Sanjay Gupta: I Screwed Up in IDing Nepali Girl in CNN Report - Daily Beast
“I hate mistakes. I really hate them,” Sanjay Gupta told The Daily Beast on Wednesday, a few hours after acknowledging the distinct probability of an epic blunder.
CNN’s dashing resident neurosurgeon and chief medical correspondent—who frequently moonlights in operating rooms while on assignment covering wars, plagues, and natural disasters—was doing live reports from earthquake-ravaged Nepal in late April when he helped with a craniotomy on a gravely injured girl.
And then, according to an investigative story posted Tuesday night by the Global Press Journal , the publication of a San Francisco-based nonprofit that supports female journalists in developing-world countries, the cable news outlet’s star doctor/journalist committed a blush-worthy beaut.
Wielding a drill and a string saw used for brain surgery, the 45-year-old Gupta seems to have mistaken one patient for another, and then passed off his error as fact to a global television and Internet audience.
Nobody pointed out the slip-up for months, and Gupta said he believed his journalism was solid until the GPJ ’s report credibly indicated otherwise.
The story of Gupta’s gaffe—the result of a tip and weeks of persistent shoe-leather reporting on the ground by Nepalese journalist Shilu Manandhar—has prompted CNN to launch its own investigation to verify the facts (while taking strong issue with elements of Manandhar’s story). Yet the GPJ story, which involved treks to remote areas, locating both of the patients and their families, and gathering reams of supporting documents, clearly performed a valuable service and pushed CNN to correct the record.
“Questions have arisen about the identity of the girl who Dr. Sanjay Gupta helped operate on during a week in Nepal in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake,” the network said in an editor’s note posted Wednesday on its website . “CNN is looking into those questions and will update our...Source: www.thedailybeast.com
Sanjay Gupta: I Screwed Up in IDing Nepali Girl in CNN Report07/09/15 ,via Daily Beast
CNN's dashing resident neurosurgeon and chief medical correspondent—who frequently moonlights in operating rooms while on assignment covering wars, plagues, and natural disasters—was doing live reports from earthquake-ravaged Nepal in late April when
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