The official story is that the cancellation of Dr. Drew Pinsky’s show had nothing to do with his comments on Hillary’s health. The show’s cancellation had already been in the works for weeks prior to his controversial statements on a radio show, where he said he was “gravely concerned not just about her health, but her health care,” which he described as being “1950-level.”
“CNN is so supportive of Clinton, network honchos acted like the Mafia when confronting Drew,” a source told me. “First, they demanded he retract his comments, but he wouldn’t.”
What followed was a series of nasty phone calls and e-mails. “It was downright scary and creepy,” a source close to Pinsky said.
But a spokeswoman for Pinsky said the show’s cancellation had been decided weeks before Pinsky’s comments, as part of a HLN revamp that includes the end of Nancy Grace’s show.
“I know the timing is suspicious, and I know it’s hard to believe, but the two things had nothing to do with each other,” Pinsky’s rep Valerie Allen told me.
They badgered him and emailed him, trying to get him to recant. When he didn’t, days later, he finds out his show’s been canceled.
It sounds an awful lot like that Huffington Post contributor David Seaman who made the mistake of calling into question Hillary’s health. Within hours of his posting the two “controversial” articles, his publishing rights got revoked, and his articles got deleted. But I’m sure Huff Po’s decision to revoke his publishing rights was in the works for weeks, and it had nothing to do with his comments on the health of the Democratic nominee. And the deleting of his posts – which were specifically regarding Hillary’s health – was completely coincidental.
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