Huffpo journo forgot he has ONE JOB: Don’t ask questions about new Ebola case

http://twitter.com/#!/ReformedBroker/status/521288056729784320

Ya think? That’s a reasonable assumption to make after the news of a possible new Ebola case in Dallas broke. Even if we are supposed to totally trust the White House, according to this National Journal reporter.

Politico’s Ben White agrees.

Seems like it RT“@ReformedBroker: Starting to think it’s likely we’re not being told the whole truth about the ease of Ebola transmission.”

— Ben White (@morningmoneyben) October 12, 2014

Again, reasonable. But not according to Huffington Post’s Sam Stein.

@morningmoneyben @ReformedBroker in what sense?

— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) October 12, 2014

@samsteinhp @ReformedBroker in the sense that this worker reportedly took all precaution against contact with fluids. Still got it

— Ben White (@morningmoneyben) October 12, 2014

@morningmoneyben @samsteinhp @ReformedBroker Took precautions after they found Duncan was infected. But worker may have treated him before.

— Suzy Khimm (@SuzyKhimm) October 12, 2014

@SuzyKhimm @samsteinhp @ReformedBroker fair points. Odd to "hope" that's the case but I suppose we have to

— Ben White (@morningmoneyben) October 12, 2014

But whatever guys. Do not ask questions!

@morningmoneyben @SuzyKhimm @ReformedBroker really important not to theorize in situations involving a deadly infectious disease

— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) October 12, 2014

What? Dude, you have ONE JOB. It’s your job to ask questions. What journalism!

@samsteinhp @SuzyKhimm @ReformedBroker perfectly reasonable to ask questions here sam.

— Ben White (@morningmoneyben) October 12, 2014

Yep.

@morningmoneyben @SuzyKhimm @ReformedBroker "seems like it" is not a question

— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) October 12, 2014

For crying out loud!

@samsteinhp @SuzyKhimm @ReformedBroker sure it is. There is an inherent question in "seems" rather than a declarative. Seems obvious.

— Ben White (@morningmoneyben) October 12, 2014

Not to lapdogs, apparently.

But at least National Journal’s Ron Fournier doesn’t agree with Stein’s lapdoggery.

@morningmoneyben @samsteinhp @SuzyKhimm @ReformedBroker fwiw, Ben, I took it as a question. A good one.

— Ron Fournier (@ron_fournier) October 12, 2014

Bingo.

@morningmoneyben @SuzyKhimm @ReformedBroker it "seems" you're grasping here. 🙂

— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) October 12, 2014

Geez Louise.

@samsteinhp @morningmoneyben @SuzyKhimm No Sam, you’re right. It’s totally unreasonable for anyone to feel like there’s more going on here.

— Downtown Josh Brown (@ReformedBroker) October 12, 2014

Heh.

@ReformedBroker @morningmoneyben @SuzyKhimm let's wait more than 2 hours to form judgements on 2nd patient. Also let's here from cdc too

— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) October 12, 2014

Yeah, OK buddy. The CDC is so trust-worthy and competent too, and never gives out conflicting info.

@samsteinhp @ReformedBroker @morningmoneyben @SuzyKhimm Absent other evidence, it's pointless for people to panic

— Doug Mataconis (@dmataconis) October 12, 2014

Panic? Reasonable questions do not fall under that category.

@morningmoneyben Seems people are conflating full blown panic with raising legitimate questions about transmission. #annoyingliberals

— Keith White (@Keethers) October 12, 2014

Ding, ding, ding!

Keep questioning, folks. Apparently we once again can’t rely on some on the lapdog media to do it.

Related:

Guess what John McCain wants Obama to do about Ebola (Hint: WTF?)

National Journal reporter Ron Fournier: Time for CDC to reconsider Ebola protocols — and talking points

If you still think Ebola isn’t highly contagious, Joe Scarborough has a reminder for you

Breaking: Texas health care worker who treated ‘patient zero’ tests positive for Ebola; Update: President Obama has been briefed; Update: Patient went into isolation within 90 minutes of feeling symptoms; Update: ‘Patient was wearing protective gear’: Update: Patient noticed fever on Friday?

The Obama admin, CDC won’t like this Ebola truth-snark from Sharyl Attkisson, but you will!

This journo is SHOCKED the WH can’t be trusted; This has to be the most unreal statement ever

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/12/this-huffpo-journo-forgot-he-has-one-job-guys-dont-ask-questions-about-new-ebola-case-what-journalism/

Conservatives take over Obama’s latest hashtag

http://twitter.com/#!/Chapman_Jamie/status/188052457539121152

Despite its abysmal track record of launching hashtags on Twitter the Obama campaign decided to try again tonight. Thus #WhatsRomneyHiding was born.

So what's Romney hiding? Tweet @MittRomney to demand he release his tax returns. #WhatsRomneyHiding

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 5, 2012

Of course the hashtag, which became a worldwide trending topic, hasn’t been used as Obama’s campaign intended. Instead of demands to see Mitt Romney’s tax returns the hashtag is filled with random jokes and tweets mocking Obama. Here are the best #WhatsRomneyHiding tweets.

His long friendship with murderous radical Bill Ayers? #WhatsRomneyHiding #OhWait

— Neocon Blonde (@NeoconBlonde) April 6, 2012

An explanation of how raising taxes on oil companies will lower gas prices #WhatsRomneyHiding @BarackObama

— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) April 5, 2012

His phone number is 8675309 #WhatsRomneyHiding

— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) April 5, 2012

#WhatsRomneyHiding Maybe Romney is hiding that he flew his dog from Hawaii to DC for a photo op… oh wait…

— Go Colts!!! (@hoosierclinger) April 6, 2012

#WhatsRomneyHiding That on more than one occasion, he's been proud of his country.

— Sam Valley (@SamValley) April 6, 2012

https://twitter.com/#!/mantone1/status/188056275731488768

https://twitter.com/#!/Professor_Why/status/188056245956116481

#WhatsRomneyHiding 1.2 million people that disappeared from the workforce a few months ago? #ohwait

— Alex P Keaton (@I_Hate_Hippies) April 6, 2012

https://twitter.com/#!/EMcLean1982/status/188055873644544000

#WhatsRomneyHiding he's read the Constitution unlike Obama and Holder

— John Brooks (@Jbroks86) April 6, 2012

#WhatsRomneyHiding A tape of himself praising Rashid Khalidi. Oh, wait… http://t.co/pMJLuX6p

— JLThorpe (@JLThorpe) April 6, 2012

#whatsromneyhiding Blueprints to an algae refinery

— Matt Brinkman (@chefbrink) April 6, 2012

#whatsromneyhiding he likes dancing to footloose.

— jim reittinger (@jimreittinger) April 6, 2012

#WhatsRomneyHiding his secret 'more flexible' plans with Russia? Nope, Obama again.

— ✩ Megan ✩ (@MeganSmiles) April 6, 2012

#whatsromneyhiding that he's not a tempermental child who openly asks people to make baseless speculations about his opponents?

— The Augur (@theaugur) April 6, 2012

#WhatsRomneyHiding the ATM's that stole all the jobs

— Sister Honey (D) (@Herfarm) April 6, 2012

#WhatsRomneyHiding the secret to using the Commerce Clause to turn lead into gold

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) April 6, 2012

#WhatsRomneyHiding The person who refuses to let Obama be clear

— DrewMTips (@DrewMTips) April 6, 2012

Obama's college records? #whatsromneyhiding

— Ken Gardner (@kesgardner) April 6, 2012

https://twitter.com/#!/MrPartisan/status/188060177109483520

#whatsromneyhiding the fact that he is a student of critical race theory? Or is that Obama…..?

— Oklahoma Adam™ (@OklahomaAdam) April 6, 2012

Thank you thank you thank you @BarackObama for helping conservatives unite around @MittRomney. #WhatsRomneyHiding

— Kevin Eder (@keder) April 5, 2012

#WhatsRomneyHiding that he knows what unprecedented means

— Sam Adams (@SamAdamsTPP) April 6, 2012

#WhatsRomneyHiding – Not Chicago real estate deals with Tony Rezko

— T Bradley (@TBradleyNC) April 6, 2012

The fact that the Obama new media campaign team keeps launching hashtags when they’re inevitably going to be taken over and used to mock their candidate is confounding. Is this the worst new media team in politics? What other explanation is there?

UPDATE: Not satisfied with hijacking #WhatsRomneyHiding it seems that conservatives have created the worldwide trending topic #WhatsObamaHiding to further criticize the President.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/04/05/conservatives-take-over-obamas-latest-hashtag-whatsromneyhiding/

Rep. Pallone staffer politicizes Suicide Awareness tweet from Michelle Malkin

http://twitter.com/#!/RepRepublic/status/509740288353382401

Twitchy founder and syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin helped promote Suicide Awareness Day:

http://twitter.com/#!/michellemalkin/status/509722947062628353

Sean Dugan, communications director for New Jersey Democrat Rep. Frank Pallone, decided to get his jackass on:

http://twitter.com/#!/SeanDugan/status/509723555857440768

Petty and cheap, especially given the subject matter? You bet.

http://twitter.com/#!/michellemalkin/status/509726781168177152

Dugan’s response?

http://twitter.com/#!/SeanDugan/status/509729204188237824

Translation: “No, YOU are.”

http://twitter.com/#!/RepRepublic/status/509739537182887936

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/09/10/stay-classy-rep-pallone-staffer-politicizes-suicide-awareness-day-tweet-from-michelle-malkin/

Snicker! Winner of the least appropriate band name ever? [pic]

http://twitter.com/#!/d_whitehouse/status/369828864970588160

Snort! Look at those enthusiastic faces!

British writer David Whitehouse took to Twitter to offer up that question. There are some other contestants in the battle for the least appropriate band name, however:

http://twitter.com/#!/pomodrunkard/status/367665483115266049

Ha! On the flip-side, is this one the most fitting?

http://twitter.com/#!/KenShepherd/status/355659436943089666

You decide! In the meantime, you can put appropriateness aside. There is no need to argue.

http://twitter.com/#!/willmanduffy/status/369134015812337665

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/08/20/you-decide-winner-of-the-least-appropriate-band-name-ever-pic/

Japan remembers earthquake, tsunami disaster one year later

http://twitter.com/#!/W7VOA/status/178606506281934848

Tomorrow is the one year anniversary of one of the largest natural disasters ever recorded in Japanese history. Last March after the magnitude 9 earthquake shook Japan and erupted a 75-foot tsunami, over 15,000 people were killed, and several thousand more went unaccounted for. One year later, Japan is still picking up the pieces and working to bridge their country back together.

Here’s an excerpt from the Japan Times on how many parts of the country will recognize the anniversary:

Several major railways serving the greater Tokyo area will briefly halt their trains Sunday afternoon as part of disaster drills on the first anniversary of the Tohoku quake and tsunami disasters.

East Japan Railway Co. will not stop its trains Sunday, but each of the JR East branches planned tsunami drills Saturday and Monday and its employees were to offer silent prayers for the disaster victims.

On Sunday, Tokyu Corp., Sagami Railway Co. and four other private railway companies will stop their trains at 2:46 p.m., the time the earthquake hit eastern and northeastern Japan.

Tokyu and Sagami will ask their passengers to observe a moment of silence to remember the victims, company officials said.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Tokyo Metro Co. said they will halt their subway trains at 10 a.m. Sunday.

Below are a few photos from Steven Lustofin in Japan:

About to start filming at what was once a beach, now littered with debris. #Japan http://t.co/m7289Hl7

— Steven Lustofin (@StevenLustofin) March 10, 2012

Multiple spots of the city are still devastated to even begin cleanup after 1 year. #Japan http://t.co/fos5C6sY

— Steven Lustofin (@StevenLustofin) March 10, 2012

Operation of business completely destroyed. #JapanLIVE http://t.co/Tqgbr1QC

— Steven Lustofin (@StevenLustofin) March 10, 2012

Most of Iwaki has been cleaned up, but most businesses have been boarded up for good. #JapanLIVE http://t.co/3QOagytw

— Steven Lustofin (@StevenLustofin) March 10, 2012

Approaching Iwaki, These ships were swept over a mile from the ocean (right) and still here. #JapanLIVE http://t.co/9CZEz3yR

— Steven Lustofin (@StevenLustofin) March 10, 2012

The Daily Telegraph has an interactive webpage that allows you to see the effects of the tsunami with video included.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/03/10/japan-remembers-earthquake-tsunami-disaster-one-year-later/