Top 5 Most Disturbing Instances of Media Hysteria

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In the age of 24-hour news cycles, mass media has developed the habit of focusing on an event and covering every aspect of it nonstop. Both everyday circumstances and actual threats get blown out of proportion, often with little distinction between the two. The most disturbing instances had you stockpiling Tamiflu, buying new mattresses and refusing to open your mail. Meanwhile, the media found something else to whip itself into a frenzy about.
Top 5 Most Disturbing Instances of Media Hysteria
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In the age of 24-hour news cycles, mass media has developed the habit of focusing on an event and covering every aspect of it nonstop. Both everyday circumstances and actual threats get blown out of proportion, often with little distinction between the two. The most disturbing instances had you stockpiling Tamiflu, buying new mattresses and refusing to open your mail. Meanwhile, the media found something else to whip itself into a frenzy about.
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