Media pigging out on swine flu hysteria

2nd May, 2009

Tired of hearing about economic downturns? Weary of headlines predicting yet more economic shrinkage this year? Well, have no fear, because the global media industry found the answer last week – swine flu.

There was certainly a basis to the extensive coverage we saw last week. The World Health Organisation said it was extremely concerned about the potential spread of swine flu – there have already been 150 deaths in Mexico. Travel plans are being...

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