In an interview that aired June 2, 2009 on The Lou Dobbs Show, Drew Griffin exposed the ugly reality about receiving stem cell therapies abroad to the American people.
Well, I assume that is what Griffin tried to do based on his demeanor towards the victim of his biased reporting, Dr. Burton Feinerman.
Lou Dobbs put on his serious face to discuss “rising concerns about doctors selling hope instead of cures” and accused Dr. Feinerman of “peddling hope.”
If CNN had it their way, you would think that Dr. Burton Feinerman was a “self-taught” doctor who swindled innocent, dying people out of thousands of dollars by using unproven stem cell methods in Peru.
Oh no! That can’t be good.
Fortunately, you can always find the “rest of the story” on the Internet when big news networks try to pass off fear-mongering as journalism.
What we did not learn in the interview was that this self-taught stem cell scientist has over 50 years of experience in the medical field. This experience includes working at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester and in a laboratory with cancer immunotherapy at the Papaniculau Institute. Oh yeah, he’s also associated with the American Society of Hematology and Stem Cells, the Society of Cardiac Translational Medicine, the Society of Blood and Bone Marrow Transplantation, the Society of Apheresis, and the Society of Cranial Transplants and Brain Repair.
How did CNN manage to secure an interview with such a vile character?
“I was approached by CNN with the pretext they wanted to interview me about specific stem cell treatments for a number of incurable diseases. Thinking this would valuable for the public to learn I agreed to the interview even though I was on my way to treat patients in Peru,” explained Feinerman. “When the interview started and I tried to talk about the exact methods we utilize, Drew Griffin cut me off.”
Dr. Feinerman’s Response to CNN Interview
The clip, titled “Stem Cell Therapy Questions”, blasts “desperate” Americans for leaving the United States to receive medical treatment.
Politicol News points out something that CNN failed to mention:
“Under the Bush administration, and thanks to many republicans except for Nancy Reagan, stem cell therapy was outlawed in the United States. Many doctors for the last 8 whole years have surpassed the US in discovering not only the benefits of stem cell transplants through research, but they are curing diseases.” (Note: Stem cell research was never “outlawed” in the United States, but federal restrictions put in place at the time made it seem that way)
I have a “Stem Cell Therapy Question” for CNN: If stem cell research is ineffective and used to “peddle hope”, then why is every other country doing it and why is President Barack Obama using federal dollars during a recession to study it?
God forbid, if Lou Dobbs ever becomes the victim of an incurable disease, I’m sure he will set a good example by choosing to simply die in America instead of using his hefty bank account to receive treatments abroad that might save his life.
Wake up, America.