You probably heard the great news – after two years of progressive activism, FOX finally cancelled Glenn Beck’s show–but the Boycott Must Go On!!

Ten years ago, Media Matters launched with a revolutionary mission: to systematically monitor the U.S. media for conservative misinformation every day, in real time. We’ve been calling out right-wing lies for a decade — and we’re not done yet. Will you contribute now to help us raise $10,000 for our 10th anniversary?

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Dear Kevin,
You probably heard the great news – after two years of progressive activism, FOX finally cancelled Glenn Beck’s show.
Beck was targeted after he slandered President Obama by saying, “This president has exposed himself as a guy, over and over and over again, who has a deep-seated hatred for white people, or the white culture, I don’t know what it is… This guy, I believe, is a racist.”
Activists at ColorOfChange, Media Matters, StopBeck, FoxNewsBoycott, and of course responded with a boycott of advertisers on Glenn Beck’s show. Ultimately over 300 advertisers pulled their ads from Beck, costing FOX over $40 million.
Advertiser boycotts work! And it’s time to boycott all FOX News advertisers:

We’re starting our boycott of all FOX News with Proactiv, which sells acne medicine to teenagers and young adults. Why?
First, there are lots of other acne treatments. Second, young adults above all are hurt by FOX News, which promotes right-wing policies on race, education, healthcare, the environment, and war. Let’s get our future leaders to lead the fight against FOX News!
Sign the petition to Proactiv and enter the email address of every young adult over 18 you know:

Beyond President Obama, FOX regularly slanders nearly everyone: Democrats, unionized workers, the unemployed (including veterans and 99ers), environmentalists, feminists, blacks, Hiics, Jews, Muslims, progressives, scientists, and any other group it disagrees with.
FOX News broadcasts rightwing extremist slander, incitement to violence, political propaganda, and outright lies to promote its rightwing political agenda. This is not “news,” but rather a never-ending “war on news” – and it’s all documented in our petition.
Why would any decent company want to fund it? Tell Proactiv to stop advertising on FOX News:

Thanks for all you do!
Bob Fertik

GLEN BECK ADMITTED in 2007, “I Am RACIST and Barack Obama is very White” THIS MAKES Boycotting FOX NEWS needed NOW

By Kevin Stoda

Dear, American supporters of the Fascist Oddball Xenophobic (FOX) news networks.

AMERICANS are getting less tolerant of your racism and stronghold on our major media.

For example, we have noted that in his 2007 TV program from FOX (See on You-Tube), Glen Beck admitted he himself was racist. Further, Beck then, in contrast to 2009, called Barrack Obama much more white than black. (Apparently, Beck now he has other nonsense to mush men’s minds.)

Using a major news platform to promote racism and to tell people to disrespect a whole presidential administration through mixed truths, outright lies, and xenophobia, is not to be tolerated any more.

On Democracy Now today, Amy Goodman asked Benjamin Jealous of the NAACP what he thought of Wal-Mart’s pull-out from advertising on the Glen Beck program on FOX.

NOTE: Goodman had simply asked , “The whole attack by Glenn Beck that drove this (resignation)? In your response from the NAACP to Van Jones, it says, ´The only thing more outrageous than Mr. Beck’s attack on Van Jones is the fact that there are sponsors that continue to pay him to provide this type of offensive commentary.` Do you support the continued boycott of companies like Wal-Mart of Beck’s show on Fox?”

This is a particularly important point because Glen Beck´s HATE CAMPAIGN ON THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION led recently to a great American policy maker, Van Jones, quitting the government this week.

Mr. Jealous said, “We certainly support them (Walmart) choosing with their dollars who they’re going to support. I mean, it’s—Glenn Beck is somebody who’s told a seven-year-old girl, a seven-year-old black girl, that he would buy her a ticket back to Africa, that she needed to go back to Africa. And then he comes out, and he says that healthcare is the beginning of reparations. I mean, this guy plays the race card on a weekly basis. He does it very aggressive—you know, in a very hateful way.”

Recall, first, that Van Jones is one of the most important and thoughtful men in America—however, the FOX (Fascist Oddball Xenophobic) news network chose to support a man, like Glen Beck, rather than seeing that tens of millions of Americans need to get health care from promoters like Jones and that our America economy needs to move starting today to the kind of economy that its competitors worldwide are already doing.

Let’s quote the wisdom and influential words of Van Jones on the absolute necessity to green the American economy NOW!

“I think it’s really important to point out that we’re sort of at the end of an era of American capitalism, where we thought we could run the economy based on consumption rather than production, credit rather than creativity, borrowing rather than building, and also, most importantly, environmental destruction rather than environmental restoration.”

Jones continued, “We’re trying to make the case in this book that that era is over. We now have to move in a very different direction. And key to that will be basing the US economy not on credit cards, but based on clean energy and the clean energy revolution that would put literally millions of people to work, putting up solar panels all across the United States, weatherizing buildings so they don’t leak so much energy and put up so much carbon, building wind farms and wave farms, manufacturing wind turbines. We argue you could put Detroit back to work not making SUVs to destroy the world, but making wind turbines, 8,000 finely machine parts in each one, twenty tons of steel in each wind tower, making wind turbines to help save the world.”

Finally, Van Jones wisely noted, “So we think that you can fight pollution and poverty at the same time. We think that you can actually power our way through this recession by putting people to work, but we’re going to have to start building things here and re-powering, retrofitting, retooling America, and that that’s the way forward both for the economy, for the earth and for everyday people.”

Note: These statements came from a program on DN from October of last year:

Van Beck has written a book of the same title, The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems.

America needs such voices as Van Jones in government leadership in America—not Fascist Oddball Xenophobic (FOX) types.

Clean up the American airwaves of all its fascism and racism, today.

NOTE: One way to change the noise of Fascist Oddball Xenophobic (FOX) media moguls is to support alternative media organizations

and alternative monitoring websites.

Another way, is to demand that local radio and TV channels put better programming on, such as Democracy Now or news sources promoted by serious progressive journalists:

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Have you heard of Citizen 4?

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When Laura Met Edward: A Movie Review

CITIZENFOUR, the new documentary from filmmaker Laura Poitras, takes viewers inside the Hong Kong hotel room where Edward Snowden divulged the National Security Agency’s most closely-held secrets. CITIZENFOUR opens in theaters this week. Read Neil Gordon’s review on POGO’s blog.

POGO Weighs in on Pending Defense Policy Bill

Staff from the House and Senate are already meeting to iron out the details of the National Defense Authorization Act, which will decide hundreds of billions of dollars in spending. POGO’s Ethan Rosenkranz highlights three key provisions that should remain in the final bill. Find out which three on POGO’s blog.

Dead Air: TV Trucks Purchased for Afghanistan Never Used

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction has found that $3.6 million worth of TV trucks donated to Afghan TV networks to cover live sporting events have sat unused in Kabul. The contractor has been paid an unspecified amount, but the State Department could still cancel the contract. Read more on POGO’s blog.

Whistleblowers Say USAID’s IG Removed Critical Details from Public Reports

The internal watchdog at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) removed large sections of a report to avoid criticizing the agency as the acting inspector general was trying to be confirmed as a permanent IG. A half-dozen whistleblowers told Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) that the IG’s office had a pattern of altering critical reports.. Read more at The Washington Post.

From the World of POGO

Rick Piltz, a Climate Science Champion and Whistleblower, Has Died

Rick Piltz died on Saturday, October 18, after a fight with cancer. Piltz made history in 2005 by exposing how the Bush Administration manipulated the results from climate science research. Piltz won the 2006 Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling for these revelations. Read more at the Government Accountability Project.

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#OMB expands fight against improper payments. I have #FOIAs re: purchase cards & late fees, maybe I’ll get records.

— Scott Amey (@SAmeyJD) October 22, 2014

SAIC pays $1.5M to settle False Claims Act case in which a jury in 2008 found it liable for $6.5M

— Neil Gordon (@NEGordon) October 21, 2014

Instead of fixing a #Pentagon so poorly run it’s unauditable, @DepSecDefWork says cut pay & cancel life-saving #A10.

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NPR, BBC, 150 Faith Communities Proclaim IMF Jubilee

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NPR, BBC, 150 Faith Communities Proclaim IMF Jubilee

In DC, we are engaging the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Across the country, nearly 150 synagogues, churches and mosques prayed and acted during Jubilee Weekend (October 10-12) to address inequality and the causes of extreme poverty. In the lead up to these Jubilee Weekend events, National Public Radio’s Interfaith Voices aired a 15-minute interview about Jubilee’s work on 75 stations. Listen as our executive director Eric LeCompte shares about our work on predatory hedge funds, the IMF, debt, tax, and trade. 

Across the United States, Jubilee communities acted on an Ebola epidemic worsened by poor global debt and tax policies. In Washington, the International Business Times, the BBCEl Espectador, Agence France-Presse and the investor publication Value Walk covered our work at the IMF.

We’ve continued to be a part of the global conversation on stopping predatory financial behavior and preventing financial crisis. At the IMF and World Bank meetings, we organized 4 events and high-level conversations to end extreme poverty and address inequality.

You can read a blow-by-blow of our events and how we moved the conversation at the G20 and the IMF on vulture funds in the investor magazine Value Walk below.

10/10 – Meeting at World Bank Points to Sovereign Debt Solutions

10/7 – Sovereign Debt Default Debate Moves to World Bank in DC

9/30 – Argentina Lobbies US State Department as Judge Rules Contempt

9/24 – Argentina’s President Questions IMF Role in Debt Restructuring

9/22 – Argentina Ratchets Up International Pressure on “Holdout Tactics”

9/10 – Argentina Wins Overwhelmingly at UN but 11 No Votes Matter Most
As we acted during the IMF Meetings and prayed from Mt. Angel, Oregon, to Great Bend, Kansas, to Vernon, Connecticut, Jubilee’s global partners also acted on nearly every continent. With their prayers and partnership, we are winning and proclaiming Jubilee.

Because of our global actions and our ability to influence the global conversation, together we continue to build an economy that serves, protects and promotes the participation of the most vulnerable. 

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American Exceptionalism and Its Discontents

Tomgram: David Bromwich, American Exceptionalism and Its Discontents

We’re now passing through a no-name election season of a particularly lusterless sort, but don’t count on that for 2016. Here, in fact, is a surefire prediction for that moment, which (given the nature of modern presidential campaigns) will kick off with the usual round of media speculation and odds-making on November 5th. Whoever the presidential candidates may be, expect the political landscape to be littered with references to the United States as an “exceptional nation” and to “American exceptionalism” (as well as its more recent doppelgänger, “indispensable,” as in “indispensable nation”). And the presidential candidates, baying for the exceptional privilege of entering the Oval Office in 2017, will join a jostling crowd of past presidential candidates, presidential wannabes, major politicians, minor figures, and pundits galore who have felt compelled in recent years to tell us and the world just how exceptional we really are.

Such references were once rare in our politics, but that was back in the days when Americans didn’t doubt our exceptional nature, which meant that there was no need to talk about it ad infinitum. Like anything spoken of too insistently, recent rounds of exceptionalist comments surely reveal lurking feelings of doubt about this country, its state, its fate, and its direction (which, according to most polls, Americans believe to be downward, as in “wrong track” or “decline”).

So, as an antidote to the creeping sense that the U.S. — that unipolar power, the last superpower etc., etc. — may not be quite all it’s cracked up to be, here’s the beginning of a little post-9/11 list that you can complete at your leisure: six incontestable areas where America is #1. Once filled out, it should help future candidates for office and leave the rest of us punching the air with a renewed sense of celebratory pride.

We’re #1 in investment in our military and our national security state! No other country comes within a light year of us! In 2011, the defense budgets of the next 13 countries combined didn’t quite equal ours and we’ve been dumping up to a trillion dollarsyearly into the national security budget since 9/11. The best news of all: with a new war on our hands and those budgets sure to rise, we’re guaranteed #1 status into the distant future!

We’re #1 in “renditions” (called “kidnappings” when done by the security forces of less noble governments). Post-9/11, at least 136“terror suspects” (some certifiably innocent) were taken by the CIA and other American outfits off the streets of global cities and from the backlands of the planet!  Who in the world can equal that?

We’re #1 in knocking off wedding parties from the air! At leasteight of them in three countries (Iraq, Afghanistan, and Yemen) in a little more than a decade! Bridal parties, brides and grooms, hundreds of wedding goers obliterated by American air power! You tell me: What other country could brag of such a feat?

We’re #1 in military bases on foreign soil!  We have hundreds of them across the planet, some the size of small American towns. There’s never been anything like it, not from the Romans, nor the British at their imperial heights, and no other country today has more than a handful. When it comes to bases, we’ve got history by the throat!

We’re number #1 in invading, occupying, and/or bombing Muslim countries, 14 of them since 1980! I challenge you, find me another country with such an accomplishment — and for the record, it’s never been a “crusade,” just what needed to be done to keep order on our planet!

We’re number #1 in investing in militaries that won’t “stand up”! At least $25 billion for the Iraqi military alone (and you know how successful we were there, since it recently collapsed, allowing us to rearm it and stand it up again). And that’s nothing compared to the Afghan military into which our country had poured $51 billionby 2011 and billions more thereafter — and don’t tell me that wasn’t a success, since that force’s desertion rate has long hovered at or near 25% annually! High fives all around!

American exceptionalism? Honestly, who could deny it — other thanTomDispatch regular David Bromwich, author most recently of Moral Imagination, who explores the special immorality of imagining yourself as the most exceptional of lands. Tom

The Importance of Being Exceptional
From Ancient Greece to Twenty-First-Century America
By David Bromwich

The origins of the phrase “American exceptionalism” are not especially obscure. The French sociologist Alexis de Tocqueville, observing this country in the 1830s, said that Americans seemed exceptional in valuing practical attainments almost to the exclusion of the arts and sciences. The Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, on hearing a report by the American Communist Party that workers in the United States in 1929 were not ready for revolution, denounced “the heresy of American exceptionalism.” In 1996, the political scientist Seymour Martin Lipset took those hints from Tocqueville and Stalin and added some of his own to produce his book American Exceptionalism: A Double-Edged Sword. The virtues of American society, for Lipset — our individualism, hostility to state action, and propensity for ad hoc problem-solving — themselves stood in the way of a lasting and prudent consensus in the conduct of American politics.

In recent years, the phrase “American exceptionalism,” at once resonant and ambiguous, has stolen into popular usage in electoral politics, in the mainstream media, and in academic writing with a profligacy that is hard to account for. It sometimes seems that exceptionalism for Americans means everything from generosity to selfishness, localism to imperialism, indifference to “the opinions of mankind” to a readiness to incorporate the folkways of every culture. When President Obama told West Point graduates last May that “I believe in American exceptionalism with every fiber of my being,” the context made it clear that he meant the United States was the greatest country in the world: our stature was demonstrated by our possessionof “the finest fighting force that the world has ever known,” uniquely tasked with defending liberty and peace globally; and yet we could not allow ourselves to “flout international norms” or be a law unto ourselves. The contradictory nature of these statements would have satisfied even Tocqueville’s taste for paradox.

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They are committed to REPEALING the estate tax – providing a huge tax break to the billionaire class. And a majority in the House of Representatives is already co-sponsoring legislation to do tha

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Today, the top 1% in America owns 37% of the wealth of our nation while the bottom 60% owns 2%. One family, the Walton family, is now worth $153 billion – which is more than what 49 million other families are worth. In the U.S. today we have more wealth and income inequality than since the Gilded Age of the late 1920s, and more inequality than any other major nation on earth.

That is why I have introduced a bill in Congress that would strengthen the estate tax, and help ensure that the wealthiest Americans pay their fair share of taxes.

I need you to help me and Americans for Tax Fairness to pass this vitally important legislation.

Ask your U.S. Senators today to support the Responsible Estate Tax Act, S.2899.

We must start addressing the massive level of wealth inequality that exists in America. Multi-millionaire and billionaire families must begin paying their fair share of taxes.

Incredibly, House Republican leaders not only oppose this type of progressive legislation, but they are moving hard in the other direction. They are committed to REPEALING the estate tax – providing a huge tax break to the billionaire class. And a majority in the House of Representatives is already co-sponsoring legislation to do that.

The Responsible Estate Tax Act will require the super-wealthy to pay more in taxes, impose a 10% surtax on billionaire estates and close a major loophole that allows many wealthy families to avoid the estate tax altogether.

Even with these changes, 99.7% of Americans will NOT pay a nickel in the estate tax. But our country will raise billions of dollars more from those who can afford it – money that we desperately need to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure, improve education, transform our energy system, and care for our children and seniors.

Kevin, this legislation is only going to become law if you and I fight for it. If we make enough noise, and get others to join us.

I need you with me, and I need your U.S. Senators with me too.  Please tell them, loudly and clearly, to support this legislation.

No one is guaranteed success in America, but everyone deserves a fair shot to succeed. The promise of America should be for everyone, not just for the wealthy.

Thanks for all you do,

Senator Bernie Sanders

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Bloomberg anchor confronts a telecom CEO and FOX on Women Voters?

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Fox host says young women should not vote, a Bloomberg anchor confronts a telecom CEO, and chatting with Chuck Todd

Dear Kevin,

Here are some other things I’ve read this week: The major new Pew study on political polarization and media habits, Amanda Hess on a major study of online harassment, and Clyde Haberman on the cost of political campaigns.

John Whitehouse


Conservatives: Young Women “Too Dumb” To Vote

Right-wing media have again and again attacked young women for voting, with one author even suggesting that women are “too dumb to vote”


Media Matters Interviews Chuck Todd

In a wide-ranging interview, we spoke with newMeet The Press host Chuck Todd about the media’s scandal coverage, diversity on Meet the Press, and much more: Part 1:
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Net neutrality opponents are trying to use the media to spread lies about the open internet. Watch a Bloomberg host call out a telecom CEO for it:

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Hundreds protested George Will’s appearance at Miami University over his remarks that efforts to fight campus sexual assault have made “victimhood a coveted status”:

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What are the Top Expat Work or Living Abroad Destinations ?

Welcome to Expat Insider 2014!

Expat Insider 2014 is the biggest expat survey worldwide, by number of participants. In June 2014, we asked nearly 14,000 expatriates from over 160 countries across the globe a variety of questions about their life abroad.

Our in-depth questionnaire touched upon various areas of expat living: general quality of life, working abroad, family life, leisure and making friends abroad, international romance and expat relationships, and personal finances. It was especially important to us to find out how satisfied our respondents are with all these different aspects of relocation and expatriate life.

Our country rankings are probably a good way of starting to delve into the survey results. But you can find far more information below – for example, detailed profiles of selected destinations, as well as a copy of the entire survey report to download. Come and have a look at the world through expat eyes!


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Expat Insights and Impressions

Have you ever wondered where the happiest expats live? Which countries offer the best career prospects to expatriates? Or where it’s especially easy to meet new people and make friends?

Our country rankings rate the most (and least) popular destinations all over the world. They cover a wide range of topics, as indicated by the name of each ranking. Moreover, the General Quality of Life Index, the Ease of Settling In Index, the Working Abroad Index, the Family Life Index, as well as the Personal Finance Index, all contributed to our overall ranking of more than 60 countries of residence.

In addition to these country rankings, the topical reports linked below provide you with further insiders into several areas of expatriate life, from work-life balance abroad to education options for expat kids. For even more of such topical coverage, please download our comprehensive survey report.


Your Country Through Expat Eyes

As mentioned above, our survey received responses from almost 14,000 expats living in more than 160 countries spread all over the world. Out of the various destinations, 61 had enough respondents to be listed in our country rankings, and 37 countries even boasted between 100 and 1,000 survey participants.

For the most popular countries of residence, with the highest numbers of resident expats participating in our survey, we provide ten compact country reports. Find the most important data for your country of choice at a glance, and find out what expat life in this destination is really like!

Simply click on the images to below to find a succinct profile of our top destinations, from East Asia (China) over the Middle East (UAE) and various European nations to the USA. For further country reports – including such expat hotspots as Australia, Canada, Singapore, or Thailand – just download our exhaustive survey report.


You want to see some global results at a single glance? Our infographics visualize both the people moving around the globe and the countries they settle in. “Your Country through Expat Eyes” focuses on psychological perceptions, describing how foreign residents see their local neighbors and how they’d characterize their new home.

“Expat Types Roaming the World”, on the other hand, presents the various kinds of expatriates we have discovered through our data: From the foreign assignee over the globe-trotter to the romantic, these profiles represent all possible reasons for moving abroad.

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BREAKING: eBay CEO says “we’re open” to dropping ALEC in 2015

Dear Kevin,

If there was any question about whether companies like eBay are getting message about cutting ties with climate denial, we got our answer from one CEO directly yesterday in Silicon Valley.

When we asked CEO John Donahoe if eBay would reconsider its membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), he said, “we’re open to it,” and that, “we’re not with them” on climate change.

ALEC has a big meeting in coming up in December at the same time eBay’s reconsidering its membership. We have a short window of opportunity, but if more people join us, we’ll make Donahoe’s decision easier.

Add your name now: Tell eBay to Drop ALEC!

Share the Google or Chevron video

This is first time Donahoe has gone on the record about ALEC, and it comes in the wake of thousands of us taking action to pressure eBay last week. Based on his comments, it’s clear that Donahoe is wavering on eBay’s support for ALEC.

We’re reaching the highest rungs at eBay. Now let’s keep it going.

Factually yours,

Ryan, Sylvie, Brant, Emily and the rest of the Forecast the Facts team


“eBay CEO: “We’ll be open” to dropping ALEC,” Forecast the Facts, 10-23-14

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Is this Ethiopian Grain the New Quinoa?

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“Please ensure that you utilize accurate information sources when looking on social media and any unknown news sources,” Davenport said.

A link entitled, 17 Texas Kindergarteners Contract Ebola After Exposure To Liberian Foreign Exchange Student , was the hate piece headline shared this past week on a fascist-looking (so-called Onion-like spoof of Ted Cruz and Friends) popaganda.

17 Texas Kindergarteners Contract Ebola After Exposure To Liberian Foreign Exchange Student  “arrived in my Facebook with comments by many people, including racists, nationalists, and fascists believing it the be true–the WORST Sort of Newsmaking I say.

The fact is that this poor town in Texas gets smeared and America ends up with more than egg on its face. (The story is still appearing in my Facebook today. Depressing.. Sickening…)

School District: Report Of Local Ebola Outbreak Is False

WORTHAM (October 20, 2014) Officials in the small Wortham Independent School District in Freestone County emphatically rejected as false a posting Monday on the National Report website that said 17 kindergartners in the district tested positive for Ebola after attending class with an exchange student from Liberia.

A woman who answered the phone at the district’s office Monday afternoon said the report was absolutely untrue.

The district, in the town of about 1,000 residents, has 486 students, according to the Texas Education Agency website.

To date, only three cases of Ebola have been diagnosed in Texas.

The first involved a Liberian man who developed symptoms after arriving in Dallas.

Thomas Eric Duncan, 42, died on Oct. 8 in a Dallas hospital.

Two nurses who helped care for him both later tested positive for the virus.

The same website reported falsely last week that the small Navarro County town of Purdon was quarantined because a family of five tested positive for the Ebola virus after the father began to exhibit symptoms following a business trip to Dallas.

“A release today on at least one website, National Report, stated that “The small town of Purdon, Texas has been quarantined after a family of five tested positive for the Ebola virus. This report is entirely false,” Navarro County Judge H.M. Davenport said in a statement.

“Local authorities, emergency management, and county government have been inundated with calls concerning this false report. Please be assured if this were accurate information, you would have been notified immediately from accurate sources first,” Davenport said.

“Please ensure that you utilize accurate information sources when looking on social media and any unknown news sources,” Davenport said.

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