Given the media hysteria over Swine Flu (including The Daily Mail managing to get from “Two people in Scotland have it” to “You’ll all be cowering naked in your homes, starving and penniless while gangs of blacks and gays rape your children in front of you as society crumbles” in one article) I thought it might be prudent to remind ourselves what The Daily Mail had to say about Bird Flu a couple of years ago:
TWO MILLION COULD BE DEAD BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR!
You remember Bird Flu? The disease which was going to wipe out the entire planet … but didn’t.
Who knows, maybe this time it really is the end of the world? If so, party at my house! But I suspect the thought process behind the Swine Flu headlines almost exactly mirrors what happened two years ago: