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


@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


@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


@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.


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

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‘Except for … ‘: Gov. Cuomo says Ebola response has been ‘textbook’!/rbeestweets/status/525620011184824320

It was learned yesterday that a doctor in New York City has tested positive for the Ebola virus, but New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is up for re-election next month, is offering high praise for how the situation has been handled:

A bit early for patting themselves on the back, isn’t it?

It depends on what your definition of “textbook” is:

Part of the problem might be that the “textbook” has some flaws.



Andrea Mitchell: Don’t worry about Ebola patient who traipsed all over NYC last night

‘Can’t make this up!’ Guess where Ebola-positive NYC doctor may have gone bowling; Alley closed?; Update: Alley confirmed closed

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Hazmat teams finally disassemble Ebola patient’s apartment [photos]!/judithcrary/status/518124160632225792

Earlier this week we watched in disbelief as one man in a T-shirt power-washed vomit from the sidewalk in front of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan. Good news: legitimate cleanup crews wearing hazmat gear finally went into the apartment today and cleaned out mattresses, towels and the like.

Sana Syed, public information officer for the City of Dallas, was on hand to capture the event in photos.

Another container going up.

— Sana Syed (@dallaspiosana) October 3, 2014

— Sana Syed (@dallaspiosana) October 3, 2014

First drum is in the trailer.

— Sana Syed (@dallaspiosana) October 3, 2014

The people here from @1500Marilla @DallasFireRes_q @DallasPD and hazmat have dubbed ourselves the make shit happen crew

— Sana Syed (@dallaspiosana) October 3, 2014

In first container: linens, clothes. Mattress cut up and triple bagged. Tied up.

— Sana Syed (@dallaspiosana) October 3, 2014

Phase I wrapping up

— Sana Syed (@dallaspiosana) October 3, 2014

Decon of boots

— Sana Syed (@dallaspiosana) October 3, 2014

Phase I is done. Next phase is cutting up box spring.

— Sana Syed (@dallaspiosana) October 3, 2014

More drums have arrived

— Sana Syed (@dallaspiosana) October 3, 2014

Judge Jenkins drove the family to new location. Mayor Rawlings was there to welcome them. Mayor says it was emotional.

— Sana Syed (@dallaspiosana) October 4, 2014

CNN reports that Duncan’s partner, Louise, and the other occupants of the apartment have been moved into a private 4-bedroom residence in Dallas, which was arranged with the help of someone in the local faith-based community.

@judgeClayJ says he and @Mike_Rawlings both called a friend in the faith community who found the house.

— Calvert Collins (@CalvertFOX4) October 4, 2014

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