Many years ago, Virginia’s most prominent political scientist, Larry Sabato, wrote a book called “Feeding Frenzy.” If memory serves — and it’s been years since I read it — the University of Virginia professor analyzed how the media mob swam from scandal to scandal, feeding on wounded politicians like a school of sharks.
We see a version of that mindless frenzied behavior now in the media’s coverage of COVID-19.
In fact, the Delta variant is serving as chum in the water for these purveyors of panic.
Take, for instance, a story in yesterday’s New York Times that was immediately picked up by news outlets all over the country.
Get a load of the headline: “31 Children Test Positive For Coronavirus At Summer Camp.” Continue reading