Report from Louisiana: Stop the Panic!

Posted: November 29, 2021 by Pat Austin in Uncategorized

By:  Pat Austin

SHREVEPORT – It has been at least five years since I looked at Drudge with any regularity. In the (distant) past I rather enjoyed the site but man, the site really seemed to change. Such drama! Things just seemed so slanted. Did it change or was it just me? I don’t know, but I quit looking at it very often. Every now and then I’ll pop in over there and see what’s up. And then I leave.

Well so now we have the new Omnicron variant of the Coronavirus and Drudge is going crazy. Lockdowns! Likely in USA! Colossal outbreak! Unusual symptoms! State of emergency!


Just stop.

The variant has not been seen in the US and so far, the symptoms in people with this variant have been milder than in any other variant to date.

People are sick and tired of this panic. Now I’m not denying the Covid-19 is serious. I’m going to a funeral tomorrow morning as a matter of fact for the wife of a friend. She is a Covid fatality. Straight up. No other underlying conditions, nothing else. So yeah, I know it is a real thing, but it seems to me that if we keep crying wolf and stirring up all this panic all the time, people might be more receptive to whatever we need to do to deal with this.

Anyway. It is at least entertaining to look at Drudge every now and then, but I no longer take the site seriously as a news source. As we have established before, it is difficult to find an unbiased, accurate news site any longer. It’s the same situation for television news. Thank goodness for blogs, right?!

Perhaps this would be a good time to hit Pete’s tip jar!

Help me out…what are your go-to sites these days when you want news and information? Mostly blogs? News sites? Twitter? Where do you go? Expand my horizons, please!

Pat Austin blogs at And So it Goes in Shreveport and at Medium. She is the author of Cane River Bohemia: Cammie Henry and her Circle at Melrose Plantation (LSU Press).

  1. Pod Hamp says:

    My news sources are mostly blogs. A few news sites. But no TV news or newspapers, totally web based. In addition to here, some other places include instapundit, zero hedge, ace of spades hq, strategy page, powerline, battleswarm, legal insurrection, Maggie’s farm, takis. More that I can’t think of at the moment.