I like this Lloyd Marcus column, in which he says, "Is it just me, or have you noticed that feelings now trump common sense and rational reasoned thinking in America today? Feelings have become more important than national security, our economy, the lives of our troops and even public health when you observe the politically correct way our government is dealing with this Ebola thing. It is insane." He refers to this as the Oprah-rization of America. (And no, t's not just him. Back in 2008 I referred to Obama as the Oprahfication of the Presidency, so it's been going on a while!) The term is fitting, because her rallies helped get him elected.
By the way, didn't you feel reassured at Obama's comment today? "[T]here’s a sense possibly that the world is spinning so fast and nobody is able to control it." No kidding! Not only the world but our heads are spinning, and you certainly can't control it, since you caused so much of it.