Our media no longer serves democracy. It is a corporate/government tool used not to inform, but to spread propaganda. Since a free and open media is essential for democracy, (hence our founding fathers emphasis on it via the first amendment) this is further proof of our dying democracy. I think we should call, write, email, and BOYCOTT our current media. Boycott their sponsors too. We have to let them know we are aware of their enormous mistake in taking the position they are taking, and we will not stand for this.
We have a right to be informed that this exists, but the non-stop "the sky is falling...." stuff needs to stop.
Can you just imagine how much this is costing various business - travel, business closing, schools closing, events being canceled? I think we should sue, Baxter, media, etc...
As I write this, ANOTHER story has come on the tube - that people are now paying almost $400.00 for a $20.00 prescription of Tamiflu. A mark-up of almost 700% - price gouging IS illegal. This is absurd. Not to mention how effective will it be if misused?
Lil' Donny Rumsfeld is making a killing - he owns a huge amount of stock in Gilead Sciences, Pfizer Inc., and Amylin Pharmaceuticals. These neo-cons have NO morals, or conscience what-so-ever.
This is an old trick tried under FORD, (not Carter Ms. Bachmann, FORD) and it didn't work then, but being neo-cons they don't know how to take "no" for an answer.