The Media’s Moral Panic

A moral panic is, by definition, a mass media created hysteria. It occurs when there is a problem that is blown way out of proportion and treated as a catastrophic event. When you hear the COVID numbers spouted every day, they are quite large. Cases and deaths are increasing. I do not mean to belittle … Continue reading The Media’s Moral Panic

We Are Victims of Moral Panic

"Ignorance is bliss" Americans used to get 30 minutes of local news and 60 minutes of national news each day. If you missed the broadcast, you had to read a newspaper in the morning. That's it. That is all the news media consumption that was available. Now we have a 24 hour cable news cycle … Continue reading We Are Victims of Moral Panic