In the above video, Brian Stelter assesses media coverage of ISIS and asks whether the press is provoking panic about the terror group's intentions and abilities.
Stelter also spoke with Ron Fournier of National Journal and Katrina vanden Heuvel of The Nation magazine.
In a column earlier this week, Fournier quoted one of his readers who remarked, A decade ago, we all hopped on the bus so the White House could take us to war. Now it seems like maybe we're driving the bus."
Stelter shared some overheated comments from news anchors and commentators and said he can't help but wonder whether some "are letting their fears get the best of them."
"Bottom line," he said, "we journalists cannot let fear-mongering get in the way of facts."