Anyone who has spent time following CNN reporting fully understand that ideology drives production content. And, at times, their little “stories” get unexpected exposed… Tommy Finnegan strikes again.
(Via WFB) CNN correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, who served as a White House fellow before embarking on a career in journalism, has been accused of falsely claiming that he helped perform brain surgery on an eight-year-old while covering the April earthquake in Nepal.
The Global Press Journal reported Tuesday that the girl identified in the CNN report as having undergone a craniotomy at the hands of Gupta never actually received surgery.
In a video that aired on CNN April 28, Gupta appeared next to stretcher-bound eight-year-old Salina Dahal, examining her CAT scan and commenting on her “dire” condition.
“She has a fractured skull, a blood clot, and her brain is swelling,” he said. “Without emergent surgery, she’ll have permanent damage. Or, like so many other earthquake victims, she’ll die.” Later footage showed Gupta, clad in scrubs, appearing to complete the surgery.
However, family and doctors of the young Salina confirmed to the Global Press Journal that she never underwent such an operation. According to her medical records, she suffered minor head injuries and a broken wrist during the quake.
An initial written story on CNN identified Gupta’s patient as 14-year-old Sandhya Chalise, who did undergo brain surgery, but the story was updated to name Salina as the subject of the operation.
A spokesperson for CNN first insisted that Gupta did indeed perform the surgery, later clarifying that he may not have been certain of the identity of his patient. (read more)