CBS IGNORES That Obama Depleted Mask Supply, Never Restocked

April 8th, 2020 11:56 AM
In reporting on America facing a critical shortage of N95 masks during this global pandemic, wouldn’t it make sense to look at how that happened and why America is in this position? Not according to CBS. On Wednesday, CBS This Morning’s Dr. Jon LaPook somehow ignored the fact that Barack Obama depleted the supply of masks and never restocked. You’ll never guess who does get mentioned for blame. (…

CBS Highlights Problems After Marijuana Legalization in Colorado

October 30th, 2016 10:53 PM
In a report aired on Sunday's 60 Minutes on CBS -- and previewed in a piece on Friday's CBS Evening News -- medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook highlighted some of the problems seen in Colorado that have increased in the couple of years since the state legalized marijuana use in 2014. LaPook spoke with a doctor from Pueblo County who recalled a substantial increase in women giving birth whose…

CBS Teams with WH, Pelosi to Bash GOP for Not Creating $1.9B for Zika

April 14th, 2016 8:19 PM
Thursday’s CBS Evening News featured a segment in which chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook tag-teamed with the White House and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to attack Republicans for not going along with demands to create $1.9 billion (that could be passed through Congress) to allow the CDC and NIH to fight the Zika virus.

CBS's Democratic Doctor Sides 7 to 1 With Assisted Suicide Activists

March 14th, 2016 4:38 PM
Dr. John LaPook, chief medical correspondent for CBS Evening News, aired a largely one-sided report on Sunday's 60 Minutes that featured seven advocates for legalized assisted suicide for the terminally-ill. Dr. LaPook hinted at his slant during the introduction to the segment: "We wanted to hear from patients and family members who've experienced it, and are fighting to make it legal nationwide…

CBS Touts Euthanasia Advocates in Preview of '60 Minutes' Report

March 11th, 2016 11:36 PM
Friday's CBS Evening News gave a one-sided preview of a euthanasia segment on an upcoming episode of 60 Minutes. The nearly two-minute long segment from Dr. Jon LaPook featured two of the most prominent supporters of euthanasia proponent Brittany Maynard — her husband, Dan Diaz, and the doctor who prescribed the lethal drugs she used to kill herself in November 2014. Scott Pelley noted that Dr.…

CBS Touts Assisted Suicide Legislation Nearing Passage in California

September 11th, 2015 12:34 AM
On Thursday, the CBS Evening News pushed a heavily slanted report on assisted suicide a day before the California State Senate will vote on whether or not to legalize the matter in the Golden State that would be modeled after Oregon’s law allowing doctors to provide lethal medication to extremely ill patients. In the three-minute-and-three-second segment, only 32 seconds were devoted to the pro-…

LaPook Helps Obama Argue Climate Change Is Harmful to Your Health

April 8th, 2015 9:00 PM
Wednesday’s edition of the CBS Evening News chose to re-air portions of chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook’s interview with President Obama on climate change supposedly threatening public health and included LaPook fretting at the end to anchor Scott Pelley that “climate change legislation has stalled in Congress.” The network’s cheerleading of Obama’s newest environmental initiative…

CBS Evening News Distorts Public Sentiment on Embryonic Stem Cell Rese

March 17th, 2010 5:58 PM
The CBS Evening News’ latest installment of “Where America Stands” failed to mention that some Americans actually stand opposed to embryonic stem research. Instead, last night’s program only featured medical professionals and industry experts who support the controversial research method. Setting the stage for the segment, "Evening News" anchor Katie Couric emphasized the potential promise…

CBS and NBC Push Obama's Health Agenda, Empathize with His Challenge

July 16th, 2009 2:05 AM
The White House's decision to offer interviews with the President to the medical doctors who are correspondents for ABC, CBS and NBC paid off Wednesday night with stories that embraced the assumption health care must be reformed; and interviews on CBS and NBC which put Obama's efforts in the best light. Ironically, ABC's Dr. Tim Johnson, a long-time advocate for government-directed universal…

CBS: 'Substance Abuse'? People Think McCain's War Injuries 'Funny

May 23rd, 2008 9:16 PM
The night after ABC's World News raised the possibility John McCain's POW ordeal caused “psychological damage,” on Friday's CBS Evening News Dr. Sanjay Gupta thought it noteworthy that the release of McCain's medical records ignored the Senator's “mental health,” any “mention of post-traumatic stress disorder” or of “substance abuse.” Oddly, Dr. Jon LaPook asserted that “people” notice McCain is…