Sure, Ebola was a contributing cause of death, but I think we all know what’s really going on here.
Minutes after news broke of the death of Thomas Eric Duncan, CNN anchor Ashleigh Banfield suggested racism might have contributed to the Ebola patient’s death.
While talking with her guest about the possibility of a wrongful death lawsuit against the hospital, Banfield said, “You cannot rule out the notion that he had no Social Security number when he went to the hospital, and had a strong, thick West African accent. And his partner even said he’s from Liberia.”
You can watch the video above. Malice, no malice, whatever. She’s still working out the details.
In summary: A man who lied to Liberian authorities in order to enter the U.S. illegally has died after being treated for Ebola. This is a wrongful death, because the illegal immigrant who exposed dozens of other people to a deadly disease was black.
It’s simple logic.
Now, all the racist xenophobes who put themselves at risk trying to save Duncan’s life have been judged and found wanting. By Ashleigh Banfield.