Unreal! Did Donna Brazile say nurse infected with Ebola was asking for it?

http://twitter.com/#!/dutchindian/status/522383483839451137

Wait, what? Well, you see, this happened:

Nurse infected with Ebola knew risks of her work http://t.co/cEKq4CWoRQ via @YahooNews #service

— Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) October 15, 2014

Wow. Just … wow. That was the headline of the Yahoo! article Ms. Brazile tweeted, seemingly in endorsement as she did not say otherwise.

@donnabrazile but President Obama said that it was "unlikely" that an Ebola case would strike the US. @YahooNews

— Valerie (@Thelmavrh) October 15, 2014

Bingo. Plus, Brazile outed herself yet again as a pathological liar and hypocrite when she sneered that there is nothing to fear about Ebola. Just the icky GOP trying to scare people and stuff!

Twitter users swiftly gave the shameless and gross Brazile the business.

@donnabrazile Why blaming the nurse are we? You're better than that Donna!

— Markeece Young (@YoungBLKRepub) October 15, 2014

No, she really isn’t.

@donnabrazile @YahooNews Seriously, you blame the nurse? There was no level 4 bio unit at her hospital, inadequate gear was all.

— Nancy Estes (@AmBeachy) October 15, 2014

Look at what she was wearing! She was totally asking for it! MT @donnabrazile: Nurse infected with Ebola knew risks of her work

— el Sooper ن (@SooperMexican) October 15, 2014

#WarOnWomen RT @donnabrazile: Nurse infected with Ebola knew risks of her work http://t.co/nHXBH4BTPV

— Feminists' bêtenoire (@lamblock) October 15, 2014

@donnabrazile @YahooNews She's a brave young lady and a hero in my eyes. Hats off to all those who risk their lives for the lives of others.

— Gary Masters (@BigGabb) October 15, 2014

@SooperMexican @donnabrazile she had it coming living in red state, working 4 private hospital, she probably worked for money #Liberallogic

— IamEvilHomer (@Trent_Hill) October 15, 2014

@donnabrazile @YahooNews Pathetic. Your god/president is the one you should be blaming….not the nurse.

— Mike Dickinson (@MD4UA1994) October 15, 2014

Picking on the prime example that proves "Stupid lasts for forever"? @SooperMexican @donnabrazile

— Liz sans soul (@GoldwaterGal) October 15, 2014

Yep. Ms. Brazile proves that time and time again.

@YoungBLKRepub @donnabrazile Donna is in the business of blaming victims if that victim could reflect poorly on the Obama administration…

— Ministry of Tooth (@OfTooth) October 15, 2014

Ding, ding, ding!

What about this, Ms. Brazile?

Her union doesn’t seem to think so. RT @donnabrazile Nurse infected with Ebola knew risks of her work @YahooNews

— Scott Lofquist ن (@ScottLofquist) October 15, 2014

We’ll wait.

And an exit evergreen observation:

@donnabrazile @YahooNews You always come up on the wrong side of the issue, Donna. Always. It's pretty amazing actually.

— Right Ghost (@RightGhost) October 15, 2014

Related:

It takes just 3 Donna Brazile retweets to expose her pathological lies, hypocrisy [photo]

Dem desperation continues to reek; Here’s Donna Brazile joining GOP to blame for Ebola spin machine; Update: She doubles down on idiocy

It takes one Instapundit question to torch Donna Brazile’s latest Ebola idiocy (and it’s perfect)

Donna Brazile: Don’t worry about Ebola; ‘they want you to be afraid’

‘All that stuff IS scary': Donna Brazile flamed over ‘GOP’s scheme to frighten America’

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/15/holy-smoke-did-donna-brazile-say-nurse-infected-with-ebola-was-asking-for-it-hint-pretty-much/


Third Ebola patient released from Emory University Hospital

An unnamed patient who had been infected with the Ebola virus in Africa has been declared virus free by Emory University Hospital and has been released.

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Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/20/third-ebola-patient-released-from-emory-university-hospital/


Paul Begala parrots pitiful ‘Ebola budget cuts’ spin; Gets schooled

Snicker. That last part should be an evergreen tweet. So, what happened? This:

Gee, thanks, Republicans! CDC head: We'd Have Ebola Vaccine if Not for Budget Cuts. http://t.co/xUKdznZJ6J

— Paul Begala (@PaulBegala) October 13, 2014

The always absurd Paul Begala pushed the ridiculous claim, made by the NIH director, that there would be an Ebola vaccine already if not for icky old Republicans and their budget “cutting” ways. He was so anxious to politicize the dangerous and frightening disease that he first got the lie-info wrong.

CORRECTION: NIH (not CDC) chief says budget cuts have delayed Ebola vaccine. (Thanks, GOP) http://t.co/xUKdznZJ6J

— Paul Begala (@PaulBegala) October 13, 2014

Then he took the waahm-bulance for a ride by retweeting “hate” tweets.

Love the hate RT "@rubycramer: have to say, @PaulBegala has a real knack for picking THE best angry tweets to retweet.”

— Paul Begala (@PaulBegala) October 13, 2014

Pathetic.

One of the hate tweets?

@Settledownass @PaulBegala Hey dickhead, I'm a pharmaceutical research scientist. The NIH is just another sewer for tax dollars.

— Mike Merc (@mikemerc57) October 13, 2014

Sorry, Begala, but his point about a sewer is solid.

@PaulBegala This was a really bad strategy. Oppo researchers find every dumb program CDC/NIH ever funded and make them look silly.

— Rich Galen (@richgalen) October 13, 2014

@richgalen @NoahCRothman @PaulBegala You mean like this? http://t.co/UhwTuToQDA

— Just Karl (@justkarl) October 13, 2014

Ding, ding, ding! And it happened, natch.

cc @PaulBegala RT @TwitchyTeam Don't look now @NIH director, but here are things that #TookMoneyFromEbolaResearch http://t.co/mafs6LVQtb

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) October 13, 2014

That’s right. Conservatives swiftly pushed back on the false narrative and torched the idiocy with things that #TookMoneyFromEbolaResearch.

They also rightly gave Begala the business.

@PaulBegala Reckless claim the Director made, and equally reckless for you to jump on it.

— Nancy (@Of_Angelis) October 13, 2014

@PaulBegala obviously u didn't read the article. It was the NIH director. CDC director isn't dumb enough to say something so blatantly false

— John Patrick (@john_pat_rick) October 13, 2014

@PaulBegala Haven't Ds controlled the Presidency and at least one chamber in Congress for the past six years? Gee thanks, Ds

— Rich Galen (@richgalen) October 13, 2014

@Tark31 It's also noteworthy @PaulBegala is discussing GOP spending cuts instead of NIH's horrendously wasteful spending. @CounterMoonbat

— Jason Whitman Photo (@JasonBWhitman) October 13, 2014

@GPollowitz Maybe @PaulBegala can explain this waste of $90M by NIH? http://t.co/QesL3LCjPx

— Jason Whitman Photo (@JasonBWhitman) October 13, 2014

@PaulBegala Are you really so stupid you don't remember the President is a Dem and the Dems ran the house and senate for how long??

— Faye Hamilton (@FayeHamilton1) October 13, 2014

FIFY. RT @PaulBegala Gee thanks @TheDemocrats, if y'all could competently build a website we'd have an Ebola vaccine.

— Ollie (@texasollie) October 13, 2014

.@PaulBegala Oh, hey again Paul.. pic.twitter.com/PzlzZo4BGJ

— S.M (@redsteeze) October 13, 2014

This tweet sums it up:

@PaulBegala: Gee, thanks, Republicans! CDC head: We'd Have Ebola Vaccine if Not for Budget Cuts." Gee, you're desperate!

— Instapundit.com (@instapundit) October 13, 2014

Yep. The desperation, it reeks.

And an exit question:

@PaulBegala @Of_Angelis How does it feel to use dead people to score cheap political points? Is "politics" really that important? Sad.

— Benjamin P. Glaser (@BenjaminPGlaser) October 13, 2014

Related:

Don’t look now NIH director, but here are things that #TookMoneyFromEbolaResearch

Sunday-night bombshell: NIH director claims budget cuts have prevented an Ebola vaccine; Conservatives spotlight budget waste

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/13/how-much-does-dem-desperation-reek-paul-begala-parrots-pitiful-ebola-budget-cuts-spin-gets-schooled/


‘Unbelievable!’ White House says no Ebola-related travel restrictions

The first ever case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States was a man who flew to the country from Liberia. So you might be wondering…

Just spitballing here, but shouldn't travel restrictions be in place right now for people coming from Ebola afflicted countries?

— RB (@RBPundit) October 1, 2014

In response to similar questions, Josh Earnest said today that there would be no travel bans from countries with Ebola epidemics:

Good freaking grief "White House: No Ebola travel restrictions" http://t.co/hAuGT6SchV

— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) October 1, 2014

Earnest said the chances of an epidemic in the U.S. are “incredibly low.”

President Obama said previously that the possibility someone with Ebola would reach U.S. shores was “unlikely.” And yet it happened.

@HeyTammyBruce Unbelievable!!!

— mary christie (@peaceischrist) October 1, 2014

@HeyTammyBruce sounding a little like a Virus-Phobic anti science racist war on germs RW talk show host.

— Jesse Paxton (@JesseJPaxton) October 1, 2014

So I guess the Obama administration is ok with a little Ebola outbreak in this country as opposed to travel bans. pic.twitter.com/iei3zrY4fX

— DrewMTips (@DrewMTips) October 1, 2014

If your business requires people you better wake up your government fast. Allowing people to travel to USA from Ebola nations is deadly.

— FloridaJayhawk (@HouseCracka) October 1, 2014

@madlaw1071: WTF is wrong w/ these people? White House: No Ebola travel restrictions | TheHill"" —it's "Let them eat cake" brother.

— Kevin Concerned (@HensleywkAo) October 1, 2014

@HeyTammyBruce But it's not airborne! Oh wait. pic.twitter.com/9VXMgxnoyP

— Andrew J. Ferchland (@Ferchland) October 1, 2014

#Ebola: If you’re a politician who doesn’t support stopping all flights from West Africa, spare me any future “for the children” speeches

— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) October 1, 2014

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Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/01/good-freaking-grief-disbelief-after-wh-deems-ebola-related-travel-restrictions-unnecessary/


Highlights from Mayor de Blasio’s presser on Ebola in NYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio just wrapped up a press conference where he and members of his administration gave updates on New York City’s response to its first Ebola patient, Dr. Craig Spencer. Here are the highlights:

Don’t be alarmed and it’s hard to get, except we’re all in hazmat suits and have a huge press conference…

Or even if you’re infected with Ebola. Go bowling, it’s cool…

And as we reported yesterday, Uber — the preferred taxi of those infected with Ebola — was giving out free flu shots in NYC…

See our update on NYC “transcription error” that led to news outlets running with the wrong temperature here.

Related:

Ebola in NYC? Time for douche-spin! Here’s Paul Begala being a jackass and causing ‘mental image’ horror

Ron Fournier: For the record, nobody is panicking about Ebola

‘Start spreading the news': America reacts to Ebola in NYC

Outrageous: Here’s when subway-riding, bowling Ebola-positive doc reportedly felt ill (Hint: Not today)

ABC News’ chief medical editor declares New York City doctor with Ebola a ‘hero’

‘Self-monitoring’ snafus: Is THIS the most enraging aspect of latest Ebola case? (Boy, it’s up there)

That awkward moment when CDC claims Ebola ‘protocol breach’ or something. Then ‘forgets’ to mention it HERE

It takes just 4 little letters for this singer to sum up news of Ebola-positive doctor

‘Can’t make this up!’ Guess where Ebola-positive NYC doctor may have gone bowling; Alley closed?

NYC doctor who went to a bowling alley last night has tested positive for Ebola

 

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/24/de-blasio-presser-highlights-ebola-hard-disease-to-contract-fiancee-quarantined-bowling-alley-cleared/


North Korea Bans Foreigners From Pyongyang Marathon Over Ebola Fears

The country shut its doors to foreign tourists over fears of the virus in October, even though there are no cases near the isolated nation.

Authorities in North Korea have barred foreigners from competing in the annual Pyongyang marathon — one of the reclusive nation’s most popular tourist events — because of ongoing fears about the spread of the Ebola virus, according to travel agencies.

Marathon runners pass by a North Korean soldier in in April 2013. David Guttenfelder / AP

Despite no cases of Ebola emerging near the country, foreigners were restricted from entering North Korean territory in October 2014 due to fears they may be carrying the virus, the Associated Press reported. The North Korean government has suggested that the outbreak of the virus was caused by the U.S. military and is being used as a biological agent.

However, companies running tours of the country have said that the ban means that no foreigners will be allowed to compete when the Pyongyang marathon — known as the Mangyongdae Prize — takes place in April this year.

The marathon is a bronze-label event sanctioned by International Association of Athletics Federations. Nick Bonner, who runs trips to the country through his Beijing-based business Koryo Tours, told AP that 400 foreigners had signed up for the marathon through his agency alone.

Another travel operator — Troy Collings of Young Pioneer Tours — said foreigners had been barred from the race, according to the NK News website. “No foreigners — professional or amateur — will be able to attend,” he said. “It’s likely there may still be a marathon held in Pyongyang but no international runners will be allowed to compete.”

Collings said he wasn’t told anything more, other than that the move was due to the country’s Ebola measures.

Spectators watch the marathon start in 2014. David Guttenfelder / AP

Young runners rest after racing in the 2013 event. David Guttenfelder / AP

Koryo Tours’ Bonner said he was informed by officials of the decision on Monday.

He told AP he was hopeful that restrictions would be lifted by the end of next month, but even if they are, it will be too late for organizers to ready themselves to deal with the arrival of foreign runners, who had been allotted 500 slots in the race.

North Korea had already canceled other 2015 events likely to attract visitors from abroad for similar reasons, including two taekwando competitions and the famous Arirang Mass Games, NK News reported.

The marathon has been held annually in Pyongyang for 27 years, and is part of a series of sporting events and art competitions held in honor of the birth of North Korea’s founder, Kim Il Sung.

Last year was the first time the event, which also features a 10 kilometer (6 mile) race and a half marathon, was opened up to foreign recreational runners. International elite runners are usually brought in for the main race, but don’t look likely to be allowed in this year, Bonner told AP.

The lead pack are cheered on in 2014. David Guttenfelder / AP

Runners rest inside the Kim Il Sung Stadium during the 2013 race. David Guttenfelder / AP

The Ebola restrictions have been a disaster for the handful of companies running trips to North Korea for foreigners, AP reported.

Since the October restrictions, all nonessential travel visas have been stopped and all foreigners are officially subject to be quarantined under medical observation for 21 days, including diplomats, aid workers, and even senior North Korean officials.

Despite widespread international condemnation for their human rights record, the North Korean government has been keen to increase tourism to its reclusive country in recent years, and set up special tourist zones and scenic recreational areas. Koryo Tours told AP that tens of thousands of Chinese tourists visit North Korea each year, but visitors from further afield are much less common.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/franciswhittaker/north-korea-bans-foreigners-from-pyongyang-marathon-over-ebo