Topics that generate irresponsible media alarmism


It is claimed that irresponsible media alarmism and popular "scare stories" about the dangers from Islamic terrorists, weapons of mass destruction, swine and bird flu, drugs and MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccines, genetically modified food, and even "killer asteroids" generate widespread and unfounded fear among citizens (Furedi, 2002, pp. vii-xiv).

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