I refuse to be lectured on Terri Schiavo by a man that very well could have killed his intern.
This comes from theMarch 28'th edition of Scarborough Country
DANIELS: Doctor, was a CAT scan—Doctor, your critics would ask you, was a CAT scan used? Was an MRI taken? Were any of these tests taken?
Dr. Ronald Cranford. (A neurologist at Hennepin Medical Center in Minneapolis): You don‘t know the answer to that? The CAT scan was done in 1996, 2002. We spent a lot of time in court showing the—you don‘t have copies of those CAT scans? How can you say that?
The CAT scans are out there, distributed to other people. You have got to look at the facts. The CAT scan is out there. It shows severe atrophy of the brain. The autopsy is going to show severe atrophy of the brain. And you are asking me if a CAT scan was done? How could you possibly be so stupid?
SCARBOROUGH: Wait. Wait. Wait. Wait a second.
SCARBOROUGH: Hold on a second, if I can interrupt here.
CRANFORD: Go ahead. Joe, interrupt me.
Why don‘t you go ahead and tell the rest of the story there? Why don‘t you tell us that the radiologist that looked at the two CAT scans said she showed improvement in 2002 over 1996? You know, you seem so sure of yourself. The Associated Press reported yesterday...
CRANFORD: Joe, the judge didn‘t believe him.
SCARBOROUGH: Hold on a second. Hold on a second.
You are so sure of yourself. Respond to this. AP had a report yesterday. They said seven doctors have looked at her. Four said she was in persistent vegetative state. You were one of them, hired by Michael Schiavo to do that. There were three others that looked at her that disagreed.
How can you be so absolutely sure that everybody that agrees with you is 100 percent accurate and everybody on the other side is a charlatan?
CRANFORD: Joe, Judge—Judge Greer disallowed, didn‘t believe what Maxfield said. You got your numbers wrong. There were eight neurologists saw her. Seven of the eight said she was in a vegetative state. Only one said she wasn‘t.
SCARBOROUGH: I am quoting an Associated Press report from yesterday.
CRANFORD: Joe, you‘ve got to get your facts straight.
Add to this, and it's a shame that MSNBC doesn't do Imus transcripts, but add to this the next day Chris Matthews went on Imus in the morning, and chastised the right wingers for making shit up about Terri Schiavo. Like the nurse that claimed to feed her pudding, an out-right lie since Terri was incapable of swallowing. If that nurse had fed Terri, she would have inhaled some of the food and then developed a fatal infection.
Matthews went on and on shooting down things that pass as fact on Scarborough's show, and it doesn't take a huge leap of faith to connect the dots here.
Joe Scarborough is a self-aggrandizing liar.
I only wonder why Matthews doesn't come right out and say it.
...and just for the sake of posterity, and to show how it's supposed to be done. Here is fellow MSNBC host Dan Abrams' indepth interview that was done the next day, with the same doctor! On The Abrams Report.
*Note: It Includes Terri Schiavo's CAT Scan too!