Board-certified medicine specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky should have known to never ever question the Hillary Clinton media narrative.
Last week The Duran reported that the TV personality doctor, known as “Dr. Drew went on KABC’s McIntyre in the Morning and said he was “gravely concerned” about Clinton’s health, noting that the treatment she has received is “bizarre” and could explain the “weird side-effects” that are no springing up all over the internet.
Today HLN, the network that runs Dr. Drew Pinsky’s program, announced it will cancel Dr. Drew’s show come end of September.
HLN chalks up the program’s cancelation to a drop in ratings, but others may view this as testament to HRC’s unlimited power over American media.
For those not in “the know”, HLN (formerly Headline News) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner. The channel is a spin-off of the U.S. Cable News Network (via Wikipedia).
More on Dr. Drew’s TV departure via Deadline…
Days after CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield announced on air she’s moving to HLN in the fall, HLN quietly confirmed Dr. Drew Pinsky’s program will end next month, though he will remain a contributor for CNN Worldwide.
“Dr. Drew and his team have delivered more than five years of creative shows, and I want to thank them for their hard work and distinctive programming,” CNN EVP Ken Jautz said in a statement confirming Pinsky’s last telecast will be September 22.
In its latest reboot, HLN is going for more straight news fare, add shows hosted by CNN’s Erica Hill, Michaela Pereira and Banfield. Drew’s departure is a no-brainer, given the show’s ratings; far bigger was HLN star Nancy Grace’s announcement in June that she was calling it a wrap when her contract expires in October.
Dr. Drew had survived the previous re-branding, little more than two years ago, when HLN announced it would become “the first TV network for the social media generation,” and “redefine TV news and information, driven by what’s trending, being shared and going viral across all screens.”
Pinsky made headlines last week when he announced on his radio show he is “gravely concerned” about Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s health and the health care she is receiving. It played nicely into Donald Trump’s position that Clinton is not healthy enough to serve as POTUS.
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