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Facing pressure from the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, the VA today agreed to return Schultz's equipment. "After reviewing all the facts surrounding the incident of April 7th and actions since, VA has arranged the return of the flash drive to WAMU," said VA spokesperson Katie Roberts. "We make every effort to protect the privacy of our patients and to ensure that they are able to make informed decisions about what information they release or discuss with the public while in a VA facility."
The interview the VA didn’t want you to hear.
Last week, WAMU reporter Eric Schultz attempted to interview Tommie Canady about the poor treatment he said veterans were receiving from the VA. In the middle of the interview, however, VA communications specialist named Gloria Hairston “stopped Schultz and wouldn’t let him leave until he handed over his [recording] equipment.” After significant public outcry, the VA returned Schultz’s equipment. Today, WAMU aired Schultz’s interview with Canady that the VA didn’t want the public to hear:
Originally posted by Bejing
I am a Vet and use the VA as my health care provider and I find their services Outstanding! In addition to caring for injures, they have discovered other medical problems I need care for that my private Doctors never noticed. My VA doc is a retired private practice MD that decided to serve Vets as a way of giving back. Thanks VA