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Has CNN and Dr. Sanjay Gupta lost their damn minds?

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posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 09:48 AM
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Hmmm... I think it's rather ironic how as a whole, the board has nothing but negative things to say about the media. How they portray things in a light they want, how biased and horrible they are. But, clearly this is a case where you know the WHOLE STORY because of a news clip. Obviously he was doing nothing before or after. You know for a fact he didn't just work 12 hours straight trying to aid others.. right?

Some of you imo, are huge hypocrites. You come here and post your gibberish as if your crap doesn't stink. Someone is over there trying to help, and what do you do? Criticize based on a news clip from the comfy safety of your warm home. Just pathetic.

[edit on 15-1-2010 by fleabit]




posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 09:57 AM
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Right, and how many hungry homless souls did you take in from your city streets last night?
You don't have to travel to Haiti to see suffering, ya know.
Before becoming arrogant and accusatory, clean your own backyard, chap.



posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 09:58 AM
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Originally posted by calcoastseeker



help those poor dying people out.


What did you expect him to do perform brain surgery? That is his specialty.

You did mention they were dying.

All doctors know that there is a certain point where there is nothing more that can be done.

Were you wanting him to perform a miracle perhaps?


Ever hear of the hippocratic oath? Every doctor with who is a real doctor has had to take it. Here's part of it.


I will remember that I do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being, whose illness may affect the person's family and economic stability. My responsibility includes these related problems, if I am to care adequately for the sick.

I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure.

I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings, those sound of mind and body as well as the infirm.


www.pbs.org...

That should cover helping those who are sick and dying all around him, not just shilling for the rest of the world on a television!



posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 10:10 AM
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Originally posted by Feeling Frisky

Originally posted by calcoastseeker



help those poor dying people out.


What did you expect him to do perform brain surgery? That is his specialty.

You did mention they were dying.

All doctors know that there is a certain point where there is nothing more that can be done.

Were you wanting him to perform a miracle perhaps?


He is a brain surgeon. That means he went to med school and had to learn general medicine before his specialty. He could set peoples broken limbs. Hell, I can do that and I am not even a doctor.



If you can do that, why aren't you? Laziness? Fear? Too much fun just sitting back and bitching about other people doing their jobs? No, it's probably because you don't wantto miss Rush Limbaugh's or Pat Robertson,s latest racist vomit.



posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 10:14 AM
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Noble sentiment, but widely missed the point.

Journalists, even ones trained as doctors, don't "get involved" as a rule.

I would bet money that his producers would threaten his job if he stopped working (as a journalist) and rightly so.

Imagine if journalist started offing politicians they didn't like...in about a week the entire press would be shut down.

Journalist get access by not getting involved and they get trust by not getting involved... I'm sure he wanted to help more, but you know, it's right that he didn't.

You guys rail on and on about the press not being independent, but then lament when a journalist maintains accepted standards... can't have it both ways.



posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 10:24 AM
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they are puppets, they are there to just give us an illusion that they care. the US has only sent 100 million to help them out. we sped billions of dollars a week on wars, more than a trillion on bailouts, yet we give them a fraction of that in aide.

yea, he should be on the ground helping people since he is a doctor, but he is there for entertainment, to keep the sheeple entertained.



posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 10:26 AM
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I remember anderson cooper being very empassioned about hurricane katrina and very critical of the bush administrations's actions in terms of helping the victims.

Perhaps because it's another country, he doesn't care as much?



posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 10:31 AM
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you can't expect them to help people out during such a crisis..you know why?because they are there to make profit by broadcasting the misery and pain and then advertising in between that ......which greatly increases their bank balance.
This is called trafficking misery for one's own profit.
Hell with these jackals.



posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 10:35 AM
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wowzers I know exactly what you guys are talking about, I was the gym a few days ago for an hour and a half watching some footage on the area, they seemed to do nothing but survey the damage as if they were promoting donations but doing nothing to help any of the people desperately trying to get infront of the camera...

Cnn's probably just promoting donations to help executives get richer off natural disasters... I know how that stuff works, I used to work for a major marketing company for 5 years, administrations fees = millions of $$$, doesn't matter what registered charity it is, they're always in it for the money



posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 10:41 AM
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Oh for god sake's he's a NEUROSURGEON! Any ER trauma doc sees what Gupta saw in Haiti TIMES TEN every day in your average US ER. You want to see things no one should ever have to see go to Iraq or Afghanistan and follow a marine around for day. Let's not be overly dramatic here.



posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 10:43 AM
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You guys, most of you anyway, don't begin to vaguely understand journalistic ethics.

No wonder this # confuses and angers you, while Glenn Beck gets top ratings.



posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 10:47 AM
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Apparently, stating the obvious has now become reporting. Dr. Sanjay should be servicing and helping the needy in any capacity possible. He should as it is in horrifically bad taste considering the situation, to have him do live reports from haiti. Anderson should interview him on how he has helped people and what further help is needed.

You are right. CNN and Gupta have lost their minds.



posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 10:49 AM
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Originally posted by Ahem!
reply to post by Feeling Frisky
 


Apparently, stating the obvious has now become reporting. Dr. Sanjay should be servicing and helping the needy in any capacity possible. He should as it is in horrifically bad taste considering the situation, to have him do live reports from haiti. Anderson should interview him on how he has helped people and what further help is needed.

You are right. CNN and Gupta have lost their minds.


so we shouldn't send reporters that know how to fire guns to report on war?

Cause they should start helping the troops?

the truth is that Gupta is doing his job.

He's a bit of a tool, but he's not being unethical in the least.



posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 10:55 AM
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Journalism is very important - it may not seem like they are aiding people but they are aiding people more than some people that ARE pulling people out.

Through their reporting, they are showing the world how desperate a situation Haiti is in, and encouraging donations.

With their chronicle, it gives us a record too that we can look at and learn from after the fact, maybe during it.

Besides, I woke up in a warm bed and am eating my soup and petting my cat while watching it all on tv. I only gave a bit of money and hoped it helps. I didn't go help myself. Who am I to condemn?



posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 11:07 AM
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Yes, initially I had the same reaction to the coverage as most have expressed here, " Why is he not helping the injured?" Well, to me there seem to be many possible explanations. First, I'm not sure how medical licenses work, but is he authorized to practice there? As far as I know he is not a member of doctor's without borders. Yes, I see a moral issue of helping the people regardless, however Sanjay will have a career after the Haiti catastrophe and there seem to possible legal ramifications/ law suits against both him and CNN. I doubt any Haitian would sue him, but that's not to say some douchbag in the states wouldn't file a bs lawsuit. Second, while in Haiti he doesn't represent any one other than CNN he is there as medical correspondent, not a doctor. If he were to treat people in every catastrophe/warzone/etc he visited on behalf of CNN he would never be on the air. Granted the baby seemed a bit staged, but he is a neurosurgeon, if anyone there could help and assess this baby it is him and if it were my kid I would've handed her over too, at least a specialist will look at her.



posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 11:08 AM
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Meh, whatever gets our minds off government legislations is always going to be on the news.



posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 11:11 AM
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if he suck a crackerjack super brain surgeon why the hell is he on tv. i would think his brain surgery practice would keep him very busy and rolling in dough.\
but yeah if he really is a doctor and respects his oath then he should say to hell with reporting roll up his sleaves and get to work. sure he doesn't have license to practice there but i seriously doubt anybody would care.



posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 11:12 AM
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Me too,i was watching the show on CNN and i was thinking "what a bunch of hypocrites!".
They don't feel #!They don't even know how to act.
I don't understand how some people take advantage of others disgrace.

What humans have become



posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 11:17 AM
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Originally posted by searching4truth
Yes, initially I had the same reaction to the coverage as most have expressed here, " Why is he not helping the injured?" Well, to me there seem to be many possible explanations. First, I'm not sure how medical licenses work, but is he authorized to practice there? As far as I know he is not a member of doctor's without borders. Yes, I see a moral issue of helping the people regardless, however Sanjay will have a career after the Haiti catastrophe and there seem to possible legal ramifications/ law suits against both him and CNN. I doubt any Haitian would sue him, but that's not to say some douchbag in the states wouldn't file a bs lawsuit. Second, while in Haiti he doesn't represent any one other than CNN he is there as medical correspondent, not a doctor. If he were to treat people in every catastrophe/warzone/etc he visited on behalf of CNN he would never be on the air. Granted the baby seemed a bit staged, but he is a neurosurgeon, if anyone there could help and assess this baby it is him and if it were my kid I would've handed her over too, at least a specialist will look at her.


Medical licenses???In that situation????Are you kidding????There are a lot of civil people helping each other and the guy can't help cause he doesn't have his license for Haiti???
They're hosting the show,that's all they're doing.Making profit for CNN and themselves.
It's sad.



posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 11:20 AM
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Sort of side stepping the point there, bud. 75% of the people in this thread are trash talking this doctor and saying he should be helping more, not reporting. He's doing two jobs, and I'm willing to bet the reporting job is helping to support the aid he's giving. Now what are these people in this thread doing to help the people in Haiti? Whining about a doctor appearing on camera occasionally.

The point is that they're saying this doctor is useless and unhelpful to the situation, when they themselves are much more useless and unhelpful to the situation. Whether or not Fleabit is taking in homeless people is rather irrelevant. The trash talkers should shut up unless they are in the # giving 250% 16 hours a day, and spending their off time helping get donations to help further. Fleabit didn't accuse the doctor of being unhelpful, therefor he doesn't have to prove that he is more helpful. If anything these posters talking trash about the doctor should be taking in the homeless.



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