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Report: CNN Pressured Dr. Drew ‘Like the Mafia’ to Retract Clinton Health Comments

by Daniel Nussbaum, Breitbart:

When HLN cancelled Dr. Drew in August, the network said the decision was “mutually agreed” upon by both network executives and the show’s host, Dr. Drew Pinsky — but according to a report, executives at CNN (HLN’s sister network) pressured Pinsky to retract comments he made about Hillary Clinton’s health before the show was cancelled a few days later.

“CNN is so supportive of Clinton, network honchos acted like the Mafia when confronting Drew,” a source close to Pinsky told the New York Post‘s Page Six. “First, they demanded he retract his comments, but he wouldn’t.”

During a radio interview with John McIntyre on August 16, Dr. Pinsky commented on the release of the Democratic presidential candidate’s medical records, saying that based upon the information he had reviewed with another doctor, he was “gravely concerned not just about her health, but her health care.”

“Both of us concluded that if we were providing the care she was receiving, we would be ashamed to show up in a doctors’ lounge,” Dr. Pinsky concluded. “We would be laughed out. She’s receiving sort of 1950s level care by our evaluation.”

Eight days later, CNN executive vice president Ken Jautz announced that the last episode of Dr. Drew would air September 22.

“Dr. Drew and his team have delivered more than five years of creative shows and I want to thank them for their hard work and distinctive programming,” Jautz said in a statement announcing the show’s cancellation. “Their audience-driven shows, in particular, were innovative and memorable TV. And Dr. Drew has been an authoritative voice on addiction and on many other topical issues facing America today.”

The cancellation was framed as part of a broader shakeup at HLN, including the end of Nancy Grace’s long-running show on the network.

But a source close to Dr. Pinsky told Page Six that the host’s comments on Clinton’s health led to a series of “nasty” phone calls and emails from network executives that were “downright scary and creepy.”

A representative for CNN did not immediately return Breitbart News’ request for comment.

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4 comments to Report: CNN Pressured Dr. Drew ‘Like the Mafia’ to Retract Clinton Health Comments

  • Craig Escaped Detroit

    It would be interesting if FOX News picked up “Dr. Drew” for a regular guy on the team, or a frequent guest. (Not that I like ANY of the networks- I hate them all, but Dr. Drew deserves a bit of air-time-payback for what CNN did to him.)

    It would be amazing if some big network, during PRIME TIME, had Bill Holter, David Morgan, Peter Schiff, Mike Maloney & Gerald Celente, Andy Hoffman, Turd Ferguson, Max Keiser & Stacy Herbert, etc. on as an entire panel discussion without getting ambushed for once.

    All of those people have a great deal of knowledge about the truth & the lies & the flaws in the systems.
    I’ve seen SO many BRILLIANT people discussing so many of these things (Mitch Firestein, Yanus Varoufakis, Rickards, Rogers, Middleton, etc.) My educational awakening has been going on for the last 7-8 years at a pretty fast rate.

    Set it up like a “questions & answers” about the true economy, the FED, FIAT-Ponzi, Debt, PM’s, and why the crash is coming etc etc.

    But hey, we all know (((who))) runs all the networks and (((they))) are not going to allow this much truth to slip out into the open.

    I did buy my first pile of silver & gold, going back to the 70’s. Sold the gold, but kept the silver, and didn’t add to the stack for many years, but started to “re-stack” either in 08 or 09. Also started with all the other preps as much as possible.

    • Ed_B

      “All of those people have a great deal of knowledge about the truth & the lies & the flaws in the systems.”

      Yeah? Well, that’s just it, Craig. Network TV is NOT about the truth. It is about selling commercials and to do that they must suck up to TPTB. They know which side of their bread is buttered and exactly WHO is doing the buttering… and it ain’t us.

  • Craig Escaped Detroit

    I was thinking about what Rickards said about Sept 30th may be the turning point (death of the dollar) because one day later, Oct 1st, is when China gets their currency included into the SDR basket.

    Yes, I think it will be part of the snowflakes that start the avalanche going down Mt. Ponzi.

    They keep printing money and pushing the Ponzi ever faster, faster and faster again until it turns into a big wreck and the ship sinks.

    The only question, is how long it will take to reach “Ramming Speed”.

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