Great takedown of the Newsweek ebola cover By Laura Seay and Kim Yi Dionne in the Washington Post:

Newsweek’s use of a chimpanzee to represent a scientifically invalid story about an African disease is a classic case of othering. It suggests that African immigrants are to be feared, and that apes — and African immigrants who eat them — could bring a deadly disease to the pristine shores of the United States of America.

via Othering, Ebola and the history and politics of pointing at immigrants as potential disease vectors – The Washington Post.

Something tells me mainstream media needs better educated and culturally sensitive editors.The clear-as-daylight mental errors are just too obvious.