What are the bureaucrats at the CDC more worried about than actually fighting Ebola? Of course — the reaction of the American people:
Woah, talked to brother-in-law at CDC who said agency’s biggest fear is Ebola hysteria. Then I saw Drudge. Too late! pic.twitter.com/BM8otCzxHC
— Jonathan Weisman (@jonathanweisman) October 4, 2014
To paraphrase Roger Sterling on Mad Men, this would be the greatest job in the world, if only you didn’t have to deal with the customers.
(A sentiment that most journalists at the Times would concur with as well.)
But then, considering the above tweet is coming from a representative of the newspaper that has made the Fox Butterfield Effect famous and whose former editor admitted in a classic Freudian slip that his hiring practices “has made our staff better and, more importantly, more diverse,” take it with a grain of salt.