October 14, 2014

Uh...no, she didn't

I was aghast while watching Dr. Nancy Snyderman's notpology on the NBC evening news last night. I used to admire this woman. Let's be clear about what happened. Dr. Snyderman was the one who violated the Ebola quarantine rules. But you'd never know this from her notpology.
The website Planet Princeton reported that Snyderman went to a restaurant to pick up a takeout order. Shortly after, the New Jersey Department of Health mandated the crew remain quarantined.
So Dr. Nancy Snyderman was the actual culprit who endangered the public. But when NBC offered her "apology", it never mentioned the fact that she was the one who violated the quarantine rules. Here's the written "apology" delivered last night:
"While under voluntary quarantine guidelines, which called for our team to avoid public contact for 21 days, members of our group violated those guidelines and understand that our quarantine is now mandatory until 21 days have passed. We remain healthy and our temperatures are normal.

"As a health professional I know that we have no symptoms and pose no risk to the public, but I am deeply sorry for the concerns this episode caused."
Not a peep about the fact that, if the report from Planet Princeton is true -- and since NBC didn't hammer this report into the ground, I assume it was -- she was the perp. I guess it was more important to NBC to bolster dear Dr. Nancy's credibility than to reveal the truth. After all, how could they continue to use her to illustrate the Ebola story after everyone found out she's a craven loser who doesn't care about anyone but herself?

The whole thing is disgusting. Welcome to the U.S. media, where citizens are told only what the media and its corporate overlords want them to know.

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