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marimour Donating Member (696 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-09 04:47 PM
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93. his segments are not just about medicine.
Have you seen any of his segments on obesity issues?

Two nationwide Fit Nation tours have culminated in special long-form programs that revealed the hazards of obesity in children, Fat Chance, and the challenges in eating healthy in a culture and regulatory environment that makes processed food so prevalent in the American diet, Danger: Poisoned Food.

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  -Wash Post - Obama Wants Journalist Gupta for Surgeon General Pirate Smile  Jan-06-09 02:06 PM   #0 
  - Has he ever performed abortions?  bluestateguy   Jan-06-09 02:08 PM   #1 
  - Doubtful as he is a brain surgeon. n/t  rvablue   Jan-06-09 02:39 PM   #39 
  - Journalist, Assistant Prof at Emory University, Chief Neurosurgeon at Grady Memorial...sounds good  Avalon6   Jan-06-09 02:09 PM   #2 
  - He is against Universal Health Care  Zodiak Ironfist   Jan-06-09 02:16 PM   #15 
     - I remember his arguments with Michael Moore. He is against single payer healthcare  Liberal_Stalwart71   Jan-06-09 02:29 PM   #25 
        - No, Obama is proposing something modest as a first measure  Zodiak Ironfist   Jan-06-09 02:49 PM   #48 
        - The Obama cult of personality is making it difficult to discuss politics on DU  yardwork   Jan-06-09 02:54 PM   #54 
           - So True!  jesus_of_suburbia   Jan-06-09 03:02 PM   #60 
           - I know. I support Obama 100% and worked tirelessly in VA even though  Liberal_Stalwart71   Jan-06-09 03:16 PM   #67 
        - Hillary Clinton is also not for Single Payer Healthcare.  FrenchieCat   Jan-06-09 02:49 PM   #49 
           - She is for universal healthcare, isn't she? And I thought as a solution for that, she  Liberal_Stalwart71   Jan-06-09 03:17 PM   #68 
  - I will believe it when it actually happens  blogslut   Jan-06-09 02:09 PM   #3 
  - Okay, a TV preacher to give the invocation, a TV doctor to be surgeon general..why not House for SG?  MookieWilson   Jan-06-09 02:10 PM   #4 
  - Are you an idiot?  Avalon6   Jan-06-09 02:10 PM   #7 
  - Didn't say he wasn't. Didn't say I didn't like him. But living in DC near NIH and....  MookieWilson   Jan-06-09 02:11 PM   #9 
     - When you become president you can pick who you want!  RichGirl   Jan-06-09 02:38 PM   #37 
  - um. He's a very well respected neuro-surgeon  cali   Jan-06-09 02:51 PM   #52 
     - Being a surgeon is nice, but that and being on television aren't the usual criteria for SG. nt  MookieWilson   Jan-06-09 03:50 PM   #80 
  - the best man for the job?  eShirl   Jan-06-09 02:10 PM   #5 
  - The Surgeon General is more of a spokesperson  Freddie Stubbs   Jan-06-09 02:13 PM   #11 
  - This is kind of the way I see it.  cottonseed   Jan-06-09 05:00 PM   #94 
  - I guess there weren't any veterinarians available. n/t  gkhouston   Jan-06-09 04:17 PM   #89 
  - I like Sanjay  SharonRB   Jan-06-09 02:10 PM   #6 
  - I don't dislike him, but there are a lot of folks with backgrounds in medical management, etc. nt  MookieWilson   Jan-06-09 02:11 PM   #8 
  - Well, that settles it then.  olkaz   Jan-06-09 02:32 PM   #31 
  - Wow.  redstate_democrat   Jan-06-09 02:12 PM   #10 
  - Not crazy about the pick, but I don't think SG really has much of an impact  Mojambo   Jan-06-09 02:13 PM   #12 
  - that seems like an odd choice.  BklynChick   Jan-06-09 02:14 PM   #13 
  - Well at least he won't be on CNN all the time.  heraldsqure   Jan-06-09 02:15 PM   #14 
  - I like this pick.  Blue_Roses   Jan-06-09 02:20 PM   #16 
  - He is a known propagandist for CNN  Zodiak Ironfist   Jan-06-09 02:21 PM   #17 
  - I cant stand him. Terrible choice!  Lisa0825   Jan-06-09 02:22 PM   #18 
  - yes, I remember it well  eShirl   Jan-06-09 02:30 PM   #26 
  - I'll probably get flamed, but here goes...  Still Sensible   Jan-06-09 03:04 PM   #61 
  - Gupta quoted the Heritage foundation in his segment  Zodiak Ironfist   Jan-06-09 03:26 PM   #74 
     - I understand your point, but  Still Sensible   Jan-06-09 04:18 PM   #90 
        - Without going to chase down quotes (which admittedly might take some time)  Zodiak Ironfist   Jan-06-09 06:23 PM   #98 
  - self delete.  Bornaginhooligan   Jan-06-09 03:06 PM   #63 
  - I haven't seen a good reason why this would be a bad pick.  Bornaginhooligan   Jan-06-09 02:22 PM   #19 
  - is, he wants to put cholesterol-lowering drugs in our drinking water, a good enough reason?  eShirl   Jan-06-09 02:26 PM   #20 
  - My goodness, he has a sense of humor.  Bornaginhooligan   Jan-06-09 02:26 PM   #21 
     - He was serious, and he was paid by the manufacturer to say so.  yardwork   Jan-06-09 02:30 PM   #28 
     - No, he wasn't.  Bornaginhooligan   Jan-06-09 02:31 PM   #29 
        - As a matter of fact, he did. He promotes products that he's paid to promote all the time.  yardwork   Jan-06-09 02:51 PM   #51 
           - No, he hasn't.  Bornaginhooligan   Jan-06-09 02:53 PM   #53 
     - oh, that was a joke?  eShirl   Jan-06-09 02:32 PM   #30 
        - Want to know what's funnier?  Bornaginhooligan   Jan-06-09 02:33 PM   #33 
           - you're right. nobody should take this guy seriously.  eShirl   Jan-06-09 02:35 PM   #35 
              - And you should be?  Bornaginhooligan   Jan-06-09 02:37 PM   #36 
                 - I see, so Obama's only two choices were Sanjay Gupta or Jenny McCarthy.  eShirl   Jan-06-09 02:40 PM   #40 
                    - Have you got an actual problem with Gupta?  Bornaginhooligan   Jan-06-09 02:41 PM   #42 
                       - No, believing in medicine is not my problem with him.  eShirl   Jan-06-09 02:45 PM   #45 
                          - "I will refer you to other posts in this thread"  Bornaginhooligan   Jan-06-09 02:50 PM   #50 
  - He certainly has experience in communications which seems to be primarily what the job does.  Pirate Smile   Jan-06-09 02:27 PM   #22 
  - He's the Oprah of health care. Instead of light bulbs, we'll be buying drugs  leftstreet   Jan-06-09 02:30 PM   #27 
     - The writer contradicts himself.  Bornaginhooligan   Jan-06-09 02:35 PM   #34 
        - I didn't get that  leftstreet   Jan-06-09 02:41 PM   #41 
  - I didn't understand this until I read...  Kristi1696   Jan-06-09 02:27 PM   #23 
  - Exuse me, but If we wanted EXPERIENCE,  JayMusgrove   Jan-06-09 03:01 PM   #58 
     - Someone whose CV doesn't include "media whore".  Kristi1696   Jan-06-09 03:12 PM   #65 
        - You've got to be joking?  ellacott   Jan-06-09 03:24 PM   #72 
           - Neurosurgeons usually do not manage those diseases.  Kristi1696   Jan-06-09 03:29 PM   #75 
              - Managing those diseases like a FP doctor doesn't mean you have limited knowledge  ellacott   Jan-06-09 03:35 PM   #77 
                 - Not to be nitpicky...  Kristi1696   Jan-06-09 03:46 PM   #79 
                    - Not to be nitpicky?  ellacott   Jan-06-09 03:58 PM   #84 
                       - PR job, yes. But isn't he also tasked with crafting the message...  Kristi1696   Jan-06-09 04:03 PM   #86 
                          - My opinion is that he is just presenting it  ellacott   Jan-06-09 04:13 PM   #88 
  - This has to be a joke. Gupta is an anti universal health care shill  Kurt_and_Hunter   Jan-06-09 02:29 PM   #24 
  - Odd choice, but I have no reason to complain  gravity   Jan-06-09 02:32 PM   #32 
  - Instead of Doctor and fomer Governor Howard Dean?!!  Phoebe Loosinhouse   Jan-06-09 02:38 PM   #38 
  - I totally agree and for the first time I'm pissed at a pick. When are WE all going to speak up?  rvablue   Jan-06-09 02:43 PM   #44 
  - Dean would have been a much, much stronger pick.  Kristi1696   Jan-06-09 03:13 PM   #66 
  - It's a sad day when the freepers make more sense than the people here  Avalon6   Jan-06-09 02:43 PM   #43 
  - What part?  cottonseed   Jan-06-09 05:03 PM   #95 
     - misspost  cottonseed   Jan-06-09 05:03 PM   #96 
  - What background/training does he have in public health?  moc   Jan-06-09 02:47 PM   #46 
  - He can see a free clinic from his penthouse window  slackmaster   Jan-06-09 02:55 PM   #55 
  - Chief neurosurgeon of Grady Hospital.  marimour   Jan-06-09 03:19 PM   #69 
  - freaking random.  ErinBerin84   Jan-06-09 02:48 PM   #47 
  - Journalist AND neurosurgeon. Surgeon General is a PR job - it's a good pick.  sparosnare   Jan-06-09 02:56 PM   #56 
  - I've read most of the replies, and I'm confused.  TEXASYANKEE   Jan-06-09 03:01 PM   #57 
  - The SG is the leading public health professional in the country.  moc   Jan-06-09 03:05 PM   #62 
     - it seems like thats what his segments/specials are about.  marimour   Jan-06-09 03:21 PM   #70 
        - I beleive that you missed the replier's point  grantcart   Jan-06-09 03:23 PM   #71 
           - Bingo! You get a star!  moc   Jan-06-09 03:33 PM   #76 
           - Seems to be pretty well-rounded to me.  Bornaginhooligan   Jan-06-09 03:39 PM   #78 
           - Well honestly he works for a company that has profited from immense  grantcart   Jan-06-09 03:51 PM   #82 
              - Did you just move the goal posts?  Bornaginhooligan   Jan-06-09 03:52 PM   #83 
                 - Yes I did  grantcart   Jan-06-09 04:10 PM   #87 
           - his segments are not just about medicine.  marimour   Jan-06-09 04:47 PM   #93 
  - I like that photo......:-x  Cash_thatswhatiwant   Jan-06-09 03:02 PM   #59 
  - For fuck's sake...  Progs Rock   Jan-06-09 03:07 PM   #64 
  - Damn, that's exactly what I was gonna say! nt  mycritters2   Jan-06-09 03:25 PM   #73 
     - Great minds  Progs Rock   Jan-06-09 03:50 PM   #81 
  - I wish Mccain had won  ellacott   Jan-06-09 03:59 PM   #85 
  - Oh please.  bigwillq   Jan-06-09 04:18 PM   #91 
     - oh please to you  ellacott   Jan-06-09 04:21 PM   #92 
  - Quoting a Freeper  cottonseed   Jan-06-09 05:04 PM   #97 

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