Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Threats to Americans - Ranked

…and NOT by media hype
1. (tie) cancer & heart disease
2. traffic accidents
3. guns
4. climate change
5. War in the Balkans
6. The flu
Note that ISIS and Ebola are not yet mentioned, yet the media and politicians hype them above all others.
Your health ranks well above the hyped stories, but the ‘fear factor’ puts us all on edge. In fact, household accidents ranks higher than Ebola.
What does this show us? The two largest cable news networks, CNN and FOX enjoy scaring the hell out of us and it sells advertising time. It’s all about the money for CNN and it’s about feeding the base for Fox.


  1. Strange, the CDC seems to have a different ranking,

    Guns show up as a component of suicide in 10th place. And accidental poisonings seem to beat firearm suicides at 36,322 in 2012 as opposed to 20,663.

  2. September 19th, 2013 UPDATE: An article published in the September issue of the Journal of Patient Safety estimates that there are between 210,000 and 400,000 deaths per year associated with medical errors in hospitals. That would make medical errors the third-leading cause of death in the United States, behind heart disease and cancer.

    Climate Warming? That's just plain stupid.

    orlin sellers