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NBC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman, who was spotted traveling outside her home in New Jersey last Thursday while under voluntary quarantine, issued an apology Monday evening. The New Jersey Department of Health has since issued a mandatory quarantine for Snyderman and her crew members who briefly worked with the NBC News freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo in Monrovia, Liberia, currently being treated for Ebola in Omaha, Neb.
On Monday night’s “Nightly News,” NBC host Brian Williams read a statement from Snyderman, which read:
While under voluntary quarantine guidelines, which called for our team to avoid public contact for 21 days, members of our group violated those guidelines and understand that our quarantine is now mandatory until 21 days have passed. We remain healthy and our temperatures are normal. Read more
The NBC News freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo being treated for Ebola in Omaha, Neb., after being flown back to the United States for treatment earlier this month tweeted that he’s “feeling like I’m on the road to good health” this afternoon.
Back on twitter, feeling like I’m on the road to good health. Will be posting some thoughts this week. Endless gratitude for the good vibes.
— ashoka (@unkyoka) October 13, 2014
Now that I’ve had first hand exp with this scourge of a disease, I’m even more pained at how little care sick west Africans are receiving
— ashoka (@unkyoka) October 13, 2014
On Thursday night, NBC News announced that a freelance cameraman that it hired to be a second cameraman for the network’s chief medical editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman reporting in Monrovia, Liberia, was diagnosed with Ebola.
NBC News Deborah Turness wrote in a note to staff Thursday evening:
“We are doing everything we can to get him the best care possible. He will be flown back to the United States for treatment at a medical center that is equipped to handle Ebola patients. We are consulting with the CDC, Medecins Sans Frontieres and others. And we are working with Dr. Nancy on the ground in Liberia.”
“We are also taking all possible measures to protect our employees and the general public. The rest of the crew, including Dr. Nancy, are being closely monitored and show no symptoms or warning signs. However, in an abundance of caution, we will fly them back on a private charter flight and then they will place themselves under quarantine in the United States for 21 days – which is at the most conservative end of the spectrum of medical guidance.”
The 33-year-old Ashoka Mukpo quarantined himself Wednesday after taking his temperature and recording a slight fever. Twelve hours after testing Thursday at Medecins Sans Frontieres, his result came back positive for the virus. Read more
Just a warning — you might want take a shower after reading this. Inexplicable slime can be hard to wash off.
CNN has Sanjay Gupta. NBC News has Nancy Snyderman. And now ABC News has acquired its own Sanjay Gupta with the announcement of Dave Zinczenko (almost as hard to spell as BuzzFeed‘s Andrew Kaczinksi) as their new Nutrition and Wellness Editor. He’s currently the consulting editorial of Men’s Fitness.
“David is a well-respected expert who for decades has guided millions of people to makehealthier [sic] choices,” states a release.
Well-respected, maybe. But then that depends who you’re talking to. A claim to fame: He dated actresss Rose McGowen for three years. Some downsides to Zinczenko: He owns a restaurant with his BFF Mediaite founder, ABC News legal analyst and “wingman” Dan Abrams (if you can stomach it, read “The Dan and Dave Show” in the NYT Style section here) and in 2011 Gawker exposed him for using old Men’s Health articles for his “Eat This, Not That!” column for Yahoo! Health. He can be credited to saying the single worst thing we’ve ever read about Abrams’ bout with testicular cancer. After Abrams was diagnosed, he ran into his good buddy Zinczenko, who said, “Hey Dan, you don’t look so great,” followed up with, “You look terrible, lighten up. It’s not like you have ball cancer.” If that crack wasn’t horrible enough, after he realized his friend actually did have ball cancer, he said he and Abrams later met at Elaines and laughed it off. He said it–no joke–”created a bond.”
Zinczenko is the author NYT bestsellers The Abs Diet and The 8-Hour Diet. His company recently announced a major deal with Random House for a new series of healthy lifestyle books. For 12 years he was the editor-in-chief of Men’s Health and editorial director of Women’s Health and Prevention magazines.
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes made a boo-boo during his show “Up!” on Memorial Day in which he said he feels “uncomfortable” about using the word “hero” to describe Americans who have gone to war.
“I feel uncomfortable about the word ‘hero’ because it seems to me that it is so rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war,” Hayes said in his characteristic otherworldly lingo. Immediately he faced backlash from the Drudge Report and other conservative news sites, who plastered his words out there for all to see.
Hayes didn’t instantly back down. “Sure this won’t stop the twitter hate, but ask people to watch this and see if we were being insufficiently respectful,” he tweeted with a link to a video of the segment in question. Shortly thereafter, Hayes apologized.
“[I]n seeking to discuss the civilian-military divide and the social distance between those who fight and those who don’t, I ended up reinforcing it, conforming to a stereotype of a removed pundit whose views are not anchored in the very real and very wrenching experience of this long decade of war,” Hayes said in his written apology. “And for that I am truly sorry.”
Cue up fellow MSNBC contributor Donny Deutsch who wasn’t having it. This morning on “Today” Deutch along with TV personality Star Jones and NBC medical news editor Nancy Snyderman discussed Hayes’ comments (TVNewser). “I’m repulsed,” Deutsch said. “I hope he doesn’t get more viewers as a result of this. To say that… and by the way, this guy is like — if you’ve see what he looks like — he looks like a weenie. And to sit there where these guys are risking their lives, they are heroes: beginning, middle, end of story. I don’t know what the other side of this argument is.”
We’re all about redemption in the Fishbowl. We hope Hayes will think before he insults war heroes on Memorial Day. And probably think before he drinks; coffee, that is. Hayes looks so wired all the time we’d swear there’s an IV of caffeine serum coming straight out of his right forearm.
Carry on, Hazy.
Actress Geena Davis, former FCC Commissioner Debi Tate, and the Girl Scouts are launching a commission to push for healthier media images of women and girls.
Members of the commission include Katherine Schwarzenegger, daughter of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, Emme, the model, Nancy Snyderman, NBC Chief Medical Editor, and Ann Shoket, Editor-in-Chief of Seventeen Magazine. The National Cable and Telecommunications Assoc. and The Creative Coalition are also backing the effort.
A presser will be held next Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the National Assoc. of Broadcasters.
And yes, the publicist assures us, there will be Girl Scout cookies.
• NBC’s Meet the Press: Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY, )WaPo’s E.J. Dionne, BBC’s Katty Kay, Peggy Noonan of WSJ and NBC Chief WH Correspondent Chuck Todd
• ABC’s This Week: Senior White House Adviser David Axelrod, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) and a roundtable with ABC News columnist George Will, Sam Donaldson, former Bush strategist Matthew Dowd, and ABC’s Cokie Roberts
• CNN’s State of the Union: David Axelrod, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Dem. pollster Celinda Lake and Rep. pollster Neil Newhouse
• NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show:
• Washington Watch with Roland Martin: White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod, AP’s Sonya Ross, Roll Call TV host Robert Traynham, Democratic pollster Cornell Belcher, Democratic strategist Karen Finney and News One/Interactive One Chief Content Officer Smokey Fontaine
• CNN’s Amanpour: Managing Director of IMF Dominique Strauss-Kahn, author Edwidge Danticat, U.N. Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Edmont Mulet
We’ll update as we get ‘em.
• NBC’s Meet the Press: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-TX), Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Susan G. Komen for the Cure founder Amb. Nancy Brinker, NBC’s Chief Medical Editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman
• CBS’ Face the Nation: Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and CBS medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton
• ABC’s This Week: Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE), Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and a roundtable with ABC’s George Will, Republican strategist Liz Cheney, Aspen Institute’s Walter Isaacson and former Clinton Labor Secretary and The American Prospect‘s Robert Reich
• Fox News Sunday: Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Sen. Kit Bond (R-MO), Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA), Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and former director of the National Institutes of Health Bernadine Healy
• CNN’s State of the Union: Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), CNN Republican strategist Mary Matalin, CNN Democratic strategist James Carville, California Republican Senate candidate and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina
• Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Senator Carl Levin (D-MI)
• Washington Watch with Roland Martin: Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Rep. William Lacy Clay, Jr. (D-MO), Active Health Management’s Dr. Melissa Clarke and a panel with NPR’s Michel Martin, TWT‘s Amanda Carpenter, XM Satellite radio’s Joe Madison, Politico‘s Nia-Malika Henderson and News One/Interactive One’s Smokey Fontaine
• CNN’s Amanpour: J Street’s Jeremy Ben-Ami, American Jewish Committee’s David Harris, Afghan Minister of Interior Hanif Atmar and former Finance Minister; Chairman, Institute of State Effectiveness Dr. Ashraf Ghani
Will update as we learn them.
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Just a few notes on WaPo salons… Politico takes note of Bob Woodward‘s appearance on Charlie Rose- “Sure it was a mistake,” Woodward told Rose. “It’s been acknowledged. The publisher and the editor have kind of — not kind of — it’s a no excuses apology. They’ve tried to explain how it happened and I think they have.”
How are MSNBC’s newest anchors Dylan Ratigan and Dr. Nancy Snyderman doing so far? Ehh… “To date, both shows have attracted plenty of media attention and generated headlines. But, at the same time, both shows have struggled to attract the young viewers coveted by advertisers.” More from NYO here.
SIRIUS XM Radio’s POTUS channel will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing by broadcasting live from the National Air and Space Museum from noon to 3pmET today. POTUS airs on SIRIUS channel 110 and XM channel 130.
A different perspective on the first 100 days of… Bo the dog.
Merriam-Webster has added a definition of the term “earmark” to the latest edition of its dictionary: “A provision in congressional legislation that allocates a specified amount of money for a specific project, program or organization.” (h/t LAT)
Howard Kurtz in today’s WaPo Media Notes: While Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation hearings drew plenty of coverage last week, the level of media excitement hardly matched that surrounding Mark Sanford’s Argentine affair, Sarah Palin’s Alaskan exit or Michael Jackson’s untimely departure.
HAT TIPS: mediabistro, Politico
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