15 Media Panics That Totally Missed The Point

The news media is an extremely powerful entity. They sway the way we think, tell us what's important, and remind us all that world is a super crazy place. But that's not what makes them powerful. No, what makes them scary influential is their ability to take our minds off the actual dangers that could affect that average person on any given day of the week.

What dangers are we talking about exactly? Well, read on.

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CRACKED.COM Media coverage focuses on illicit drugs overdose. But more people are killed by prescription drugs RIMETHOPRIM overdose than by cocaine an

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NUMEROUS HEADLINES TALK ABOUT HOW CELLPHONE USAGE CAN CAUSE CANCER AND FRY YOUR BRAIN WITH RADIATION. SOME EVEN REPORT THAT CELLPHONES ARE LABELED AS

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The media loves to focus on charismatic animals like tigers and rhinos while discussing animal trafficking. DISLKE COMIMENC SUBSCAISE STHAB NDESCRIPTI

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GRAO Which of these are most likely to give you cancer? If you said the Sun, you're right. Electronic devices like phones, laptops, and microwaves d

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As far back as 1983, the U.S. Surgeon General has warned parents that video games are a leading cause of the formation of violent behaviors. Per contr

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During the last EBOLA outbreak, coverage of the disease dominated US news outlets for months despite the fact that only 2 cases were contracted in cou

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Contrary to fearsthat the United States is being threatened by a flood of illegal immigrants thatis transforming America, BORDER BORDER BA RPT: SOUTHE

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Alarmism over artificial sweeteners being carcinogenic even prompted the FDA to require saccharin products like Sweet''N Low to carry warning labels.

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Let's not mince words. The January 7th Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris was horrible: 12 people were murdered. and the next day it continued. as a police

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