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It was clear from the tone of the coverage of Ebola’s arrival in the United States that media gatekeepers expected people to be surprised by a Dallas hospital’s decision to turn away U.S. Ebola Patient Zero from the emergency room.

It was, by any standard, a colossal screwup, one that might easily have been avoided. The man was Liberian.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
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