Skip to comments.Media Hysteria = Orwellian Broadcast
Posted on 10/13/2001 12:40:33 PM PDT by Cobra64
"On October 30th, 1938, the United States experienced mass hysteria--most pronounced on the east coast in New York and New Jersey--in response to a radio broadcast put on by Orson Welles and his Mercury Theater On The Air. The public reaction has prompted decades of research into mass hysteria, been used as a model by the military around the world to design information warfare against enemy troops and civilian populace, and used as the most compelling reason to protect the public from the knowledge of the presence of aliens on Earth....That's the fascinating aspect to all this. You know, when you think about it, Welles was a genius. He had people believing there was an invasion, then he turned around and told them that it was all a joke. We think people were afraid to admit that they'd been taken."
Between Orson Welles and George Orwell? Not really.
They're in a perpetual state of hysteria. Before anthrax, it was Summer of the Shark.
Let's cool it on the hype. As I've said before. It may be scary, but lets put this Anthrax attack in context: (1) Dead, (1) Assistant to Tom Brokaw with a bad rash! Oooh!
It's certianly not as shocking as plowing 4 planes into national landmarks, and we are presently fighting a war to get the Real Terrorist and the media are navel gazing, with these Anthrax threats being concentrated mostly towards them.
Anthrax is a very poor and mostly non-lethal weapon in the Terrorist arsenal.
Right...and no less than 4 threads "BREAKING: MICROSOFT ENVELOPE POSITIVE FOR ANTHRAX" just popped up at once.
Pardon me? I can't hear you, was that number 0?
For all those worried about Anthrax - go hide in your holes. As for the rest of us, it's life as usual.
I believe that number was 1, not 0. But don't ask me; I can't even keep Orson Welles and George Orwell straight.
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