May 26, 2005
UK Media in Frenzy Over Marine's Death by MRSA-PVL InfectionTopics: Follies of the Mainstream Media
Why is it that the media, be it American, British, or .... , just can't pass up doing anything and everything to sensationalize and over-hype non-stories?
Still pumped from MRSA-infection debates during the recent election cycle, it took little time for the UK media to hype the news that a Royal Marine died from a rare MRSA strain last year during commando training.
And in so doing, to apply the usual MSM formula for catastrophe coverage:
1. Impart and/or Stoke Fear
"Marine death sparks fears of incurable new superbug," screamed the online news.telegraph. The "lede" didn't let up:
Hat tip - Zap*Germs
Posted by Hyscience at May 26, 2005 6:24 PM
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