Avian Flu: A Media Pandemic

Avian Flu: A Media Pandemic
The media are abuzz with the terrible possibility of an avian flu pandemic. Even though cooked meat is safe to eat, the poultry industry is taking a hit thanks to the hype. We have a long way to go before the virus could pass easily between humans but media reports have called it deadly again and again. According to them, its not a matter of if but when.

What We Know and Don't Know About Bird Flu
Dr. Elizabeth Whelan of the American Council on Science and Health says its not time to panic.

G: NY Times shows American businesses behind Dubai
B: CBS airs concern about a new phone monopoly
U: Kids roller skates too treacherous for CBS
Hugo the Boss
Media Criticize Oil Executives but Go Easy on Venezuelan Strongman

Science Reporting Confusing to Consumers, and Newsweeks Not Much Help

Is the Ma Bell Monopoly Back?

Thomas Sowell: Fact or Fetish: Oil Gouging Post-Katrina (Townhall)

James Gattuso: Dial M for Merger and S for Savings (techliberation.com)

Its about Time to Trim Uncle Sams Waistline

A Twinkie Tax in the Hoosier State? (TCS)

California Goes Canadian? Toward Outlawing Private Health Care (Reason)

Debate: Kelo and Its Consequences
City University of New York, March 14

The Media Research Centers Annual Gala
Washington, D.C., March 30
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An Evening w/ Walter Williams

Ellicott City, MD April 17
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