During US Ebola Hysteria, What Other News Did We Miss?

October 20, 2014   |   Wil Brown

Wil Brown
October 20, 2014

(TheAntiMedia) Concerns over Ebola spreading in the United States have been on everyone’s mind during the past week. This has largely been fueled by the fact that the entirety of the corporate media coverage has been consumed by this story. With new scientific evidence supporting that Ebola may, in fact, be able to travel through the air, there is definitely reason to keep our eyes on it; but what have we missed in other news while our minds were elsewhere?

The intention of this writing isn’t to make light of the Ebola situation but rather to shift much of our attention to topics that effect millions of people that we have the potential to change. As mentioned above, Ebola traveling through the air is definitely a concern. However, it is beneficial to bring some perspective into the discussion.

So far, Ebola has only infected 2 people inside of the United States. Both of whom are still alive. At the same time, the United States’ recent foreign policy is responsible for the death of tens of thousands of innocent people. It’s one thing to stay up to date on the developments of a story but obsessing over it helps no one.

Here are some of the stories that received little to no mention by the main-stream media during the Ebola hysteria:

The ISIS situation continues to worsen

With reports of ISIS on the verge of taking the third-largest military base in Iraq, it is becoming more evident that the Iraq Security Forces are offering very little resistance lately in this fight on it’s own. This may may be due to the fact that the US’ role in the conflict is hindering the region from finding it’s own solution.

On the topic of US intervention against ISIS

Business-Insider:

“U.S.-led coalition jets pounded suspected Islamic State targets at least six times in the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Saturday after the fiercest shelling in days by the insurgents shook the town’s center and hit border areas within Turkey.”

It is further reported that the fears of anti-war activists everywhere have been realized. US Airstrikes may have been responsible for the deaths of at least ten civilians.

This is no surprise to those that have been following the US drone strikes in Pakistan which, at the end of last year, were responsible for the deaths of at least 500 civilians.

The United States continues to rally support for terror groups such as ISIS with their continued murder of innocent civilians whose families will no doubt want to see justice done to those responsible.

Many believe that without US intervention against ISIS, their numbers wouldn’t be near what they are at this point in the conflict. As this conflict continues, this is an aspect that needs to be focused on but likely wont due to biased corporate reporting.

Ukraine teeters on being classified as a “failed state”

Many experts and analysts agree that there is a possible solution in Ukraine involving Russian intervention but there exists little agreement as to what that intervention will look like.

The role of US intervention should not be overlooked either.

There is an obvious anti-Russia sentiment in Ukraine but on the other hand, there is a strong pro-Russia contingent that seems to be completely ignored by western media. It is clear that the US has certainly not helped the situation and further involvement on their behalf would only intensify the division in Ukraine.

There is evidence to suggest that Russia can indeed come to diplomatic agreements with the Ukrainian government. With the US out of the picture, this trend could very well continue.

The situation in Ukraine has many layers that are very easy to get lost in. More info on the events unfolding in this region can be found here.

The fight against US spying continues

The FBI and other government agencies seem quite intent on pushing forward with spy programs that target American citizens.

and recently

“The FBI director has slammed Apple and Google for offering their customers encryption technology that protects users’ privacy. ‘Deeply concerned’ James Comey wants to push on Congress to “fix” laws to ensure police can still access private data.”

While Comey maintains that this access to private customer data wouldn’t be violated without proper probable cause and the accompanying warrants, the US government track record proves otherwise.

China overtakes the US in economic power

From CommmonDreams.org:

China has overtaken the United State to become the world’s largest economy, according to new data and an analysis by the International Monetary Fund.

Calculated by looking at gross domestic product (GDP) alongside cost-of-living data, the IMF announced Tuesday that China is now larger economically than the U.S. for the first time in history with an adjusted GDP of $17.6 trillion compared to a U.S. GDP of $17.4 trillion.

In summation, our media has proven that they can no longer be trusted as the sole source of information to the American public.

As a good rule of thumb moving forward, when the US media takes a story and runs with it, it’s wise to dig around and see what’s being hidden in the other hand.

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Author: Wil Brown

Wil Brown is a National Coordinator with The Common Ground Movement and also the founder of Awakenedcitizen.com. He spends most of his free time practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and organizing with the local CGM team in his hometown of Boise, ID.

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62 Comments

  1. its and it's are different

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  2. Idiots only trust governments and media

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  3. Wil Brown can its be used when it's it's that is needed in its appropriate sentence?

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  4. This could easily have been written by a fourteen years old.None of this is earth shatteringly new.Its funny how these conspiracy sights totally ignore the big tobacco corporations killing millions or the poor disenfranchised in Africa and elsewhere dying in their thousands.

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  5. Well considering all of the other country's are singing agreements to faze out the us dollar in he coming months….All hell is bout to break out….China already has 250,000 boots on the ground ready to take control of the land they are buying as we speak…The Un or the blue hats are in process of establishing control of the American people….we bout to have a reset of our economy and it's not gonna be pretty……..jz

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  6. Man get ur fn eyes on man….The us dollar is bout to be fazed out…Our economy is bout to have a reset..If u have any savings make the moves immediately to buy gold or anything of the sort….. and we have not seen anything when it comes to death like we are about to c happen here in the good old usa……..be a skeptic all u want snap out of what u c on cnn nbc etc…….remember the letters emp……..electro magnetic pulse….that missing airliner flight 370..bout to make a fly over america…….old boy scout saying…"be prepared"……….

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  7. Thanks SCG, I've been saying it for days, pay more attention to what's not headline and you always do a great job! Nothing to see here, look away!

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  8. Justin Valle Is this the same economy reset the crazy's have been saying will happen for years now? Gold will be worthless , it haves value only in the eyes of someone that sees value in it. I'll trade for ammunition and parts for any guns i own, food, water, medical supply's. but gold? i'll just shoot you and take it.

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  9. I don't recall discussing any "conspiracies" in the article. Thanks for the opinion anyways.

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  10. The media has NEVER been a trusted as a sole source of information….they twist and bend things to meet the outcome they want to show. Want to read a good one…look up The Carlos Hoax.

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  11. Wow John stout u are a true moron………. gold has never and will never be worthless…… lmfao……what school u go to…look at some money charts my friend… simply tells me u have no fn money to invest or know the value u of anything…end of rant

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  12. Love that u say crazys…….China Russia Brazil and 13 other country's have now signed on taking the us dollar out of the worlds national currency but I guess u would not c that cause cnn will deff not tell u that….i recommend read or talk to someone who has an abundance of money unlike urself

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  13. I c gold being at 4 to 5 thousand an ounce. ..kinda like now it's up 367 percent in 5 years….lol u will be one of the ones saying how did this happen wtf….. 65 percent of Americans are now on food stamps…um mm how blind can morons like u be

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  14. And yes its been in the process for years now…but a lot of things need to take place before this happens….go to bank of america try paying cash for ur mortgage…not excepting cash anymore…lol..it's here my friend..how ever the government is gonna camo it I'm not sure but expect a even real soon..my guess will be a Friday Obama loves to pull shit on fridays..js

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  15. Justin Valle who's the Moron. I was clearly talking about once your economy reset happened.

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  16. Justin Valle just because the US dollar is no longer the currency of choice, doesn't mean the economy will collapse. you really show your age attacking me with shit like. "talk to someone who has an abundance of money unlike urself" "simply tells me u have no fn money to invest or know the value u of anything" you said "end of rant" then added to more comments ranting about the same thing.

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  17. alan roberts you need to work on your literary skills as well as reading comprehension. you disgust me

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  18. Very informative. Well worth reading

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  19. Those quotes on airborn were taken out of context! The article they were taken from was about how airborn ebola is physically impossible as the mutations required would render the virus unable to kill.

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  20. terribly written. Totally one sided! Im not a 'Merica fan but this is all just anti-'Merica, nothing more nothing less.

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  21. Is the American government doing anything right now that deserves our support?

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  22. Wil Brown your reporting is on sided and biased. you should try take a none biased stance and just report facts. U shoot down corporate media for the same thing. Just saying…

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  23. Did you read the article that was sourced to support these findings? Here's a quote just in case: "Although CIDRAP acknowledges that they were “first skeptical that Ebola virus could be an aerosol-transmissible disease,” they are “now persuaded by a review of experimental and epidemiologic data that this might be an important feature of disease transmission, particularly in healthcare settings.”

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  24. Wil Brown lol you equally dodging the point im making. To answer your question, the US is massive – It stands to reason there will be more than a few things their gov is doing which warrants public support.

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  25. Really? Our government is fanancing the death of or actually killing thousands of innocent civilians in multiple countries every year and you think I should white-wash their murderous crimes because they build the fuckin roads? That makes you part of the problem. There is virtually NOTHING the US government is doing that warrants our praises in contrast to them illegally spying on us, police brutality incidents steadily rising, war crimes, lies to get us to war, etc. I love the place I live but I hate the people in charge.

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  26. Also, being a good "American" doesn't mean blindly supporting our government. That only allows for a lot of misguided patriotism.

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  27. I am bothered by the fact that the articles presented spread fear mongering themselves (and weren't actually news).

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  28. Wil Brown financing ;) ai dude I can see I hit a nerve. U got some passion and fire inside of you. You asked me a question I answered it. The US would not be the power house it is today if their gov didnt do somethings right – this stands to reason! Same as Russia wouldnt be a powerhouse if they didnt do somethings right! Thats not to say they do not do their fair share of injustices! Putting words in my mouth and flinging insults around isnt going to change facts. Im not a US citizen dude… im not at all a fan of the US. I fully agree with you that the US is fucking up alot, in particular with foreign policy and a personal pet peeve of mine is how some of your cops react to your citizens trying to exercise their rights. But your reporting needs polish! You could consider this constructive criticism or you can continue to take it personally.

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  29. Wil Brown having said all i said, id like to apologise for some of my initial comment. Your article is not "all just anti-'Merica, nothing more nothing less". That was overly harsh of me.

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  30. It amuses me that these bonkers conspiracy sites always have heaps of mainstream advertising for crap.The people who set up these 'alternative' sites will be raking in filthy lucre on the back of the gullible.

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  31. China over takes U.S? WELL DUH!!! Noticed how much garbage on the back says *made in china*? Stop promoting china made product in North America then!!

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  32. Justin valle, John is right. What value will a shiny metal have when hysteria breaks out? The same as a rock. Common sense. Guns and ammo will have highest value

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  33. Usually when the media obcesses something like it's going with Ebola, its usually to distract us from something else that is going on. Nows the time to open or eyes the most

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  34. Yea chinas economy probably surpassed us, whoopdie-doo, big deal, the US and China both are so dependent on each other that if one economy collapses, the other will fall, too, both economies are too intertwined with each other, so if China's economy is doing good, that's a good thing, go China

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  35. Again, none of the info contained in the article pertains to "fringe" or "conspiracy" subjects.

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  36. Don't flatter yourself, I don't take things personally. I appreciate any feedback on my articles but don't 've surprised if I point out your flaws in logic. The US government isn't the power house it is today because they "did something right." Every heard of the petrodollar? Being the world reserve currency tends to make countries rich. That, and fiat currency.

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  37. Then why did everyone by tye medias bullshit when the demonized Israel over the summer

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  38. The saturation of the American marketplace with Chinese made crap has already lowered the average consumer's standard of quality.

    You are not saving money buying "made in China" Crap if it lasts only a fraction of the time of what a comparable American made product would.

    Growing up in California we used to joke about products made in Mexico, funny thing is Mexican made products are actually long lasting, high in quality products…just low in cost.

    I actually wonder if China sells the same level of crap to outs own citizens…probably.

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  39. Wil Brown lol dude… keep rocking out with your cock out!!! Spocktan \//_ live long n prosper!!!! (and work on your biased stance of reporting, it detracts from the actual truths you trying to convey and does them no justices!!!)

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  40. Wil brown you need some help with comprehension. He never said your article was about conspiracy and fringe topics. Just that he found it one one. Then again you also do not seem familiar with news or American history so…

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  41. You are the idiot.people know that they are unreliable but they have to hold out hope that their entire life was a lie.if people accepted the truth long ago you wouldent be living in the u.s.a you would be in another country such a german America or Russian America and I'm not trying to use the steriotipical nations but that's who we have fought in the last hundred years.

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  42. The world would have fallen to communism and you probally wouldn't be alive i fact I wouldn't be correcting your idiot statements on the internet because the internet wouldent exist and I wouldn't either

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  43. So if I were you I would be a bit thankful that the media and government kept us in line.despite the corruption and evil you live in the golden age of mankind and it's almost over in about four years the stock market will crash,then out of the blue you will see mass movements of troops around the country then right when you think things have calmed down suddenly you won't be able to get gas for your car because the oil feild will be running dry and within 5years everything you knew will crumble as the super market closes and your family shot for their supply's that is the future start caring about that.

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  44. Oh and while I'm at it a government is only corrupt as long as the people let it be if you don't like it.do something about it.

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  45. Jacob Cain Ludwig, if you want to live stupid idiot by choice, don't force other to live like you. Stupid and ignorant!

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  46. if i'm stupid and ignorant then i don't know what your are because from what i here you seem to be pretty ignorant for a guy who likes to make bold comments you don't seem to be able to back them up.where as i have made my point clear.I do believe that one should never speak unless they are asking about the topic or they know what they are talking about. Although it is while i am typing this i realize you of course may be a lost cause from what i can tell from your grammar you don't sound to bright.Oh and don't be to quick to judge the next time someone corrects you for a idiotic statement made by you. i have no faith in the government or media.but when statements like that are made which forget the obvious i have no choice but to remind people of what was sacrificed to be here having this conversation. im not just talking about the troops im talking about the american government and the media. They keep us blind so that our rash and often idiotic decisions do not destroy this nation.

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  47. I just don't like to waste my time with stupid people like you. I didn't even read all your comments!

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  48. And it makes you feel better about yourself to point that out. You actually feel superior to the people you just described.

    How do I know? Because rather than try and free their minds with a little education, you hurl child like insults that cause people to miss your message. How about explaining why it's not good to to trust the government or media.

    Just a thought kid…

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  49. Jacob Cain Ludwig dumb ass joke. the US is responsible for all the worlds problem. Causing Ukraine situation to detoriate, assisting israel in slaughtering innocent palestinians, causing instability in middle east giving rise to ISIS, droning innocent villagers in pakistan, experimenting n causing an ebola epidemic in africa! these are all fact however u keep watching n listening to what the false US govt want u to hear!! Wake up and smell coffee . even USSR communism wasnt as bad as the US was today

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  50. The threats from Isis seem to me to be posed as retalliation for the responsibility belonging to the US for dead civillians. An eye for an eye-like attitude… But we have that attitude in Canada too, they take some of us and we fire right back. Nobody is walking away, just both sides trying to defeat the other. That's what I get from the Isis part of this artle as well. Question is which side should walk away? It's always your opponent and how do you get your opponent to walk away? Such a circle :(

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  51. What about the continued genocide of the Palestinians? Did we forget about them after the last Gaza siege? The IDF are still murdering innocent people and this Ebola and ISIS is a mere distraction!

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