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PBC News & Comment: American Media Flooded With Ebola Hysteria, IS Exaggerations

Driven by lust for ratings, corporate media amplify the fears of ebola infection and hype the latest IS beheading video....

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--Ebola hysteria floods US media, right wing nuts demand border closures, Rush says slavery guilt drives inaction
--Obama doubles US troops in Africa on ebola front
--IS floods media with new decapitation video, victim is Briton Alan Henning
--War Nerd columnist Gary Brecher exposes exaggeration of IS threat to Bagdhad
--UN reports 5,500 deaths since IS surge in June and 26,000 dead and wounded civilians in Iraq so far in 2014
--polls show Americans dig Obama’s air war in Syria, as Turkey agrees to join the fight
--new Swedish government recognizes Palestinian state, as radical Israelis take over apartments in east Jerusalem
--thugs attack protesters in Hong Kong
--Cornell’s Eli Friedman notes that economic disparity is major driver of Hong Kong protests, in this excerpt from our interview
--NSA expert James Bamford recounts his own difficult history covering the intelligence agency
--federal judge orders release of Gitmo force feeding videos
--federal appeals court lifts stay on Texas law, forcing 13 abortion clinics to shut down immediately
--has Kim Jong Un been sidelined in North Korea?