Reality vs. Perception

Ebola and the Disease of Hyperbole

by Bill Brenner October 22, 2014 Fear and anxiety

For weeks, the main cable news stations have been obsessed with Ebola. While the appearance of Ebola┬áin the U.S. is certainly new, I think the bigger problem is a disease that has dogged us since the dawn of TV news. Hyperbole. Mood music: There’s no disputing that Ebola is a fearsome disease. The symptoms are brutal and the death rate is high. It’s been a problem mainly for Africa until recently, when a couple of…  [Read More]