October 10, 2014 6:18 pm -

Who better to get advice on Ebola from than a writer who makes things up?




CNN…is now turning to fiction writer Robin Cook to scare the living bejesus out of its viewers. Next up: Wolf Blitzer will interview Stephen King about precautions you should take to guard against werewolf attacks during the next full moon.

Oh sure, Robin Cook is a doctor -– of ophthalmology…

Cook did once write a book about an Ebola outbreak titled, creatively, Outbreak. So maybe he did his research and knows what he’s talking about?

On the other hand, the book was published in 1987. And it involved a conspiracy of doctors purposely planting the virus in health care centers to cause a crisis for some weird reason, which we’re pretty sure is not the case here…

The interview does not get off to a promising start when the first question out of Don “…Lemon’s mouth is, “Are we going overboard here?”

Cook, who has no vested interest in keeping people terrified of medical mysteries, answers, “I don’t think we are. I think that something like Ebola, this type of illness, is probably the scariest thing we can deal with.”[su_csky_ad]



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

10 responses to CNN Turns To Fiction Writer To Weigh In On Ebola

  1. tiredoftea October 10th, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    CNN, Fraud Spews without the conviction of a point of view.

  2. mea_mark October 10th, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    For anyone interested in something a little more informative. I watched this the other night and found it pretty informative …

    • jasperjava October 10th, 2014 at 7:23 pm

      Typical librul, watchin’ PBS and fillin’ your noggin with nonsense like science and facts, instead of watchin’ FOX like a real Murrikkkin for your dairy dose of paranoia and hysteria.

    • greenfloyd October 11th, 2014 at 12:50 am

      A very difficult, heart-wrenching NOVA report, informative, perspective yet could do without the dramatic background music… Tobacco-based Zmac drug highly effective with infected monkeys, and so far 3 humans, but 2 treated succumbed. Needs to be mass-produced for use in hot zones. A lot of people are working as fast at they can to get the drug out there to the folks who desperately need it. Biotechnology; it just might save your species one day.

  3. Jake October 10th, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Errr – wrong Robin Cook in the picture – that picture is of the late Robin Cook Scottisn member of Parliament who resigned from Tony Blair’s cabinet over the invasion of Iraq.

    • Anomaly 100 October 10th, 2014 at 7:12 pm

      Thanks so much. It’s fixed now. I appreciate the heads up:-)

  4. Obewon October 10th, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    “Are we going overboard here?”-CNN’s Don Lemon debunks GOP TV & Repubs midterm election hysteria. On 10/19/14 Dallas Ebola infection danger ends FNC October surprise sweepsweek speculation. Quarantine of those cohabiting with the lone US infected victim ends an extra week later on 10/28/14.

  5. M D Reese October 10th, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    I’m really not surprised. They get a lot of their ideas from George Orwell already.

  6. rg9rts October 11th, 2014 at 6:53 am

    Just one more reason top keep CNN blocked

  7. William October 11th, 2014 at 8:24 am

    Of course it’s not fiction. It’s a scandal. Obama is importing Ebola to make everyone sign up for Obamacare. Film at 11.