Washington Post Back to Pushing Avian Flu Panic

December 14, 2009  ·  Michael Fumento  ·  Weblog

Remember avian flu?

Until swine flu came along, that's what was going to wipe out mankind. My last unprinted letter to the Washington Post scored the paper's opinions page for declaring "panic is good . . . panic is what we want," for claiming swine flu could kill 207,000 Americans and nine to 10 million worldwide, and for refusing to print anything to the contrary. Well, with the swine flu hysteria dying down in light of very few humans, dying the* Post* in desperation is switching back to the bird variety. And, true to form rejecting sane letters such as this one of mine.