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.

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

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