Hillary’s Health: CNN Fires TV Doctor Medical Advice Show

The media coverage of Donald Trump has hit a new low in biased support of Hillary Clinton, but will not surprise the well-informed voters in this election. Dr. Drew Pinsky, the physician and addiction specialist who hosted a popular medical-advice show on a sister network of CNN, has been fired.

The reason; His speculative diagnosis of Clintons health and medical care sent the CNN hierarchy into a conniption fit. The network reported Thursday that Dr. Pinsky and the cable network “have mutually agreed” to air the final episode of HLN’s “Dr. Drew on Call,” which ran for six years, on Sept. 22. Note the timing of this agreement.

Before his personal speculation during his show in late August, he had earlier been a guest on KABC radio’s “McIntyre in the Morning.” He revealed that with another doctor’s assistance, they had thoroughly reviewed medical evaluations of Clinton’s health that had been released by her campaign. You could say they interpreted the findings from a bi-partisan perspective, which is nowhere near the Clinton campaign’s rhetoric.

Dr. Pinsky said in a transcript of the show that, “Based on the information that she has provided and her doctors have provided, we were gravely concerned not just about her health, but her health care. Both of us concluded that if we were providing the care that she was receiving, we’d be ashamed to show up in a doctor’s lounge. We’d be laughed out. She’s receiving sort-of 1950-level care by our evaluation.”

CNN Fires TV Doctor Drew Pinsky - with Hillary Clinton.
Dr. Drew Pinsky and Hillary Clinton. Photo from video clip.

Clinton has been treated for hypothyroidism with Armour Thyroid, a pill derived from porcine thyroid glands, that is “very unconventional” and “sometimes has some weird side effects.” She also sustained a concussion from a serious fall in 2012. Dr. Pinsky concluded, “When she hit her head, she had to wear these prism glasses when she came out. That is brain damage, and it’s affecting her balance.”

The doctor reflected on the cancellation of his show saying, “It has been a privilege working at HLN, within the CNN Worldwide family as a contributor.”

Is CNN news or a Clinton?propaganda machine?

So why was this doctor and his embarrassing probabilities a reason to axe him from CNN? Was it the heavy-handed influence by the Clinton campaign spin doctors that freely appear in one form or another almost nightly somewhere on the network? Or was it the liberal-slanted news station that feared reprisals from the Clinton campaign such as a direct link to news alerts or inside scoops?

Hillary’s health has become an issue in the last few weeks. Donald Trump and his supporters have naturally taken the lead in the speculation. The billionaire real-estate tycoon earlier said, Clinton is “not strong enough to be president” and “importantly also lacks the mental and physical stamina to take on ISIS, and all of the many adversaries we face.”

Is this true? Should there be an independent group of doctors to examine her for the sake of future national security issues. Woodrow Wilson suffered a stroke while in the White House and his second wife Edith was the commander-in-chief in total secrecy from the general public. Could Americans really be voting for Bill Clinton’s third term?

Dwight L. Schwab Jr. is a moderate conservative who looks at all sides of a story, then speaks his mind. He has written more than 3500 national political and foreign affairs columns. His BS in journalism from the University of Oregon, with minors in political science and American history stands him in good stead for his writing.


Dwight has 30-years in the publishing industry, including ABC/Cap Cities and International Thomson. His first book, “Redistribution of Common Sense – Selective Commentaries on the Obama Administration 2009-2014,” was published in July, 2014. “The Game Changer – America’s Most Stunning Presidential Election in History,” was published in April 2017.


Dwight is a native of Portland, Oregon, and now a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area.