Rx for Bias: Networks' Top Docs Are Heavy Dem Donors

<p>Today NewsBusters' parent organization, the Media Research Center (MRC), revealed that ABC News is not the only network guilty of giving Democratic-donating medical doctors a microphone to &quot;report&quot; on President Barack Obama's government health care proposal. </p><p>CBS and NBC medical physician correspondents have also chipped in their own cash to Democratic - but never Republican - candidates.</p><p>&quot;ABC, CBS and NBC have no excuse for the applause these doctors have given to promote the largest expansion of government-run healthcare our country has ever seen,&quot; MRC President Brent Bozell said in a statement. &quot;There's nothing benign about giving a megaphone to doctors who have a financial stake in the success of liberals' most aggressive platform in decades,&quot; he added.</p><p>A search of OpenSecrets.org showed that:</p><!--break--><ul><li>Prior to joining CBS, Dr. Jon LaPook gave $4,000 to Democratic presidential candidates Al Gore, John Kerry and Wesley Clark, plus a hefty $20,000 donation to the DNC. </li><li>NBC's Nancy Snyderman gave two contributions totaling $800 to Democratic congressional candidates when she worked at the health care giant Johnson &amp; Johnson. This was after her stint at ABC News and before joining NBC.</li><li>ABC's Dr. David Besser gave a $400 donation to Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, a contribution made before ABC hired him and announced he would begin reporting this September.</li></ul><p>The full analysis is available at <a href="http://www.mediaresearch.org/realitycheck/realitycheck/2009/200908040458... <a href="http://www.businessandmedia.org/specialreports/2009/unCritical/uncritica... to access the comprehensive report “Uncritical Care” that shows 70% of network coverage promoted the ObamaCare health takeover.</p>

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