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E-Cigarettes: Media Bury the Lede, We Get to Bury the Bodies

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They'll buy it at Walmart if they can. They'll get it from a friend at a party or a stranger on a street corner if that's their only option.

The regulators and politicians, urged on by promoters of moral panic in the mainstream media and "public health," are trying to MAKE that their only option.

Mainstream media is burying the lede. The funeral home and cemetery industries should send thank you cards and increase their advertising buys. The longer this goes on, the more grave plots, caskets, headstones, and urns they're going to sell.

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Thomas L. Knapp is director and senior news analyst at the William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism (thegarrisoncenter.org). He lives and works in north central Florida.


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