '80s - it seems as though Swine Flu may soon go the way of other duds ( like West Nile and Avian flu, among others). In the heyday of the Bush-Cheney Administration, SARS was eyed with suspicions on the left, whose more paranoid members viewed it as a creation of mass hysteria, in order to gain control of the unruly masses. Small wonder, then, that many on the right are now crying foul over swine flu and Obama. Plus ca change, plus c'est le meme chose.

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