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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Dr. Gupta pulls a Dnish D'Souza on Us!

Dr. Sanjay Gupta is he the Dnish D’Souza of CNN? I have no problem with Dr Sanjay Gupta as a neurosurgeon and a healer. However, his performance versus Michael Moore over his movie “Sicko” did more than show that the emperor has no clothes. It showed the bias Dr Gupta has as a physician against not for profit medicine in bold colors. Was it this bias that allowed Gupta to screw up the data? In fact, when you are talking “ball park figures” from WHO or the US government there isn’t enough of a difference to make it significant yet Gupta accused Moore of “fudging the numbers.”


It’s too bad CNN didn’t have the balls to accuse George Bush and his Neofascist contingent for “fudging the number “about this insane war. But Moore prevailed destroying Wolf Blitzer about CNN’s previous attack on Fahrenheit 911. In the news media today they try to give balance even though there is no balance between certain studies or reports. They had to attack Moore because he is an easily attackable guy to protect some aspect of the health care industry and corporations that Gupta and CNN is part of. Gupta can say he is objective but he is not. His bias and CNN’s were exposed for all to see. Giving equal time to the Creationists versus Science is another ploy by networks which tries to give balance about myth versus science and seriously screws up the truth. This interview about Moore was not about truth but about downplaying the overall theme of “Sicko” for corporate America by trying to nitpick something statistically to make it appear less scientific but unfortunately for Gupta, CNN and Blitzer it failed!

It’s hard to believe that Dr. Gupta would argue such mundane and unimportant stuff when the real point was that we spend more on health care individually in this country and are getting less than other nations. How can you argue that it’s a great system when we have 45 million uninsured citizens and most people barely surviving to pay their health insurance? How can you argue for a system that closes the door to moving from another job or working for yourself because no one can afford decent health care? There is no defense for Gupta’s stupidity and bias in this event. But like the Dnish D’Sousza, the Simpleton from the Right, Gupta falls into the same category by never biting the hand that feeds him….Corporate America. Gupta like D’Sousza parrots the Corporate mantra. It’s too bad because Dr. Gupta could have been a hero to this country by stating that for the most part Michael Moore’s film does a good job of exposing some of the major problems and demanding reforms as a physician of the American Health System! Instead….he pulled a D’Sousza on us and forevermore he will be less trusted by the public.

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