That one time CNN tweeted an Ebola photo and a case of snark broke out!/sboasey/status/517120901146763266

Some people noticed another hilarious reason for tweeting out such a photo.

I like that CNN is tweeting a picture of ebola bacteria. It will be handy in case I encounter it in the wild. With my microscope vision.

— Sarah (@andsarah2) September 30, 2014


Virus MT @andsarah2: I like CNN is tweeting a picture of ebola bacteria. Handy in case I encounter it in the wild. W my microscope vision

— Todd Zwillich (@toddzwillich) October 1, 2014

The sentiment remains the same.

@andsarah2 @ingdamnit Fool! That's not a microscopic image. Ebola has evolved. IT'S HUGE. IT'S THE SIZE OF CATS NOW.

— Fez Gu-I'M DAISY (@vampricyoda) October 1, 2014

Thanks @CNN for tweeting a picture of ebola bacteria. I will finally get to use my microscope that I always have attached to my hip.

— Amy Piskator (@runamyrunn) October 1, 2014

Thanks for tweeting a photo of the Ebola virus, CNN. Now I'll know exactly what it looks like when I encounter it in real life.

— Allison James (@ALLISONofabitch) October 1, 2014

In the meantime, be warned:

@andsarah2 @rubyjnkie don't touch it!!! Don't touch the picture!

— Frank (@frankandrus) October 1, 2014

Never change, Twitter.


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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.


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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.



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So, who’s dressing as Ebola for Halloween this year? [photos]

This year’s most controversial Halloween costume looks to be the Ebola hazmat suit, with at least one company selling a version online dubbed “the most ‘viral’ costume” of the year:

But is this too soon? Here’s the mixed reaction from Tweeters:

Too soon or not, there will be Ebola costumes this year, both commercially sold and homemade. And here are a few of the ones we’re seeing already:

For the frugally-minded, however, these ideas make sense. Re-purpose last year’s “Breaking Bad” costume into an Ebola hazmat suit:

But, of course, there are the lazy people out there who will simply wear a nurse’s outfit and call it Ebola-specific:

Sheesh. If you’re going to callously mock and ridicule a dangerous diseases costing American taxpayers millions of dollars, at least show a little creativity!

We’ll end it with this:

Yes, that is the scariest.


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‘Competence!’ Here’s a sneak peek at the ‘new CDC Ebola protocols’ [photo]

So, it’s official: When it comes to dealing with Ebola, the CDC really doesn’t seem to have a clue.

CDC now says maybe we need to re-examine Ebola protocols. But don’t worry, it’s all under control.

— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonDC) October 14, 2014

because of lack of strict quarantine protocols, CDC now has to ask 132 passengers on 10/13 Frontier flight 1143 to call 1800-CDC-INFO

— Prudence Paine (@PruPaine) October 15, 2014

as @deltasmelt points out, the plane wasn't even decontaminated after. The CDC's monitoring/alerting protocols seem to have been breached.

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) October 15, 2014

My wife, the ER nurse, this morning: “These CDC protocols are obviously not working.”

— RB (@RBPundit) October 15, 2014

#CDC (Obama admin) protocols for #Ebola are weaker than WHO; don't include hand-washing at each stage of protective gear removal.

— Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) October 15, 2014

"Those responsible for the sacking of the proper protocols have been sacked." – The CDC, Pining for the Fjords

— Chris Barnhart (@ChrisBarnhart) October 15, 2014

This explains a lot:

BREAKING: New CDC Ebola protocols released. They… may need some work. (Art by @CalebHowe)

— Leon Wolf (@LeonHWolf) October 15, 2014

Now that looks like “Inherent Resolve”!

Competence! RT @LeonHWolf BREAKING: New CDC Ebola protocols released. They… may need some work.

— Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) October 15, 2014


That awkward moment when CDC claims Ebola ‘protocol breach’ or something. Then ‘forgets’ to mention it HERE

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Here’s a flabbergasted Rob Lowe summing up CDC Ebola presser with two words

Piers Morgan on the CDC saying it needs to ‘rethink’ Ebola: ‘No s*** Sherlock’

Nine Ebola tweets that the CDC probably wishes it could take back

‘I want to trust CDC, but … ’: Second health care worker with Ebola flew commercially before diagnosis

‘Ya think?!’ CDC director says second nurse who contracted Ebola shouldn’t have flown

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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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