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Shep Smith lectures on Ebola: Stop panic

(MEDIAITE) — Fox News anchor Shepard Smith on Wednesday lit into the news media for what he described as unproductive coverage of the Ebola cases that have been found and treated in the U.S.

Smith’s moment came after a report from his colleague Doug McKelway, who concluded that Ebola has caused “widespread panic across the country.”

Smith jumped into his soliloquy.

“Oh my god. Doug, I appreciate it, but I think we both know there’s no widespread panic across the country,” Smith said before turning to face the camera. “But I think we know that. And I think we also know that if there’s widespread panic, it’s not based in fact and it’s not based in reason. And I think more than anything, those are just words that people on TV sometimes use.”